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The Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry Executive Committee

 The Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry Executive Committee

About us

The Forensic Executive Committee is the College representative body for the Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry. 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 Forensic trainees, the independent sector, specialty doctors, service users and carers and the national jurisdictions.Regional Representatives are invited to attend Executive Committee meetings. The Chairman represents the Faculty on the College Council. Elections take place on a two year cycle.

 * Executive Committee list

 * Committee member duties

 * Meetings


Meetings of the Forensic Executive Committee

The Executive Committee meets quarterly. Meetings are held in London at the Royal College of Psychiatrists except for the first meeting of each year which is held with the Faculty Annual Residential Meeting.  

For further information please contact: Stella Galea, Committee Manager


Committee members duties

As a minimum, Committee members are expected to:

  • Attend all Executive Committee meetings unless there are exceptional circumstances (or annual leave).
  • Read and comment on papers tabled for meetings.
  • Join working groups from time to time including taking lead roles.
  • Inform the chair if unable to fulfil the elected role that has been bestowed on them by forensic faculty members.

Full job descriptions of of Committee members (Chair, Vice Chair, Financial Officer and elected member) can be viewed here.



Executive Committee list

  • Service users and Carers are represented on the Executive Committee.

  • Regional Representatives are invited to attend Executive Committee meetings.


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EVENT: Forensic Psychiatry Trainee Conference

Save the Date: 8 & 9 October 2018

Venue: Edinburgh

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Note: unfortunately College staff are unable to advise about this conference.  Please contact the David or Gordon.



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