Officer's welcome


Our names are Alex Till (Chair), Ross Runciman (Vice Chair) and Luke Baker (Secretary) and we’re the Officers of the Psychiatric Trainees’ Committee (PTC) for 2018/2019.

The PTC is composed of divisional and selected other representatives from across the UK.

We are a formal committee of the College's Council and an integral part of many other committees both within and outside of the College.

Council has overall responsibility for education and training, policy, professional practice, professional standards, public engagement, quality improvement and research within the College.

Our involvement with Council and this wider committee representation, allows us, as your representatives, to drive improvements that will better support trainees throughout the UK and ultimately, improve the quality of care and lives of people with mental illness.

While our work is multifaceted, and often involves the softer skills of influencing our colleagues behind closed doors, we are proud to share ‘Supported and Valued? A trainee led review into morale and training’ and  ‘Supported and Valued? Staying Safe – A trainee led review into fatigue within psychiatry' (pdf) which has led (and we hope will continue to lead) to improvements at both local and national levels. 

We’re also working hard to improve our engagement with trainees as we’re conscious that, despite our best efforts, most trainees might not be aware of us. Please do engage with us where you can and help to support and value one another - together we can make a real difference.

Finally, you can read the letter of thanks (pdf) we sent to the College Chief Executive, Officers and Associate Deans/Registrars and Specialist Advisors.

You can contact us, your representatives or keep up to date through FacebookTwitter or by emailing us at We really like hearing from you and receiving your feedback.

Thank you for taking the time to read our welcome message, we hope to hear from you soon and that we will work together in the future.

Very best wishes,

Dr Alex Till

Dr Ross Runciman
Vice Chair

Dr Luke Baker

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