Get involved with the West Midlands Division

There are lots of ways you can get involved with the West Midlands Division!

Taking a role on the Executive Committee

The West Midland's Executive Committee are always looking for new members! Being a member of the Exec will help you expand your network of professional contacts, shape the service the College provides to members in the region, and will be a lot of fun too.

Read more about the work of the Division Executive.

See Vacancies on the Division Executive and how to apply.

Attending an event or training session

The Divisions team works hard to provide great events and training sessions at which you can gain CPD points, keep your knowledge up to date and network with other members, carers and patient representatives in the region.

Find out about our upcoming events.

Contributing to the Division's news updates or speaking at an event

We'd love to hear from Division members who'd like to contribute an article to our news updates or speak at one of our events. If you'd like to, please email

Competitions for Medical Students, Foundation Doctors, Trainees and SAS Doctors

Each year the West Midlands Division runs a poster competition for Medical Students, Foundation Doctors, Trainees and SAS Doctors at either the Spring or Autumn Conference.

There are three winning categories which include:

  • Best Student Associate/ FY1-2
  • Best CT1-3 Trainee
  • Best ST4-6 Higher Trainee and Specialty Grade Doctors

Each winner will receive a £100 prize and a certificate of merit.

Find out how to apply.

Representing the Division at the annual Mindmasters quiz

Each year the Division takes part in the Mindmasters quiz, which began in 2022. If you enjoy quizzes and would like to take part in the team, we'd love to hear from you. Contact for more information.

Joining the West Midlands Independent Psychiatrists Group

The West Midlands branch of the RCPsych Private and Independent Practice Special Interest Group (PIPSIG) currently meets virtually three times a year. 

Terms of reference: 

  • Maintain links with the College over decisions made, which affect our practice.
  • Provide a network for independent psychiatrists as the West Midlands branch of PIPSIG.
  • Promote responsible practice, particularly in relation to appraisals and revalidation.
  • Act as a source and resource for continuing professional development.

Aims of the group:

  • Peer group support
  • Provide a network for practical information
  • Assist each other with appraisal tasks
  • Act as a starting point for difficult areas e.g. complaints, Section 12 Approvals or Approved Clinician status

If you interested to join, please contact for more information.

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