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

RCPsych eNewsletter July 2018

Professor Wendy BurnPresident’s Update

Wendy looks back on an amazing Congress and a ‘terrifying’ first year as President.

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RCPsych highlighted stories

  • RCPsych International Congress 2018

    Four days, 2,700 delegates, hundreds of talks, events and networking opportunities. Catch up on the highlights.

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  • CYPMH Green Paper

    We're influencing Government policy regarding children and young people's mental health services.

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  • Seeking safer training

    Our Psychiatric Training Committee has published a new report that makes trainee safeguarding recommendations.

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  • Depression and anxiety: new study

    Researchers are launching a huge study, and would like your help to recruit participants.

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  • A sustainability scholar speaks

    Dr Jamie Richardson has spent the last year working as one of two of the College’s Sustainability scholars.

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Exclusive offer on our mental health leaflets

Find out about the special 30% discount we’re offering members till 30 September.


College vacancies for members

Please check the website regularly for current posts.

Vacancies include:


RCPsych events

See also our events by other organisations page.


What's new online

  • RCPsych in Northern Ireland updates

    Read the Chair's update and the monthly update.


  • RCPsych Publications update

    Access to RCPsych Journals

    Did you know you can use your RCPsych member log in details to access BJPsych and BJPsych Advances? Click “log in” from the journal website, select “RCPsych” from the Society drop down menu, and enter the same username and password that you use to gain access to My RCPsych on the College website. See the full instructions and note BJPsych Bulletin, BJPsych International, and BJPsych Open are freely accessible online.

    Books Discount

    College members are entitled to a 30% discount on books published by Cambridge University Press. Simply use your Members' login to retrieve the discount code.

    Keep up-to-date with the latest content

    To receive emailed Table of Content and article alerts, simply complete this form. Members may opt out of journal communications at any time.


  • CPD Online

    Keep up to date with the latest CPDO eNewsletter.


  • 2018 College Election Results

    The 2018 Elections for Faculties, Divisions, International Divisions and the Psychiatric Trainees Committee took place at the College’s AGM on 25 June. The results are now available.


  • New College Reports and Position Statements

    In the past month, the College has published the following Reports and Position Statements:


  • A contribution from the Neuroscience Project

    The Neuroscience Project is excited to announce that the Gatsby Foundation and the Wellcome Trust have awarded the College new funding to continue this initiative for a further three years through to July 2021. The support will enable a range of activities that will underpin the implementation of the new Syllabus for the MRCPsych examination and ensure that the teaching and learning of modern neuroscience becomes a core component of psychiatric training into the future. Look out for further announcements with details of these activities in the coming weeks.


  • Tips for successful Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) applications

    The College recognises that applications for CESR require a lot of preparation and can seem quite daunting. Here is the first in a series of articles aimed at helping doctors planning to engage in this process.


  • Psychiatrist Support Service

    Psychiatrists experiencing personal or professional difficulties can access free, confidential support - call on 020 7245 0412.


  • OpenAthens Access via the College Library

    Did you know the College offers free OpenAthens accounts to its members? Sign up today and you can access a wide variety of resources specially selected for members, such as the American Journal of Psychiatry, BMJ – Clinical Research Edition and Lancet Psychiatry.

    We also offer access to Medline, PsychINFO and the BNF.

    It only takes a few minutes to set up an account, so why not drop us an email at or give us a call on 020 3701 2761 / 020 3701 2520


  • Your feedback on RCPsych Insight

    Our editorial team would love your feedback on the magazine.

    We’re keen to hear what you love and what’s not working, and any ideas you might have for future editions. We’re particularly keen to have your thoughts on innovation in the workplace: it could be how technology is evolving to help patient care, or about a new system that has improved process – we’re open to your contributions.

    Please email your feedback to


Monthly poll

Yes/No: Should psychiatrists make it a priority to support research projects?

Last month's poll results

Do you know what the "Consensus Statement on Information Sharing and Suicide Prevention" says?

Yes: 13% No: 87%


BJPsych Kaleidoscope Quiz

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

June's answers can be now be found in the June Kaleidoscope column.


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