RCPsych eNewsletter March 2019

Wendy's March blog covers great Old Age Faculty and neuroscience events and important legislation changes in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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Launching in September 2019, the RCPsych Leadership and Management Fellow scheme combines a bespoke national training programme with a local apprenticeship model to nurture emerging medical leaders.

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Today is NHS Sustainability Day and across the UK, health care professionals are joining together to try and reduce the carbon footprint of the NHS.

It can be really difficult to know how to reduce our footprint in our day to day work.

To help, the RCPsych Sustainability Committee have come up with a ‘Top Ten List of Things a Psychiatrist Can Do’ to improve the sustainability of their practice and reduce their professional footprint.

Read our special Sustainability day blog.

We’re inviting nominations for RCPsych awards – while ACCEA are also accepting entries for the Clinical Excellence awards.

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Ethical dilemmas are common in psychiatry. Test your knowledge using the new module on CPD Online.

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We’re encouraging trainees with an interest in sustainability or politics to apply for the College’s Scholar Programme.

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We’ve welcomed new rapid care plans but cautioned the NHS must make sure we have the workforce to deliver them.

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We’ve appointed a new Chief Examiner, who will take up the role in July 2019.

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RCPsych in Northern Ireland updates

Read the Chair's blog and the monthly update.

RCPsych in Scotland

RCPsych in Scotland are currently working on with the Scottish Government about legislation to improve forensic medical services.  Whilst Dr. John Crichton, our Chair spoke at the UK Forensic Faculty Conference about the role of knife design and preventing violent crime. 

The office team has been busy with events, both our Liaison Faculty Conference and the joint conference ‘Learning From Each Other’ with RCPCH and the Scottish Paediatric Society took place on 1 March.  The Addiction Faculty Conference takes place shortly as does the Choose Psychiatry in Scotland event for medical students, Foundation Doctors and CT1s.  We also look forward to welcoming the new Devolved Nations Press Officer, Laura, who will start later this month and will be based in the Scotland office.

RCPsych Publishing updates

BJPsych Advances call for papers

BJPsych Advances, RCPsych's peer-reviewed CPD journal for consultant psychiatrists, invites clinical experts to submit proposals for Articles, Clinical Reflections Refreshments on current ideas, techniques and developments in psychiatry. 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. Find out more information about the journal or submit a proposal to the journal.

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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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.

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

Check out the latest edition of the College's magazine for members, RCPsych Insight, as well as other editions.

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.

RCPsych International Congress 2019

International Congress, 1-4 July 2019, London:  the International Congress is now open for bookings.  Last year’s event sold out and many were unable to secure their bookings on time. Make sure you don’t miss out in 2019 and book your place now.

RCPsych Leadership and Management Fellow scheme

Launching in September 2019, the RCPsych Leadership and Management Fellow scheme combines a bespoke national training programme with a local apprenticeship model to nurture emerging medical leaders.

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March poll

Yes / No: "Is it important that the College supports sustainability in mental health care?"


February's poll results

"Social media can play an important role in sharing information about new thinking in psychiatry."

Agree: 81% Disagree: 19%

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

February's quiz answers can be now be found in the February Kaleidoscope column.

Read the full March 2019 Kaleidoscope column in BJPsych.

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