This month we launched our first ever International Strategy, to help RCPsych engage better with overseas members and strengthen our voice as a leading global mental health organisation working to improve the standard of mental health care worldwide.
The three-year strategy sets out a range of ways in which we will do this, including:
- improving the process for our international members joining the College
- expanding the capacity for people to take our CASC exam at locations around the world
- rolling out a series of international events
- providing clinical skills training courses
- expanding overseas volunteer schemes from 15 to 100 members per year
- better promotion of quality networks and standards-based quality assurance and reviews of mental health services worldwide.
The strategy acknowledges that we have stronger collaborations in some areas of the world than others and sets out to build on existing partnerships while fostering new collaborations in regions where few or none exist at the moment.
RCPsych President, Dr Adrian James said:
“We are incredibly proud to launch our first International Strategy.
“It anchors the College’s ambition to better engage with its overseas membership and fortifies its voice as a leading global mental health organisation working to improve the standards of care delivered to patients worldwide.
“The purpose of the Strategy is to set the values and principles that will underpin our international work, and how improvements will be delivered.
“The International Strategy will also ensure that all our global initiatives are led by the UN Sustainable Goals.”
Alongside the International team and the Chief Executive, the newly appointed Presidential Lead for International Affairs, Professor Mohammed Al-Uzri, will oversee the actualisation of the objectives set out in the document.
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