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

RCPsych eNewsletter September 2017

Professor Wendy BurnPresident’s Update

Wendy discusses ways in which Members can engage with the college, and what we’re doing to drive the next generation of doctors to choose psychiatry.


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RCPsych highlighted stories

Choose Psychiatry – how you can help

Our new campaign aims to recruit the next generation of psychiatrists. You can help. Found out how.

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A focus on quality

Dr Amah Shah is the college’s first Quality Improvement lead. It’s an exciting step in the right direction – see what it means for you.

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Mental Health Act survey

We’ve been surveying Members in England and Wales regarding the Mental Health Act. The deadline for completion is at 11.59pm on Sunday 17 September.

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Other news

Psychiatrist's Support Service

Meet the new Specialist Adviser for the Psychiatrists' Support Service, Ros Ramsay.

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JPSN Fellowship award

JSPN is now accepting applications for the 2018 JSPN Fellowship Award which is presented to early-career psychiatrists from around the world.

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National Teaching Fellowship Award

Professor Ania Korszun has been awarded an NFTS teaching fellowship for her teaching in Psychiatry.

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RCPsych Awards Steering Group Membership

Applications are invited for membership of the RCPsych Steering Group, to oversee the RCPsych Awards process.

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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 chair’s update

The latest from RCPsych in Northern Ireland including updates on Mental Capacity Act, You in Mind campaign and RCPsychinNI in the media.

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RCPsych in Scotland

News about ongoing Consultations, RCPsychiS in the media and a look ahead at the coming months.

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RCPsych in Wales

A round-up of the latest activities and news from the RCPsych in Wales, including involvement in the recruitment campaign, "Choose Psychiatry".

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CPD Online eNewsletter

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

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Monthly poll

Medical school reading lists should all contain at least some fiction. Vote now >>>

Last month's poll results

Media training should be compulsory for all psychiatrists.

YES: 45% NO: 55%

BJPsych Kaleidoscope Quiz

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

Congratulations to our Summer quiz winner Lisa Turner.  Answers can be found in last month’s Kaleidoscope column.


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