RCPsych eNewsletter February 2018
Wendy hails the great news that CCGs must meet
the Mental Health Investment Standard.
RCPsych highlighted stories
Stephen Fry: "Choose
Stephen Fry urged hundreds of medical students at a college
event this month – Choose psychiatry!
Green Paper Webcast with
Jeremy Hunt and our own Jon Goldin were on a
webchat panel discussing the Green Paper on Children and Young
People’s mental health.
Mental Health Act
We’ve submitted our comments as part of the
Mental Health Act review – see what we said.
An insightful and thought-provoking interview
with a recovering alcoholic, about how the stigma of addiction
affects all aspects of life.
Clinical Excellent Awards
– submit your entry
It’s time to submit your entry for the
Clinical Excellence Awards 2018.
A scholar speaks
One of the college’s Parliamentary Scholars reflects on her
experiences at Westminster.
Spotlight on quality – case study 4
A Quality Improvement case study on work for by the
Merseycare NHS Foundation Trust, focusing on preventing
Project led by the
Royal College of Psychiatrists Psychiatric Trainees’
Staying safe – a trainee-led review into
fatigue within psychiatry.
The NCAP report
launch at RCPsych International Congress
The NCAP is a three-year improvement program
which aims to increase the quality of care that NHS Mental Health
Trusts in England and Health Boards in Wales provide to people with
College vacancies for members
Please check the website regularly for current posts.
International Congress of the
Royal College of Psychiatrists, 24-27 June 2018 |
Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy
(PIT) for Persistent Physical Symptoms Training Day, 16 March
2018 | RCPsych, London
Introduction to CBT (CBT in Practice
Series), 13 March 2018 | RCPsych, London
Managing Depression (CBT in Practice Series),
11 April 2018 | RCPsych, London
Managing Anxiety (CBT in Practice
Series), 23 May 2018 | RCPsych, London
Northern & Yorkshire Spring
Conference: Sex & Psychiatry, 23 March 2018 | York
Racecourse, York, YO23 1EX
Faculty of Medical Psychotherapy Annual
Conference, 25-27 April 2018 | Radisson Blu, Cardiff
Faculty of Liaison Psychiatry Annual
Conference, 16-18 May 2018 | Marriott Hotel, Liverpool
Enhancing Simulation in Mental
Health, 27 April 2018 | RCPsych, London
What’s new online
RCPsych in Northern Ireland's
RCPsych in Scotland update
The RCPsych in Scotland Winter Meeting took place at the end of
January, with the event covering sessions on Realistic Psychiatry
and Quality Improvement as well as Developmental Disorders in
Adults. The College in Scotland also supported the Scottish
Psychiatry Winter School held at Glasgow University on 19 & 20
January. Despite the dismal weather conditions, the event was well
attended and feedback has been very positive. A big thanks to Prof.
Daniel Smith and Esme Beer (President, Glasgow University
Psychiatry Interest Group) for getting this organised. The next
events in February include the Management & Leadership Skills
Course for Senior Trainees, Media Training and the Retired Group
Meeting, all of which are taking place in house.
Psychiatrists experiencing personal or professional difficulties
can access free, confidential support - call on 020 7245 0412.
European Division Spring
The RCPsych European Division is very pleased
to announce that it will be holding its first conference on 16
March 2018 in Dublin. The exiting programme includes incudes
presentations from Professor Norman Sartorius, Professor George
Ikkos and Dr Derek Tracy. Register now!
NIHR Research Professorships
NIHR is prioritising mental health across many of its programmes
this year. This includes NIHR Research Professorships, and one of
our own NIHR Research Professors is available for anyone thinking
of applying and wanting top tips. Do email her after checking that
you would be eligible to apply: firstname.lastname@example.org. The
competition will open in September, but the programme is available
Sponsorship for Trainees Online (TrOn)
The RCPsych Gatsby/Wellcome Neuroscience Project is very pleased
to have secured £100,000 in sponsorship to fund further development
of modules for ‘Trainees Online’ (TrOn), the popular learning
resource published by the College to support trainees in preparing
for MRCPsych exams. TrOn was created to supplement existing
provisions such as contact with clinical and educational
supervisors, teaching by senior staff in mental health services,
and attendance at the local MRCPsych course.
- Staying safe – a trainee-led review into fatigue in
This is a project led by the Royal College of Psychiatrists
Psychiatric Trainees’ Committee (PTC) and we need your help by
survey to build the evidence to make improvements in our
training and the working conditions in your local area.
Psychiatric Trainees Committee
Elections are now open for trainees to join the PTC from the
following regions; Scotland, North West, South East, Trent, Wales
and West Midlands. The deadline for applications is Friday 9 March.
Please see our
website for more details of
how to apply.
Member access to RCPsych Journals
The College has now partnered with Cambridge University Press to
publish RCPsych journal and book titles.
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versions of BJPsych International and BJPsych Bulletin.
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Campaigning to recruit and retain psychiatrists should be
the college’s biggest priority of 2018 ?
Last month's poll results
Is it important for psychiatry that College members win national
YES: 82% NO: 18%
BJPsych Kaleidoscope Quiz
Read the commentary in this
month's BJPsych Kaleidoscope and take the quiz for
your chance to win.
Answers can be found in last month’s