RCPsych in Northern Ireland updates
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RCPsych in Scotland
RCPsych in Scotland released its Personality Disorder in
Scotland report on 17 August, with the report forming
the basis for a campaign. In August, we also hosted a CT1 welcome
event, which is an opportunity for new core trainees, national
Training Programme Directors and representatives from RCPsych to
The Team is also preparing for the Autumn Meeting on 21 September in
Edinburgh (spaces available!). This year’s programme
covers the topic of depression, the depiction of psychopathology in
20th century literature, as well as Trainee poster
The Scottish Government also announced in its Programme for
Government £250m additional funding into mental health services
over the next 5 years.
RCPsych in Wales
We hosted an
exhibition at the Senedd on NHS70 into the
future of the health service with partners from Welsh Government
and NHS Confederation. We were joined by Aneira Thomas, the first
baby born into the NHS as well as the First Minister for Wales.
announced renowned Welsh poet, playwright and
author Patrick Jones as an artist in residence at the College in
Wales. Patrick will be working on a series of commissioned work for
the College in partnership with Arts Council for Wales and
RCPsych Publications update
BJPsych Advances call for article
BJPsych Advances, RCPsych's peer-reviewed CPD journal
for consultant psychiatrists, invites clinical experts to submit
proposals for articles on current ideas, techniques and
developments in psychiatry. Articles typically discuss
comprehensive, practical approaches to clinical problems and
explain the full range of therapeutic options, with useful features
like MCQs, summary boxes, and associated commentaries. To submit a
proposal to the journal, please contact
us via email. For further information visit the
BJPsych Advances page.
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enter the same username and password that you use to gain access to
My RCPsych on the College website. See the full instructions and
BJPsych International, and BJPsych
Open are freely accessible online.
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Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association
The Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Association, a mental health charity established in
1962, is looking to recruit trustees. If you are interested and
want to find out more, please email the director Ashwin Mathews
or telephone 0208 9853570.
The Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (JSPN)
JSPN is now accepting applications for the
2019 JSPN Fellowship Award which is presented to
early-career psychiatrists from around the world. As the UK Member
of the World Psychiatric Association, the RCPsych can nominate 2 UK
members for this Fellowship and is now inviting interested
candidates to contact the RCPsych. Eligibility criteria and the
application process can be found on the RCPsych website.
MindEd is launching its
new Learning Disabilities resources in early October, users will be
able to find trusted, expert advice on topics including diagnosis,
psychosis and mood disorders and responding to challenging
behaviours. The sessions are aimed at supporting a range of staff
groups including social care support staff in the community working
with people who have a learning disability and healthcare support
staff and other professionals working in the mental health field
who don’t have any experience of working with people who have a
learning disability. As always these resources will be free and
open to all..
Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS) 2018
Widely used for 20 years, the HoNOS have demonstrated adequate
reliability, validity, clinical utility and sensitivity to change.
However, experience of training, use and analysis, resulted in the
College leading work to update the glossary. We are pleased to have
new version of the HoNOS.
The review aimed to maintain comparability with existing
datasets, whilst removing ambiguity and inconsistency in the
More details are available.
We are currently working with partners in Australia and New
Zealand to undertake testing of the HoNOS 2018.
Psychiatrists experiencing personal or professional difficulties
can access free, confidential support - call on 020 7245 0412.
Meet the Foundation Fellows
After a highly competitive recruitment process we have recently
appointed 15 outstanding foundation doctors as our first cohort of
Foundation Fellows. They will act as ambassadors for psychiatry and
receive mentorship during one of the most challenging times in
Find out more about them and their hopes for
the next two years of their foundation training.
The shortlists for the 2018 RCPsych
Awards have now been published. Winners will be
announced at the Awards ceremony on 7th November at the College and
available on the website after the event, or you can follow live on
social media on
Save the date
The Medical Psychotherapy Conference will take place at RCPsych,
London on 10-12 April 2019. Save the date!
Neuroscience Spring Conference
The Third RCPsych Neuroscience Spring Conference will take place
at the College, Prescot Street, London on Friday 15 March 2019.
With a focus on genetics/epigenetics of the brain and behaviour and
a line-up of leading international experts, this is sure to be a
popular event. Registration will open within the next few weeks
through the Neuroscience Project pages on the College website. Beat
the crowds and secure your complimentary place today by
pre-registering via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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