Royal College of Psychiatrists

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Royal College of Psychiatrists

The professional and educational body for psychiatrists in the UK. The College was originally founded in 1841 as the Association of Medical Officers of Asylums and Hospitals for the Insane. In 1926, it received its Royal Charter, and became the Royal Medico Psychological Association, and finally, in 1971 the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

The College is responsible for the membership examination and organises scientific and clinical conferences and lectures, as well as continuing professional development activities. It publishes books, reports and educational material for professionals and the general public, as well as the British Journal of Psychiatry, The Psychiatrist, Advances in Psychiatric Treatment and International Psychiatry.

Royal College of Psychiatrists, remit
• 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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