RCPsych eNewsletter November 2017
Wendy gives an update on our Member survey on the Mental Health
Act, and talks about reforms across all parts of the UK.
RCPsych highlighted stories
Ground-breaking reports show
inequalities in your region
The Strategy Unit have produced a report for your region, showing
the inequalities between care for people with physical and mental
Asking about autism
Our autism champion, Dr Ian Davidson, is calling on Members to
complete a survey to inform the college’s Autism Strategy.
Counter terrorism: ethical
See our newly published supplement to last year’s position
statement on Counter Terrorism and Psychiatry.
Changes to Mental Health Act
Important changes to section 135 and 136 of the Mental Health
Act, made by the Policing and Crime Act 2017, come into force on 11
Psychiatry for the modern
We’ve developed e-modules to help other doctors understand more
about common psychiatric problems which present in general
Catch up with the winners of the RCPsych Awards 2017 – the
psychiatry equivalent of the Oscars held at the college this
Spotlight on quality
Our new Quality Improvement lead Amar Shah provides the second
in a series of case studies. He’d love to hear your stories.
College vacancies for members
Please check the website regularly for current posts.
What’s new online
RCPsych in Northern Ireland
The latest update from the Chair of the RCPsych
in Northern Ireland.
RCPsych in Scotland
News from the RCPsych in Scotland team including a roundup of
recent and forthcoming Faculty conferences.
RCPsych in Wales
RCPsych in Wales are looking forward to welcoming Professor
Wendy Burn to their annual joint event with the Welsh Psychiatric
CPD Online eNewsletter
Updates from the eLearning team including latest modules,
podcasts and vacancies.
Library Athens accounts
Register for a Library Athens account to access most of our
online information resources.
Every psychiatrist should be trained in quality improvement.
Last month's poll results
Mental health awareness initiatives are helpful.
YES: 60% NO: 40%
BJPsych Kaleidoscope Quiz
Read the commentary in this month's
BJPsych Kaleidoscope and take the quiz for your chance to
Congratulations to our October quiz winner Fiona
Duncan. Answers can be found in last month’s Kaleidoscope column.