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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14) The Royal College of Psychiatrists should lead by implementing the NICE guidelines for mental and behavioural conditions.
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The Royal College of Psychiatrists stated that lesbian, gay and bisexual people have the same rights as anyone else to 'freedom from harassment or discrimination in any sphere and a right to protection from therapies that are potentially damaging, particularly those that purport to change sexual orientation'.
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The issue has been the subject of much debate and some delegates to the association's meeting had supported a stronger resolution from the British Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Less than half met the minimum criteria of the Royal College of Psychiatrists for adequate ECT administration.
Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and of the American College of Psychiatry; Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
EARLIER this month the Royal College of Psychiatrists warneRd that there are not enough psychiatrists working in the Welsh NHS.

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