RCPsych eNewsletter

December 2021

Welcome to our eNewsletter for members

In this issue we invite you to register for next year's Congress, launch our first ever LGBTQ+ survey for all members, and  reveal our updated guidance on both PTSD and coping after a traumatic event

The latest from the Devolved Nations

Read the latest news and blog posts from Northern Ireland.

RCPsychiS Winter meeting

Booking for the RCPsychiS Winter meeting on 28 January 2022 is now open. The event largely focuses on the theme of Adversity and includes a presentation from Professor Greenburg on Moral Injury as well as presentations on suicide, burnout, promoting resilience and perinatal and infant mental health. Free places will also be offered to medical students and foundation doctors to attend the event.

Special webinar on working with transgender patients

RCPsych in Scotland and the North West Division have teamed up to deliver a special webinar on working with transgender patients. Including insights and experiences from psychiatrists and lived experienced individuals alike, we aim to share new light on the subject to improve the level of care these individuals receive. Chaired by the RCPsych Rainbow SIG.

Book your place now


Read more news and blog posts from Scotland.

Read the latest news and blog posts from Wales.

Other news from around the College

The RCPsych Biennial Census is now available to read. The aim of the census report is to provide information at a point in time (31 March 2021) about psychiatric workforce and staffing.

This comprises numbers of consultant and specialty doctor psychiatrists across the UK. It provides evidence for future College policy as well as a dynamic historical record of the workforce over time.

It is hoped that an accurate picture of the psychiatric workforce through the quantity and quality of information obtained will assist in evidence-based decision making and improved services to our communities.

RCPsych North West Division Presents: a webinar with Professor David Taylor titled 'The Art of de-prescribing psychotropic medication'.

Professor David Taylor will give a lecture on how the way in which medication is stopped is probably more important than what is prescribed in the first place.

Date: 28 January 2022, 9.30am – 11am, via Zoom

Book your place now

We are conducting an audit into our College Assessors to ensure that the information we hold for you is accurate and up-to-date.

The initial survey was sent out 3 November 2021 and takes less than a minute to complete. We ask that you please complete the survey.

If you are a College Assessor and have not received the survey, or if you have any questions, please get in touch at workforce@rcpsych.ac.uk.

We are advertising for the role of Chair of the MRCPsych Written Examinations Standard Setting Panel, who will be responsible for all aspects of the MRCPsych Written Papers Standard Setting of questions for approval by the Examinations Sub-Committee.

If you would like to be considered for this post, please submit a CV and a covering letter demonstrating experience (one A4 side) to examinations@rcpsych.ac.uk.

For any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the examinations unit at examinations@rcpsych.ac.uk.

Please see the full job description for this role.