RCPsych eNewsletter

April 2021

Welcome to our eNewsletter for members

In this issue we look at the ways the College is changing post-COVID, talk about our response to the MHA White paper Consultation and reveal more details about our Virtual International Congress for 2021.

The latest from the Devolved Nations

Read the latest news and blog posts from Northern Ireland.

The College in Scotland has continued to be busy. We advertised CPS bursaries for IC21 and have had nine successful applicants (2 x FY, 7 x med students from across the Scottish medical schools).

We held a Psychiatry Workforce Steering Group meeting with colleagues from NES and the Scottish Government MH workforce unit, and are in the process of starting to develop a ‘State of the Nation’ report on psychiatry.

We also held the Liaison Faculty Zoom conference on 28 April, and we're accepting submissions for the 2021 Research Prize (Closing date is 31 July).

Read more news and blog posts from Scotland.

Read the latest news and blog posts from Wales.

Other news from around the College

Free access to eBrain

Did you know you have access to the eBrain learning platform?

eBrain is a non-profit initiative brought to you by the Joint Neurosciences Council. It provides 650+ interactive, multimedia-rich lessons in 24 modules, such as Performing a Neuropsychiatric Examination and Principles of Developmental Neuropsychiatry in Children and Young People. The learning material on eBrain also includes question banks, virtual case reports, practice examinations, learning paths, and a bibliography.

The website has a new look and layout for 2021 plus a new podcast series.

To get access contact the College Library at infoservice@rcpsych.ac.uk.

Suggest a book

Is there a particular book we don't have that would make a useful addition to the library? Do you think we need more copies of an important textbook? The Library welcomes suggestions from members for library stock. Members can send us an email at infoservices@rcpsych.ac.uk or give us a call on 020 3701 2761 / 020 3701 2520. These can be for books, journals or online resources.

Items suggested will be carefully considered but not all necessarily obtained

Please always check the library catalogue before making a suggestion.

Accessing eBooks

Have you checked out the College Library's collection of ebooks? We have 45 available, including the Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines, Oxford Textbook of Neuropsychiatry and Kaplan and Sadock's Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry. We're also looking for recommendations – get in touch!

The Psychiatrists' Support Service (PSS) provides free, rapid, high quality peer support by telephone to psychiatrists of all grades who may be experiencing personal or work-related difficulties. Our service is totally confidential and delivered by trained Peer Support Psychiatrists (PSPs). Our PSPs are from diverse backgrounds and have received training in many different areas, to improve their understanding and ability to support all those who call the PSS. As a service, we are aware that the difficulties faced by doctors vary enormously. We will support you through whatever they may be, including burnout, workplace bullying and discrimination, serious incidents, as well as coping with stress and change. Our support service manager and our PSPs will talk with you in confidence, without stigma or prejudice.

The service can be contacted by phone on 020 8618 4020 or by email at pss@rcpsych.ac.uk.

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