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The Liaison Psychiatry Poster Prize will be advertised with the residential meeting call for papers each year.


How to join

Anyone wishing to join the Faculty of Liaison Psychiatry should contact the Membership Office.


Contact us

Email the Liaison Psychiatry Committee Manager Stephanie Whitehead


Notice of election

A number of vacancies will become available on the Faculty of Liaison Psychiatry Executive Committee next year. These include the role of Finance Officer and Executive Member.


If you’re interested in putting yourself forward, you can find the information you need including job description, timelines for applying and more in the notice of elections.   The closing date for nominations is Friday 26 October 2018.



About the Liaison Faculty

Until the 1970s, specific liaison psychiatry services were virtually unknown in Britain. A
small number of specialised consultant posts were then established but there was no officially recognised body to represent liaison psychiatry.

Informal discussions between
interested clinicians took place in the early 1980s and a consensus emerged that liaison psychiatry would be best served by establishing a group within the College.

A preliminary meeting was held during the College quarterly meeting in Oxford in 1983 followed by a further meeting during the AGM in Edinburgh in 1984. The College then agreed to recognise Liaison Psychiatry as a special interest group and it became a Faculty in 1997.

Liaison Psychiatry is a GMC recognised subspecialty of General Psychiatry.

The Liaison Psychiatry Executive Committee is the College representative body for the Faculty. The Executive Committee consists of a Chair, a Vice Chair a Financial Officer and 12 elected members.

Elected Members serve a four year term of office. Members are also co-opted on to the committee to complete a piece of work or represent an area of interest such as trainees, service users and carers and the national jurisdictions. The Chairman represents the Faculty on the College Council. Elections take place on a two year cycle and eligible College members will receive invitations to submit nominations and vote.

The Executive Committee meets regularly and holds an annual strategy day. The committee contributes to all aspects of College work relevant to the specialty including training, policy and public engagement.

Members have also established links with other Royal Colleges and Faculties and have contributed to cross-specialty work. The Executive holds a residential meeting annually.



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Latest News and Events

Liaison Psychiatry Trainees, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals Conference

Date: 22-23 November 2018

Location:  Sheffield

Faculty Report

Framework for routine outcome measurement in Liaison Psychiatry



We invite newsletter submissions relevant to liaison psychiatry including reports on service development, education, training, audits, conferences and events.


Please note that we will not accept case reports for publications.

Articles should be 1-2 pages. Please include your name, title, place of work and contact details along with picture of the primary author.

Please e-mail contributions to using Liaison Faculty Newsletter  as the subject title. 


JISC Update: 

The RCPsych Paediatric Liaison Network

The RCPsych Paediatric Liaison Network is an international group of child and adolescent psychiatrists who work with paediatric staff. We discuss clinical and non-clinical issues, particularly policy and the promotion of mental health in paediatric practice. We meet in conferences in various UK locations twice a year.  If you are interested in joining, contact the group c/o Stella Galea, Committee Manager.

Notice of election - call for nominations extended

There are still vacancies for the role of financial officer and 1 executive member on the Liaison Psychiatry Faculty executive committee 


If you’re interested in putting yourself forward, you can find the information you need including job description, timelines for applying and more in the notice of elections.  


The closing date for nominations is Friday 9 November 2018.

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