RCPsych eNewsletter

January 2023

Welcome to our eNewsletter for members

In this month's newsletter we hear from our next President, discuss the progress of the Draft Mental Health Act Bill, take a look at the conference we recently hosted with the World Association of Social Psychiatry (WASP) and reveal the winner of the 2022 Morris Markowe Prize.

Royal appointment

Our Registrar, Dr Trudi Seneviratne OBE, has been appointed to the Princess of Wales' Advisory Group that will support The Princess of Wales’ work promoting the importance of early childhood.

Highlights from our Council meeting

Find out what happened at our first Council meeting of the year, which took place on Friday 20 January.

Morris Markowe Prize – winner announced

Find out who won the 2022 Morris Markowe Prize, awarded to the best article aimed at improving patients and the public’s understanding of a mental health issue.

Psychiatrist Support Service (PSS)

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. Contact the PSS by phone on 020 8618 4020 or by email at pss@rcpsych.ac.uk.

Other news from around the College

RCPsych Publishing

Read the latest RCPsych Publishing Highlights.

New: Transcripts for BJPsych Journals podcasts

Deadline approaching: Praxis Editorial Award

Deadline approaching: BJPsych Deputy Editor vacancy

Vacancy – CPD eLearning Podcast Editor

Would you like to commission and produce podcasts for CPD eLearning, playing a leading role in directing the podcast portfolio? Find out more and apply!

Adolescent psychiatry – Prize open for submissions

The 2023 Gillian Page Prize is now open. The deadline is 17 February 2023 at midnight.

Medical psychotherapy – Small project grant

The Faculty of Medical Psychotherapy has established a small project grant to stimulate research in the specialty.

Rehabilitation and social psychiatry – Lifetime Achievement Award

We are pleased to invite nominations for the 2022 Award, honouring the career of an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the field

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Surveillance System (CAPSS)

CAPSS Masterclass #2 – Book your place

Other CAPSS masterclasses and webinars

National Student Psychiatry Conference (NSPC) 10th Anniversary

This year's NSPC is taking place on 4-5 February 2023, celebrating its 10th anniversary.

ACOMHS publishes first national report

Accreditation for Community Mental Health Services (ACOMHS) has published its first national report, highlighting some of the most commonly unmet ACOMHS standards.

Psych Star Scheme Information Evening

We're hosting a free information evening for medical students interested in applying for the Psych Star Scheme 2023/24.

Read more to receive further information regarding a career in psychiatry