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RANZCP marks National Sorry Day with renewed commitment to self-determination and reconciliation

26 May 2022

RANZCP marks National Sorry Day with renewed commitment


Psychiatrists congratulate incoming Labor government and urge post-pandemic mental health action

25 May 2022

Psychiatrists congratulate incoming Prime Minister and Labor government on election win


New Directors appointed to the RANZCP Board

23 May 2022

New Directors appointed to the RANZCP Board 


Psychiatrists say strong leadership on climate vital to mental healthclimate vital to mental health

16 May 2022

Psychiatrists say strong leadership on climate vital to mental health


Jobs and strong safety net key to maintaining mental health as pandemic continues: psychiatrists

16 May 2022

Psychiatrists say jobs and strong safety net key to maintaining mental health as pandemic continues


RANZCP Foundation launches its 2021 Annual Review

12 May 2022

The RANZCP Foundation’ launches 2021 Annual Review.


RANZCP Foundation launches new scholarship

05 May 2022

Launch of the the Sved Williams Scholarship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perinatal and Infant Mental Health.


Psychiatrists commend budget boost to mental health workforce

04 May 2022

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) has welcomed the 2022–23 Victorian State Budget’s $1.3 billion of investment announced for new mental health initiatives which prioritises building workforce capacity.


College award and grant recipients for 2022 announced

22 April 2022

RANZCP announces annual awards and grants.


RANZCP 2021 Annual Review and Financial Report now available

22 April 2022

Release of RANZCP 2021 Annual Review and Financial Report .


Trainee appointment to RANZCP Board

20 April 2022

Seven nominations have been received for the Appointed Director, Trainee position on the RANZCP Board.


Budget leaves mental health still waiting on much needed reform

31 March 2022

RANZCP welcomes $648.6 million of new mental health investment in the budget but says key reforms are still required to improve patient care for all Australians.

 


NSW psychiatrists welcome Illawarra’s new trauma recovery centre

31 March 2022

The NSW Branch of the RANZCP welcomes the Federal Government’s new funding for the establishment of the Illawarra Trauma Recovery Centre for victim survivors of domestic, family and sexual violence.


Practice Peer Review 2022 applications open

30 March 2022

Practice Peer Review application call is now open, PPR discussions are commencing on Wednesday 1 June until Wednesday 31 August 2022.


SA election result shows how far we’ve come in attitudes to mental health

23 March 2022

RANZCP says SA Labor Party win shows  the public will back those who recognise the importance of health and mental health. 


Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental health announcement welcomed by mental health experts

21 March 2022

Psychiatrists welcome WA government's commitment to recommendations from the final report into public mental health services for minors in WA.


RANZCP calls for urgent work to close the gap in mental health

17 March 2022

RANZCP reiterates calls for governments to act and ensure there is affordable and equitable access to culturally safe mental health care for all Indigenous peoples.


WA Branch opening

16 March 2022

The RANZCP celebrated the official opening of our Western Australia Branch office last week in Perth. Here are a few photos from the day. 


2022 RANZCP Board: Appointed Director, Trainee

16 March 2022

Nominations are open and close on 7 April 2022 at 5pm AEST.


2022 RANZCP Elected Director Election

16 March 2022

Voting is now open.


Mental health announcement comes up short, mental health experts say

11 March 2022

Australia’s peak bodies for psychiatry and emergency medicine have welcomed the the SA Liberals’ announcement of four new adult mental health treatment centres if re-elected, but say that urgent investment is still needed for people who require admission for mental health problems.


Your 2021 CPD claim can be recorded until the end of March 2022

10 March 2022

CPD reporting for 2021 open until 31 March 2022.

 


Concern ongoing for people in immigration detention facilities and COVID-19

09 March 2022

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) has expressed its concern about the ongoing conditions and harms faced by asylum seekers and refugees still held in immigration detention facilities.      


Recognising International Women’s Day: Member reflections

08 March 2022

We spoke to four RANZCP members from varying backgrounds to talk more about International Women’s Day, and hear their thoughts on gender equity within psychiatry.


Associate Professor Susanna Every-Palmer on gender equity in psychiatry

08 March 2022

Associate Professor Susanna Every-Palmer talks about International Women’s Day and her thoughts on gender equity in psychiatry.


Dr Nardine Elzahaby on gender equity in psychiatry

08 March 2022

Dr Nardine Elzahaby talks about International Women’s Day, and her thoughts on gender equity in psychiatry.


Dr Karen Williams on gender equity in psychiatry

08 March 2022

Dr Karen Williams talks about International Women’s Day, and her thoughts on gender equity within psychiatry.


