In her July blog, Wendy discusses the successes of this year's Congress, making sure mental health gets the attention it deserves under the new Government and reducing restrictive practice.
The number of junior doctors choosing to train in psychiatry is at an all-time high, according to the latest statistics.
Dr Kate Lovett, the College’s Dean, has warmly welcomed a new report by Health Education England stressing the vital importance of psychiatry in a junior doctor's training.
We've produced a new leaflet introducing each of our 15 SIGs and providing contact details.
Dr. Rosemary Balsam received the Sigourney Award last week for her work on psychoanalytical theory.
The Government must urgently produce an updated and ambitious national alcohol strategy to tackle the escalating risk to public health, according to a letter signed by the College and other leading health organisations.
The National Audit of Dementia (care in general hospitals) has published its fourth national report based on data received from 195 acute general hospitals in England and Wales.
RCPsych in Northern Ireland updates
Read the monthly activity log.
RCPsych in Scotland
July has seen the College in Scotland focusing on its Personality Disorder campaign, having written to every health board in Scotland about the work they are doing to improve their services. We have been working alongside Scottish Government representatives with regards to our Personality Disorder report recommendations and the establishment of a Personality Disorder Managed Network.
Over the next few weeks, we will be turning our attention to our Strategy Day & Executive meeting in August. These meetings will focus on how the College in Scotland moves forward as a Devolved Council, and our future main campaign.
RCPsych in Wales
RCPsych Wales have just released a Summer newsletter (PDF) with information about recent events and achievements, this includes news of an 100% fill rate into core training in Psychiatry.
You can find a list of all College events on the website.
- Annual Medical Education Conference, 26-27 September 2019 | Marriott Hotel, Glasgow
- Resilience and Wellbeing Course for SAS Doctors 2019, 2 October 2019 | RCPsych London
- Faculty of General Adult Psychiatry Annual Conference, 10-11 October 2019 | Midland Hotel, Manchester
- 15 minute CBT for use in clinical teams: a Five Areas Approach, 21 October 2019 | RCPsych London
- Personality Disorders course, 31 October 2019 | RCPsych London
- Psychodynamic Psychiatry; A Psychoanalytic Approach to understanding Mental Disturbance and Its Impact on Staff, 1 November | RCPsych London
- Working with Long Term Physical Illness & Medically Unexplained Symptoms, 4 November 2019 | RCPsych London
- Advanced Communication Skills for Public Engagement, 21 November 2019 | RCPsych London
- Personality Disorders course, 25 November 2019 | RCPsych London
- ECT Team Day, 29 November 2019 | Birmingham
- ECT Prescribers' Day, 30 November 2019 | Birmingham
RCPsych Publishing updates
Access to RCPsych journals
Did you know you can use your RCPsych member details to access BJPsych and BJPsych Advances? Click “log in” from the journal website, select “RCPsych” from the Society menu, and enter the same username and password that you use to gain access to My RCPsych on the College website. See the full instructions and note BJPsych Bulletin, BJPsych International, and BJPsych Open are freely accessible online.
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BJPsych Advances: Submissions in the Area of Addictions Invited
BJPsych Advances, the College's peer-reviewed CPD journal for consultant psychiatrists, invites clinical experts to submit proposals for Articles, Clinical Reflections and Refreshments in the area of Addictions.
Articles typically discuss comprehensive, practical approaches to clinical problems and explain the full range of therapeutic options, with useful features like MCQs, summary boxes, and associated commentaries.
For further information about the journal and all article types visit the Advances site.
To submit a proposal to the journal (including a summary of approximately 150 words), please email email@example.com.
Suggest a book
Is there a particular book we don't have that would make a useful addition to the library? Do you think we need more copies of an important textbook?
The Library welcomes suggestions from members for library stock. Members can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on 020 3701 2520. These can be for books, journals or online resources.
Items suggested will be carefully considered but not all necessarily obtained
Please always check the library before making a suggestion.
Access to new journals and ebooks! Now available via your College OpenAthens Account
The library has extended its collection to include an additional 38 psychiatric journals and 10 ebooks! These include:
- Comprehensive Psychiatry
- Drug and Alcohol Dependence
- European Psychiatry
- Journal of Anxiety Disorders
- Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
- Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging
- Ford: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 2e
- Maine: Treatment of Eating Disorders 1e
Members have access to these via our Access Journals & Databases page and their RCPsych OpenAthens account.
Please get in touch for more details.
The time- and cost-effective route to CPD: have you started your online journey?
CPD Online (CPDO) is RCPsych’s eLearning resource for consultant psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, incorporating the latest research and best practice in psychiatry into 200+ modules and 100+ podcasts.
CPD Online will enable you to:
- complete 50% of your annual CPD requirement
- fit CPD activities around your busy schedule
- earn and print certificates for completed modules
- measure understanding through interactive, peer-reviewed learning.
Psychiatrist Support Service
Psychiatrists experiencing personal or professional difficulties can access free, confidential support via PSS - call on 020 7245 0412.
Ladybones - a one-woman show at the Edinburgh Fringe 2019, delving into psychiatric topics including OCD.