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


RCPsych in Wales

Welcome to the RCPsych in Wales.  We have over 550 Members, Fellows, Affiliates and Pre- Membership Trainees.  We cover Wales and our administrative office is based in Cardiff Bay.  Contact information.



Baltic House


We have strong links with the Welsh Psychiatric Society (WPS) who seek to promote issues specific to psychiatry in Wales and we host joint meetings with the Society twice a year.

Every two years there is a joint meeting with Breton psychiatrists: "La Societe de Neuro-psychiatriede L`ouest". The Chairman of the Welsh Psychiatric Society is Professor Keith Lloyd.


Policy and Government


  • Vacancies
  • Assessors on Advisory Appointment Committees (AACs) - If you have been a Consultant for more than three years, would you be interested in representing the College as an AAC Assessor? The College currently have a number of vacancies and urgently need representatives in all psychiatric specialties and in all Divisions/regions.

Recruitment and Retention

The RCPsych in Wales is committed to the improvement of rates of Recruitment and Retention in Wales.  Our Joint Leads are Drs Ceri Evans and Rob Stamatakis.  If you would like to be involved in this work and join our RnR Think Tank please email

Meeting dates: Meeting dates will be posted here as they become available.


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News and Events




Spring 2018 eNewsletter


Latest News:

Patrick Jones on announcement of residency at RCPsych in Wales

Psychiatry at the Senedd, Celebrating the seventieth anniversary of the NHS in Wales

Minimum Unit Pricing for Alcohol to become law in Wales


Press Release:

New initiative for cultural competence in mental health care

Coleg Meddygol Brenhinol yn cyhoeddi Artist ar gyfer Iechyd Meddwl

Medical Royal College announces a resident artist for mental health

Mental Health investment in Wales



ACCEA Clinical Excellence Awards 2018 The deadline for applications has now passed.

Core Values for Psychiatrists

The RCPsych in Wales has developed a set of Core Values for Psychiatrists. 

The Values Framework should contribute to shaping clinical practice, policy and planning in mental health care. It encompasses patients of all age ranges and specialties within psychiatry. It can be used as a training tool, a reference point and a measuring tool for evaluating practice. It underpins the therapeutic relationship between the patient and the doctor, which in turn influences the quality of recovery.

‘Unlike ethics, which seeks to determine ‘right outcomes’, values-based practice relies on ‘good process’, in particular good clinical skills, as the basis of balanced decision-making where values conflict.’ (Fulford, 2011)

The Core Values are open to future revision and they can operate alongside the Royal College of Psychiatrists Code of Ethics in clinical practice.

 They have been developed by the RCPsych in Wales led by Professor Keith Lloyd, Consultant Psychiatrist, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board and Ms Veryan Richards, Patient Representative, RCPsych in Wales and in consultation with the Executive Committee and membership in Wales.



RCPsych in Wales:
A Manifesto for the 2016 National Assembly for Wales Elections

Cover image from Welsh Division e-manifesto
image © Rhys Bevan-Jones


  • Mental Health Law: Dr Julie Chalmers, Specialist Adviser, Mental Health Law

    Mental Capacity Act: Supreme Court Judgement - P v Cheshire West and Chester Council and P and Q v Surrey County Council: what does this mean for psychiatrists?




  • College Elections - please use your option to VOTE ONLINE! - Since the start of 2011, and in order to make the process easier for members, you now have the option to vote online directly to the Electoral Reform Services. It is hoped that this will encourage greater participation in College elections. Please keep an eye open for your next opportunity to vote, and discover how easy it is!



  • Psychiatrists' Support Service (member login required) - an innovative service for members experiencing difficulties or wishing to provide support to others (full training given).