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RCPsych2009

RCPsych2009

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AnnalRviw2009
1 Prsidn’s wlcm2 Highlighs f h yar 
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Excellence6
 
Leadership 8
 
Engagement
10 Fair Dal and hr plicyiniiaivs12 RCPsych Awards14 Prming qaliy inmnal halhcar15 Hnrs and appinmns15 Cllg rprs16 Nw bks17 Pblic dcain highlighs18 Smmarisd accns22 Cmmi mmbrship24 In mmriam
 
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Annual Review 2009
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Annual Review 2009
It has been a year of change in mentalhealth services, from the continuingimpact of the economic downturn tocontinuing uncertainty in workforceplanning. As ever, the College hasbeen ready to respond, continuing itstradition of promoting excellence withinmental healthcare and championingimprovements in the quality of servicesthroughout all sectors of society.You may notice that we have changedthe format of this year’s AnnualReview. To keep pace with the trend fororganisations to deliver more of theirmaterial electronically, we have chosen topublish and circulate the Review online.The Review has also been redesigned toshowcase the College’s excellent work
more eectively, including three specialfeatures (pp. 4–9) proling some of the
ways in which the College is meeting itsthree core purposes (see below).
In October 2009 we held the rst ever
RCPsych Awards, designed to recogniseand reward excellence within psychiatry.The ceremony, held at the Royal Societyof Medicine, was a unique opportunityfor us to celebrate examples of theoutstanding work being carried outby psychiatrists and other mental healthprofessionals every single day. Turn topages 12 and 13 to see the winners.
This Review provides just a avour of 
the huge volume and breadth of workcarried out bythe Collegeover the past12 months. Asever, my thanksgo to the hard-
working sta 
across the UKwho have doneso much of this. But we arealso reliant onthe time givenfor free byour Membersand Fellows,and I thank allthose who havecontinued withtheir unstinting support of the Collegeduring 2009.I look forward to a successful 2010.
Professor Dinesh BhugraPresident 
President’s Welcome
Professor Dinesh Bhugra
 The core purposes o the Royal College o Psychiatrists are to:
 
set standards and promote excellence in psychiatry and mental healthcare
 
lead, represent and support psychiatrists
 
work with service users, carers and their organisations
 
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Royal College of Psychiatrists
 
 
Cg mmbrship
 The number o Collegemembers exceeded 15 000 inSeptember 2009. There are2000 trainees, nearly 2700overseas members and 1100Student Associates (a newgrade or medical students).
HigHligHts of tHe year 2009
The College undertook a very wide range of activities to further its charitable aims in
2009. The focus was, as always, on our strategic aims in the pursuit of public benet by
improving mental health.
Th RCPsch Awards
 The RCPsych Awards is a new national awardscheme set up to recognise excellence inpsychiatry. Over 300 people attended theceremony to acknowledge and reward thebest academic, the most talented trainees,the hardest-working psychiatrists, the mostinnovative teams and services, and themost inuential public educator o 2009. The Lietime Achievement award went toProessor Sir David Goldberg. See pages12–13 o this review or photos o this year’sceremony.
Rcruitmt it pschiatr
We ran the national recruitment or coretrainee posts at CT1 grade and the onlineassessments or Healthcare Assessment and Training (HcAT; www.rcpsych.ac.uk/training/ nationalrecruitment.aspx).We supported the frst summer school at theInstitute o Psychiatry and hosted a receptionor students. Stephen Fry, an HonoraryFellow o the College, ‘tweeted’ in support o recruitment, which brought a surge in visits toour website.
Rvaidati
Revalidation is the most signifcantchange to medical regulation since1858. During 2009, we piloted case-based discussion or consultantsas part o the assessment process.In November, proposals or therecertifcation o psychiatrists on thespecialist register were submittedto the General Medical Council. These are based on the
RevalidationGuidance for Psychiatrists
(dratavailable on the College website).
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Royal College of Psychiatrists
2009 Aua Mtig
 The 2009 Annual Meeting in Liverpool was a hugesuccess, attracting 1200 delegates rom all overthe world. The meeting provided opportunities tohear about the latest developments in psychiatry,to update existing skills and to network.

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