Dr Ryan Barber on gender equity in psychiatry

08 March 2022

Dr Ryan Barber talks about International Women’s Day, and his thoughts on gender equity within psychiatry.


Dr Jodi Eatt on gender equity in psychiatry

08 March 2022

Dr Jodie Eatt talks about International Women’s Day, and her thoughts on gender equity within psychiatry.


Message from the CPD Committee

08 March 2022

A CPD newsletter will come out quarterly, bringing members the latest updates and information on policy and regulatory changes relating to CPD, conferences and events, College educational resources, as well as updates and changes to the MyCPD system.


Funding for rural specialists - SRSA grants

03 March 2022

Grants for rural specialists available, applications close 15 April 2022.


New Australian registration standard for CPD

03 March 2022

The Medical Board of Australia (MBA) has revised the registration standard for CPD, effective from January 2023.


How I meet my CPD requirements - Dr Wayne De Beer

03 March 2022

Dr Wayne De Beer talks about how he meets his CPD requirements.


Using MyCPD to meet MCNZ requirements

03 March 2022

Recertification requirements from the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) around cultural safety and the annual structured conversation can be recorded easily in MyCPD.


Trainee appointment to RANZCP Board

02 March 2022

The RANZCP recently resolved to appoint a trainee to the Board.


Alternate Assessment Pathway for March OSCE approved by AMC

02 March 2022

The Australian Medical Council (AMC) has endorsed the RANZCP proposal to implement the Alternate Assessment Pathway for March 2022 OSCE candidates.


Mental health experts welcome SA Labor’s $182m health investment pledge

21 February 2022

Australia’s peak bodies for emergency medicine and psychiatry welcome SA Labor’s $182 million mental health investment pledge, and call on other political parties contesting the 2022 South Australian state election to outline their plans to fix SA’s broken mental health system, should they win. 


RANZCP Foundation congratulates psychiatrists awarded MRFF funding

11 February 2022

Six projects involving RANZCP Fellows have been awarded funding by the Medical Research Futures Fund (MRFF), under the Australian Government's Innovative Therapies for Mental Illness Grant.


RANZCP statement on Te Tiriti o Waitangi to mark Waitangi Day

04 February 2022

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) would like to acknowledge Te Rā o Waitangi (Waitangi Day) and the significance of this day in Aotearoa New Zealand’s history.


Improving gender equity in psychiatry

28 January 2022

Starting a conversation about how we can all contribute to gender equity is an important part of promoting an inclusive and supportive College for everyone.


RANZCP Fellows recognised in the Australia Day 2022 Honours Lists

27 January 2022

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists is delighted that four of our Fellows were recognised in the Australia Day 2022 Honours Lists.


RANZCP fixing phone support service for trainee psychiatrists

27 January 2022

RANZCP wishes to advise the telephone support service for trainee psychiatrists currently has technical issues.


Applications now open for the 2022 RANZCP Mentoring Program

25 January 2022

Back for its third year, the College is pleased to announce that applications to participate in the RANZCP Mentoring Program have now opened.

Apply online now through the RANZCP Mentoring webpage.


RANZCP welcomes Governor-General as Patron

24 January 2022

The RANZCP is pleased to welcome Her Excellency, The Right Honourable Dame Cindy Kiro, GNZM, QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand as Patron of the College. 


Psychiatrists commend government’s swift action on telehealth fixes

17 January 2022

RANZCP has commended the government for its quick response in addressing key services gaps in the new telehealth arrangements.  


Update RANZCP advocacy – re-instatement of COVID-19 MBS Telehealth items

17 January 2022

The College welcomes the announcement of funding to support psychiatrists and their patients to stay connected, including the re-instatement of specialist inpatient telehealth MBS items via video and phone.


Update RANZCP advocacy - Telehealth

14 January 2022

A further update on the College’s advocacy following the Australian Department of Health’s announcement regarding permanent Telehealth in 2022.


Psychiatrists call on government to urgently address telehealth service gaps

13 January 2022

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) has written to the Minister for Health and Aged Care, Greg Hunt, calling for urgent changes to the new permanent telehealth arrangements.


Extended reporting period for 2021 CPD is now open in My CPD

06 January 2022

With the changeover to the new year, 2022 is now the default in the My CPD system.


2022 RANZCP Elected Director Election

05 January 2022

Nominations are open and close on 10 February 2022 at 5 pm AEDT


Don’t forget the mental health pandemic

23 December 2021

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) Queensland Branch has welcomed the announcement of a $200 million funding boost for Queensland health services in anticipation of an increase in COVID-19 cases.


MBS specialist telehealth services from 1 January 2022

16 December 2021

From 1 January 2022, patient access to specialist telehealth services (including those for psychiatry) will be supported by ongoing MBS arrangements.


 


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