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


Welcome to RCPsych in Northern Ireland

On 16 February 2016 we welcomed the new Chair of RCPsych in NI and Vice President of The Royal College of Psychiatrists, Dr Gerry Lynch.Dr Gerry Lynch

Dr Lynch is supported in his role by Vice Chair, Dr Maria O'Kane.

The RCPsych in NI office was established and launched in September 2003.

Dr Lynch represents RCPsych in NI on the College Council. There are also RCPsych in Northern Ireland representatives on each of the Central Faculty Committees and on the various College Committees such as:-

The Education and Training Committee, Policy, Public Engagement, Regional Advisors and Recruitment & Retention.

Members are encouraged to participate in the College locally and nationally. Vacancies for representatives are notified to the local membership via the journals, website and local mailshots.

See our Chair's Blog for recent news from RCPsychNI.


Your views

November  2017: Adult ADHD - NI survey of Adult Psychiatrists

Please take a few minutes to complete a short online anonymous survey to obtain feedback on your experience, knowledge and practice, regarding ADHD in adults in Northern Ireland.

You do not have to provide your name and all the information will be treated confidentially.

This regional survey will be co-ordinated through the NHSCT audit department.

We have used the NHS Health Research Decision tool to inform if this survey is considered research-The outcome has indicated this is not  considered research.

  • The information will be used only for the purpose of the survey. 
  • Composite data may be presented/published.

Many Thanks - Dr Ryan O’Neill


Sharing Best Practice

NHS England have recently launched a website of recommended eHealth resources, including apps and websites.  Some of these are free to use, and the mental health "calm app" and "catch it" brief CBT app, are very user-friendly. 

Psychology colleagues have also launched a CBT app called Collaborate, which is free to download and use (android only).  It can be found on google play by searching “NHSCT” (you enter your own pin at the beginning, for privacy). 

Your Feedback

We are always pleased to receive feedback. We would be particularly interested to hear what topics and speakers you might wish to have included in our CPD programmes – email us quoting “Topics and Speakers” in the subject field.

Dr John Sharkey, Regional Representative, Psychiatrists in Private Practice Special Interest Group, would be grateful to hear from Psychiatrists interested in this area; email Dr Sharkey

The Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management is a new UK-wide organisation that aims to promote the advancement of medical leadership, management and quality improvement at all stages of the medical career for the benefit of patients. This is a cross College initiative which sits alongside the College’s own Leadership and Management work. You can get further details and sign up online.


Contact us

Nora McNairney Barry Flynn Thomas McKeever


Nora McNairney

Barry Flynn


Thomas McKeever

Clifton House
2 North Queen Street
BT15 1ES


Tel: 028 9027 8793
Fax: 028 9031 2461


Media Enquiries: 028 9027 8792 or out of hours contact 079 7036 5883


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