RCPsych eNewsletter

May 2023

Welcome to our eNewsletter for members

In this month's newsletter we look back at this year's Mental Health Awareness Week, announce an exciting new vacancy in NCCMH, reveal the next editor of the BJPsych, and show you how to get the best rates for attending this year's Congress.

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

Applications and nominations

RCPsych Awards 2023

This is a final reminder to submit your applications for this year’s RCPsych Awards. All entries close at 5pm on Friday 26 May.

Eating Disorders Credential taking applications

We are pleased to announce applications are now open for Cohort 1 of the RCPsych Eating Disorder Credential. Deadline The deadline for applications is 11.59pm on Friday 30 June 2023.

Invitation to Expert Reference Group

For practitioners with experience of using and/or implementing PROMs with people with a learning disability or autism, to inform guidance for PROMs in Community Mental Health Services. Express interest before 5 June 2023.

Chair – CCQI Combined Committee for Accreditation

We’re looking for a new Chair to oversee the work of the networks’ accreditation committees that decide if services have met sufficient standards to be accredited by the College. The closing date for applications is 2 June 2023.


Women In Mind event – 5 June 2023

Join us for an evening with Professor Camara Phyllis Jones and our incoming President Dr Lade Smith CBE. Their conversation will focus on the impacts of racism on mental health.

SW Spring Biannual Meeting – 9 June 2023

This conference, hosted at the Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel, will provide an exciting programme on the theme of controversial treatments in psychiatry.

Resources for members

eLearning Hub: new module

RCPsych eLearning Hub is pleased to announce the release of a brand-new module designed to increase knowledge of how care can be improved for people from ethnic minority communities throughout the dementia care pathway.

MAEP newsletter – Expert Witness Matters

Our monthly newsletter is sent by the MAEP team on behalf of Professor Keith Rix. It includes helpful information for expert witnesses who provide assistance to courts and tribunals, such as updates on recent cases, judgments, training events and other matters of interest.

Read more to receive further information regarding a career in psychiatry