Members' update

November 2023

The College has written to the Government highlighting the significant impact that armed conflict has on the mental health of individuals.

The College was disappointed about omissions from the King’s Speech this week, including no mention of reform of the Mental Health Act. Read our statement following the speech.

The College President, Dr Lade Smith CBE, has written to the Secretary of State about problems with homelessness and the link with mental health.

Discussing our position on Physician Associates (PAs)

Our position on Physician Associates is one of the items we’ll be covering in the next Question Time with the Officers webinar on 24 November. We’ve discussed PAs in previous QT webinars but we will cover this again so that people are clear about the College’s approach.

A psychiatrist from one of the 11 organisations which have signed up to the College’s Tackling racism in the workplace guidance is calling on other organisations to do the same.

Find out who won this year's RCPsych Lifetime Achievement Award, Psychiatrist of the Year Award and all of the other fantastic individual and team awards.

Last year’s Choose Psychiatry recruitment campaign scooped three awards last week – find out more and how you can support this year’s campaign.

Conversation cafes in Scotland

A Scottish addictions psychiatrist has been running conversation cafes with students and people with lived experience – to change beliefs about addiction and recovery.

Read more to receive further information regarding a career in psychiatry