Electing our next President

We will soon be welcoming nominations for members who want to stand in our forthcoming Presidential election – which will identify the successor to our current President Dr Adrian James, who is due to demit office in summer 2023.

Nominations for the three-year post will be open between 1 June-5 August, with the election taking place in December and January. The position of President is the most senior member role in the College, with a national and international leadership role in psychiatry.

The President also chairs our Council and Board of Trustees.

You can find all the information on how to stand for President including some Frequently Asked Questions on the nomination process.

All RCPsych Members, Fellows and Specialist Associates can stand for election, and all can vote for the next President when voting opens on 14 December.

The College will once again ensure an open and transparent election process, with candidates being able to share their vision and priorities with voters, including through:

  • a hustings webinar
  • a short video on the College site
  • a feature in RCPsych Insight
  • their social media accounts
  • an online Q&A
  • a short statement published on the website.

Once we announce the names of the candidates standing for President, in early September, there will be further details of how to submit questions for the online Q&As and how to watch the hustings webinar.

If you have any further questions about the election for President that aren’t answered on the website, please contact elections@rcpsych.ac.uk.

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