Dean's Quarterly Update

June 2024

Dear members,

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

We are making so much progress on so many fronts, it is an exciting time and there is much to report on.

For one thing we have developed guidance on the recognition and approval of trainers to enable employers and education providers across the UK to ensure a standardised approach to supervision and training, and to ensure that curricula requirements can be delivered and met.

We’re also delighted to announce that the RCPsych’s first Certification course on Public mental health leadership, launched in April, and International Diploma in Older Adults’ Mental Health, expected to begin later this year, are both fully booked. We’re looking forward to welcoming the first cohort on both programmes. You can read more about the leadership course below.

I’d like to remind members – both trainers and trainees – that the deadline to change over from the old curricula to the new curricula implemented in 2022 is this August.

The College’s International Congress is of course just around the corner now. It kicks off with our fantastic Mindmasters quiz, which is so much fun, if you are coming to Congress I hope to see you there. Find out about which teams are competing in the article below.

There’s plenty more to read in this update, including a report on the successful trainees’ conference in April, and a round up of the latest CPD offerings from the College.

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

RCPsych’s first Certification course on public mental health leadership launched in April – find out what’s involved and how you can register your interest to take the course.

RCPsych and the Psychiatric Trainees’ Committee (PTC) have hosted an incredibly successful National Trainees’ Conference in Leeds from 25 to 26 April.

We are now inviting your session ideas, and poster abstracts for the Annual Medical Education Conference taking place this autumn.

Read our update on Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) evaluations and training to help you with the new process.

On Wednesday 26 June 2024, the College will host 60 school pupils from around London for an Access to Medicine day at our London offices.

Find out who’s competing to be 2024 Mindmasters champions and how you can cheer on your favourite team at Congress.

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

Read more to receive further information regarding a career in psychiatry