RCPsych eNewsletter February 2017
Simon talks about busy times, a royal riddle and
dinner with a prince.
New College President
Dr Wendy Burn has been announced as the winner of the Presidential elections and will take over from
our current President, Professor Sir Simon Wessely in June.
Theresa May’s speech
The Prime Minister announced a series of measures to improve
mental health support in our school, workplaces and communities.
The College’s response was featured on
BBC news during the PM’s speech.
School is bad for your mental health
600 school pupils attended the College’s 2016 Annual debate for Young People before
Christmas, where two teams of psychiatrists debated whether school
plays host to a toxic environment or is the solution to childhood
Response to the NHS 5YFV
An overview of the Government’s
response to the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health assessed
against the College priorities for the Strategy.
College in Politics
Jeremy Hunt discusses the long-term sustainability of the NHS
before the Lords Committee and the Royal Colleges hold an
“emergency summit” to tackle the shocking rises in A&E
The House of Commons Health Select Committee have published an
interim report on suicide prevention in England. Read the
College's written and oral evidence for
College vacancies for members
Please check the website regularly
for current posts.
College opportunities for members
What’s New Online?
Psychiatry bed closures have indirectly led to more deaths from
suicide. Agree or disagree?
BJPsych Kaleidoscope Quiz
Read the commentary in this month’s
BJPsych Kaleidoscope and take the quiz for your chance to
Congratulations to our December quiz winner Alice
Brooke. Answers can be found in last
month’s Kaleidoscope column.
Leadership and Management Committee survey
The College committee are establishing a network for those in
medical management roles and are keen to hear your views.