Dean's Quarterly Update

February 2024

Dear members,

Welcome to the College’s fourth Dean’s Quarterly Update email!

As Dean I have been keen for us to innovate to provide the best possible education and training to members.

In this update, we bring news of some of the ways in which we’re doing exactly that.

This spring, a new certification course in public mental health leadership is set to launch, which will involve both eLearning and webinar-based training.

We’ve also developed a new knowledge enhancement programme - the RCPsych International Diploma in Older Adults’ Mental Health and Dementia – which is expected to begin later this year.

We love to celebrate success, and recently held our second in-person Specialist Registration Ceremony for members who have achieved CCT or CESR in the last 18 months.

You can read about all these fantastic innovations below.

We also bring you updates on items which are part of the College’s usual excellent learning and development programme.

This year’s International Congress is in Edinburgh, and you can get a taste of what to expect and find out how to get the best value tickets in this update.

You can also catch up on the latest CPD eLearning offerings: there have been quite a few new ones since our last email.

I hope you find this Quarterly Update useful, and feel like I do, that we’re making great progress in many important areas. Do get in touch and let me know how I and my team are doing – I would love to know what we are doing well and where we could do better.

Best wishes,

Professor Subodh Dave, Dean, RCPsych

Dean Subodh Dave

The Public Mental Health Leadership Certification Course is a new hybrid eLearning/webinar course, launching this spring.

Applications are due to open for the College’s first international diploma, with a proposed course start date in September.

It has been a busy time for CPD eLearning since the last quarterly update, with a number of new releases to explore.

The College held only our second ever in-person Specialist Registration Ceremony, for doctors who achieved CCT and CESR in the past 18 months.

Time is running out to buy your tickets for this year’s International Congress in Edinburgh at our amazing early bird rate.

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