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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Registrar: The PTC Magazine

To all trainees,

We would like to let you know about a great opportunity to contribute to your trainee committee and see your name in print!

Please submit an article to the next edition of ‘The Registrar’, the PTC’s quarterly magazine.

We are interested in submissions, which are relevant to training, including pieces on education, leadership, research, conferences, exams, recruitment, interviews and any other issues you feel are important to trainees.

The article should be 1-2 pages and if possible should also include photos or images (which are free from copyright issues). Don't forget to include your name, title, place of work and contact details.

Please send your submissions and direct any queries to :

We look forward to hearing from you!

Best wishes,

The PTC editorial team

You can see previous editions of the magazine using the links below, and you'll see that we've had a major facelift over the past couple of years!

Latest Edition


Previous Editions

September 2017                                                                                                    January 2017


June 2016                                                                                                             February 2016


November 2015                                                                                                       June 2015


April 2015                                                                                                         February 2015


Accessing previous issues:

Should you require a copy of any pre-2010 magazines not currently available on the website, please contact the College Archivist, Francis Maunze.

Guidelines for submissions

Articles should be around 400-600 words but shorter ones, especially for adverts for upcoming events, courses or conferences are welcomed.

Any topics that are relevant to training in psychiatry or would be of interest to psychiatric trainees always have a better chance at being accepted. We love hearing about innovative projects that fit with the PTC agenda of increasing recruitment to psychiatry and improving training, and about interesting things psychiatrists do outside of their clinical work, for example in volunteering, sports or music. Articles will be peer-reviewed by a member of the editorial team who does not know the author personally (unless this isn't possible, for example if the author is an elected PTC member who is known to us all). 

We aim for something really visually appealing and can include lots of relevant pictures as 'The Registrar' is sent to all UK psychiatry trainees by email - so we have no printing costs. We do of course have to have permission to reproduce photos and pictures, so we will need to know where the ones you supply have come from. We would also like to include a photo of you, the author, and your email address so that interested trainees can contact you, if you are happy with this. 

Please email the editorial team with any new submissions or ideas for commissioned articles.

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