RCPsych eNewsletter June 2019

In her June blog Wendy discusses our new position statement on antidepressants, the launch of our new data website and more.

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We’ve launched a new website to keep you in touch with how well the mental health system is performing.

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The College has welcomed the new NHS Interim People plan – which we helped to develop – published this month.

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See five ways in which the College has influenced mental health care in the UK in the last three years.

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Nearly 40 new fellows from as far away as Australia came to our New Fellows ceremony this month – honouring the amazing work of our senior members across the world.

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Read Dr Louise Theodosiou’s powerful blog on the importance of Pride – one of several things the College has been doing to mark Pride month 2019.

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Our newly published annual report reviews our performance in 2018 and explains what we achieved and how we spent our members and funders’ money.

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Around 3,300 psychiatrists from around the world are coming to this year’s Congress in London starting next week. If you haven’t booked your place yet, do it today!

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RCPsych in Northern Ireland updates

Read the monthly activity log.

RCPsych in Scotland updates

The office held two successful events in June: the Intellectual Disability Faculty Conference in Edinburgh on 7th June and A Career in Psychiatry event on the 14th in Perth.

We attended the opening of the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh’s year-long Mental Health Exhibition. Both staff and College members have been involved with the exhibition through publicising the event, testimony and presentations.

We also met with Scottish Government about their international recruitment of Psychiatrists campaign, and how the Government and College can collaborate on this.

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 bjpadvances@rcpsych.ac.uk.

Library updates

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 infoservices@rcpsych.ac.uk 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

Check out the complete list

Members have access to these via our Access Journals & Databases page and their RCPsych OpenAthens account.

Please get in touch for more details.

CPD Online

CPD Online offers a selection of free modules for those without a paid subscription. You can log in to the free modules straight away using the same username and password with which you access the members' area of the College website.

Keep up to date with the latest CPDO eNewsletter.

Psychiatrist Support Service

Psychiatrists experiencing personal or professional difficulties can access free, confidential support via PSS - call on 020 7245 0412.

RCPsych Insight

What did you think of the latest edition of RCPsych Insight? Email us your thoughts to magazine@rcpsych.ac.uk, or tweet us using the hashtag #RCPsychInsight.

June poll

Agree/Disagree: "Creating a website which allows people to check how mental health services are performing against key indicators will drive up standards."


May's poll results

"I recognise the impact the College has made on mental health policy over the last three years"

Yes: 52% No: 48%

Read the commentary in this month's BJPsych Kaleidoscope column and take this month's quiz.

Last month's quiz answers can be now be found in the May Kaleidoscope column.

Read the full June 2019 Kaleidoscope column in BJPsych.

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