31 July 2017
"We welcome the opportunity for more junior doctors to experience working in mental health. Allocating more medical school places to schools that put mental health at the heart of the curriculum is an ambitious way to reward progressive and positive teaching about the specialty in the medical world. The Royal College of Psychiatrists is committed to ensure the current workforce feels supported and valued and to encourage more trainees to choose psychiatry.
"The biggest challenge to creating robust mental health services is the workforce. I am very supportive of this strategy which starts to tackle that problem."
Professor Wendy Burn, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists