RCPsych eNewsletter

January 2020

Welcome to the new-look web version of our monthly eNewsletter

This month's eNewsletter covers College election results, a new report on anxiety and depression, Dracula and much more.

The latest from the Devolved Nations

RCPsych in Scotland received welcome news for the New Year that NHS Education Scotland have awarded funding to continue with the Choose Psychiatry campaign north of the border, and we look forward to working closely with them, and the Scottish Government, in 2020 promoting the specialty. 

We start the year off with our Annual Winter Meeting taking place in Edinburgh at the end of January, which also includes the President’s Lecture with Chief Medical Officer, Catherine Calderwood. We are also busy responding to the Call for Evidence for the Forensic Mental Health Service Review due at the end of the month.

More RCPsych in Scotland news

In December, RCPsych Wales held its Executive Board Meeting during which we outlined our long-term strategy. This is due to be launched in February 2020. 

Building upon the success of our creative writing workshops in conjunction with our resident artist, Patrick Jones, we will be looking to collaborate with him on more projects. This will include a Faces of Psychiatry photographic exhibition.   

For further information on our recent work, please take a look at the RCPsych Wales Winter Newsletter.  

Other news from around the College

Thanks to the over 500 members who emailed their MP to put mental health funding on an equal footing with the rest of the NHS.

We have made it as easy as possible to email your MP to ask them to support the campaign and you still have until February 4 before the NHS Funding Bill is debated again in Parliament.

You can contact your MP using this tool.

We held our annual Young People’s Debate at 21 Prescot Street in December 2019. Here’s your chance to see a room full of budding students, and a panel of psychiatrists, debate the motion “this house believes that the modern world is toxic for our mental health”.

View the debate on Youtube