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RCPsych eNewsletter June 2018

Professor Wendy BurnPresident’s Update

Wendy recalls a month of learning, a royal visit, celebrating new Fellows and the run-up to Congress.

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RCPsych highlighted stories

  • Queen’s birthday honours

    Find out which four College members were recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

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  • International Congress 2018

    If you’re not lucky enough to be there in person, find out all the ways you can follow our International Congress 24-27 June.

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  • Welcome, Fellows

    The College welcomed 40 new Fellows in the first Fellowship ceremony to be held at our Prescot St offices in London.

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  • Choose Psychiatry – Your role as ambassadors

    Help us make sure the UK has enough psychiatrists - be a Choose Psychiatry ambassador.

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  • Physical activity survey of psychiatrists

    The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine is leading a national Physical Activity project in partnership with Public Health England.

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  • NHS launches campaign to promote national data opt-out programme

    NHS Digital has launched a campaign to inform the public on new rules on the use of data.

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  • Parliamentary scholars

    Are you a trainee with an interest in politics? There’s still time to apply to join the College’s Parliamentary Scholar Programme.

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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 updates

    Read the Chair's update and the monthly update.


  • RCPsych in Scotland update

    In June, events take a quieter turn at RCPsych in Scotland, however, the Team are busy preparing for the launch of a Personality Disorder in Scotland Report in the Summer. The report is the result of almost two years of development by the Working Group involved. We are also looking forward to the upcoming RCPsych International Congress and would like to remind members the vote on the proposal for Devolved Councils for Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales will take place at the AGM on Monday, 25 June 2018 in Birmingham.


  • RCPsych Publications update

    International Congress

    Join us at stand 41 for the latest book titles on display, journal sample copies, and the opportunity to win a prize!

    Join Editors Kenneth R. Kaufman (BJPsych Open) and Kamaldeep S. Bhui (BJPsych) on Tuesday 26th June 9.40-10.55am, S24 for their talks on Psychiatric Education:

    Kenneth R. Kaufman ‘Where should I publish: A guide for students, trainees, researchers, and consultants’

    Kamaldeep S. Bhui ‘Getting published: practice tips for students, trainees, and tenacious researchers’

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  • CPD Online

    CPD Online offers a selection of FREE modules for those without a paid subscription. This month we’re refreshing the open-access list with 3 recently published/updated modules, offering the chance to earn 3 CPD points for free:

    • Metabolic syndrome and schizophrenia (CPD credits: 1)

    • Boundary violations and sexual exploitation: recognition, avoidance and management (CPD credits: 1.5)

    • Quickbite: Monitoring and managing the renal adverse effects of lithium (CPD credits: 0.5)

    Log in to the free modules straight away using the same username and password with which you access the members' area of the College website or sign up for a guest account.

    You can also keep up to date with the latest CPDO eNewsletter.


  • Psychiatrist Support Service

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


  • Neuroscience Brain Camp

    Brain Camp comes to Birmingham. Find out what happened when more than 50 enthusiastic psychiatrists converged on the city this month for the latest instalment of ‘Inspiring excellence in neuroscience education’, the training-the-trainers programme from the Gatsby/Wellcome Neuroscience Project.


  • RCPsych Insight Feedback

    What did you think of the latest edition of RCPsych Insight? Email us your thoughts to, or tweet us using the hashtag #RCPsychInsight.


Monthly poll

Yes/No: Do you know what the "Consensus Statement on Information Sharing and Suicide Prevention" says?

Last month's poll results

Should the College lead in thinking about ways to improve mental health care in crisis-hit countries?

Yes: 53% No: 47%


BJPsych Kaleidoscope Quiz

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

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


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