RCPsych eNewsletter

April 2022

Welcome to our eNewsletter for members

In this issue we reveal the results of the recent College elections, show off our revamped eLearning platform, and invite you to take part in the STIMULATE-ICP study on 'long COVID' and other long-term conditions.

CQC recruiting new Director of Mental Health

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) in the UK is recruiting for a new Director of Mental Health. The deadline for applications is 13 May.

News from the Devolved Nations

Read the latest news and blog posts from Northern Ireland.

Read the latest news and blog posts from Scotland.

We hosted the second Cross Party Groups on Climate, Nature and Wellbeing, chaired by MS Delyth Jewell which explores how to improve the environment and as a result wellbeing, as well as a cross party group on Clean Air, which advises Welsh Government on their upcoming Clean Air Act.

The Minister for Mental Health issued a Cabinet Statement on Dementia services, highlighting the work of the College in its project to embed FDG-PET scanning to increase and improve dementia diagnostic rates.

The College’s resources have been issued in Welsh Government’s guidance of the Homes for Ukraine scheme.

Read the latest news and blog posts from Wales.

Other news from around the College

RCPsych Publishing updates

Read the latest RCPsych Publishing Highlights newsletter.

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.

Our service is totally confidential and delivered by trained Peer Support Psychiatrists (PSPs). Our PSPs are from diverse backgrounds and have received training in many different areas, to improve their understanding and ability to support all those who call the PSS.

As a service, we are aware that the difficulties faced by doctors vary enormously. We will support you through whatever they may be, including burnout, workplace bullying and discrimination, serious incidents, as well as coping with stress and change. Our support service manager and our PSPs will talk with you in confidence, without stigma or prejudice.

The service can be contacted by phone on 020 8618 4020 or by email at pss@rcpsych.ac.uk.

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FuturePsych is our magazine for Student and Foundation Doctor Associates.

We're calling for submissions for the next edition of the magazine which will be published in July 2022.

Find out how to submit your article

Interested in sharing valuable knowledge and experience as a Mentor? We are pleased to announce the opportunity for doctors to join our exciting Psychiatry Foundation Fellowship programme.

Find out more, including how to apply

Read more to receive further information regarding a career in psychiatry