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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

RCPsych eNewsletter November 2017

Professor Wendy BurnPresident’s Update

Wendy gives an update on our Member survey on the Mental Health Act, and talks about reforms across all parts of the UK.


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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 health.

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Asking about autism

Our autism champion, Dr Ian Davidson, is calling on Members to complete a survey to inform the college’s Autism Strategy.

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Counter terrorism: ethical update

See our newly published supplement to last year’s position statement on Counter Terrorism and Psychiatry.

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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 December 2017.

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Psychiatry for the modern physician

We’ve developed e-modules to help other doctors understand more about common psychiatric problems which present in general medicine.

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Awards evening

Catch up with the winners of the RCPsych Awards 2017 – the psychiatry equivalent of the Oscars held at the college this month.

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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.

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College vacancies for members

Please check the website regularly for current posts.

Vacancies include:


RCPsych Events


What’s new online

RCPsych in Northern Ireland

The latest update from the Chair of the RCPsych in Northern Ireland.

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RCPsych in Scotland

News from the RCPsych in Scotland team including a roundup of recent and forthcoming Faculty conferences.

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RCPsych in Wales

RCPsych in Wales are looking forward to welcoming Professor Wendy Burn to their annual joint event with the Welsh Psychiatric Society.

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CPD Online eNewsletter

Updates from the eLearning team including latest modules, podcasts and vacancies.

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Library Athens accounts

Register for a Library Athens account to access most of our online information resources.

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Monthly poll

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Last month's poll results

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BJPsych Kaleidoscope Quiz

Read the commentary in this month's BJPsych Kaleidoscope and take the quiz for your chance to win.

Congratulations to our October quiz winner Fiona Duncan.  Answers can be found in last month’s Kaleidoscope column.


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