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RANZCP Foundation launches new PhD scholarship

07 October 2022

A new scholarship designed to support and encourage psychiatrists to undertake PhD research is now available for Australian and New Zealand RANZCP members.


Psychiatrists request urgent action to address veteran mental health needs and suicide prevention

07 October 2022

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists is marking Veterans’ Health Week by shining a light on the need to address defence and veteran suicide rates in the country


RANZCP acknowledges the significance of Mental Health Awareness Week Week 2022

30 September 2022

RANZCP acknowledges the significance of Mental Health Awareness Week 2022


Message from the Chair

19 September 2022

Message from the Chair


New Australian Registration Standard for CPD in 2023

19 September 2022

New registration standard for CPD in 2023


How I meet my CPD requirements

19 September 2022

How I meet my CPD requirements


Ongoing CPD requirements for rTMS

19 September 2022

Ongoing CPD requirements for rTMS


New ‘Areas of Practice’ feature for PRGs

19 September 2022

New ‘Areas of Practice’ feature


How to spot a fake conference event

19 September 2022

How to spot a fake conference


The RANZCP expresses sadness on the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II

09 September 2022

RANZCP sadness on the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II


New grants supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership and scholarship

01 September 2022

RANZCP Foundation launches grants for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership and scholarship


Entries for the 2023 round of RANZCP awards and grants are now open

01 September 2022

2023 College awards and grants now open


Psychiatrists say the detention of children in adult prisons must stop

26 August 2022

Psychiatrists call for end to detention of children in adult prisons


Psychiatrists welcome the passing of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Act 2022 

22 August 2022

Psychiatrists welcome the passing of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Act 2022 


Urgent action must be taken to address defence and veteran suicide rates: psychiatrists

15 August 2022

RANZCP urges action to address defence and veteran suicide rates


Best interests of patients and healthcare providers must always come first

12 August 2022

RANZCP welcomes action by Honeysuckle Health and nib buying group to ensure entering the local market won't impact the quality of mental health treatment for Australians.


Bi-national Committee for Trainees – Elections

11 August 2022

Nominations are open for the RANZCP Bi-national Committee for Trainees (BCT)


Long awaited alcohol reform: psychiatrists back Alcohol Amendment Bill

08 August 2022

Psychiatrists back NZ health reform.


ACT Budget delivers boost for mental health

03 August 2022

RANZCP ACT Branch applauds $70 million boost to mental health in the ACT.


Mental health must remain front of mind for Strengthening Medicare Taskforce

29 July 2022

RANZCP and APS call for inclusion in Strengthening Medicare Taskforce


Listen to RANZCP members feature in MHPN podcasts

27 July 2022

Listen to our members in MHPN podcasts


Special Pirika Taonga ceremony in NZ honours past RANZCP kaumātua

26 July 2022

Past RANZCP kaumātua and award recipient honoured at a special Pirika Taonga ceremony in Rotorua, NZ


Sri Lankan psychiatrists call for donations to help fund essential medicines

21 July 2022

The Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists has organised a foreign currency account (US dollars) for donations to purchase essential psychotropic medicines. Funds will be used to buy medications from local agents and handed over to the medical supply division of the Ministry of Health or local psychiatry units based on identified needs.


A book club for psychiatrists from the MHPN

13 July 2022

The Mental Health Professionals' Network (MHPN) host a regular podcast discussing books, psychiatry and mental health.


Psychiatrists express concern over Roe v Wade decision

04 July 2022

RANZCP expresses deep concern over recent US Supreme Court decision that effectively revokes the constitutional right to abortion.


RANZCP welcomes appointments to mental health Independent Review Panel

04 July 2022

The peak body for psychiatrists has welcomed the appointment of key personnel to the Victorian Government’s mental health Independent Review panel.


Decision to end telehealth

01 July 2022

RANZCP is disappointed with the federal government's decision not to extend temporary COVID-19 telehealth items.


OSCE July 2022 update

29 June 2022

The College will not be offering an OSCE in July 2022 to enable Alternative Assessment Pathway (AAP) completions for the November 2021 and March 2022 cohorts.


RANZCP welcomes Mr Ron Baker as Kaumātua

29 June 2022

Mr Ron Baker appointed as a new Kaumātua for RANZCP.

 


RANZCP welcomes new mental health leadership within Victorian Government

28 June 2022

The peak body for psychiatrists welcomes the appointment of three key mental health roles within the Victorian Government.
 


Statement on the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care – New Zealand

28 June 2022

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) acknowledges the importance of the Royal Commission’s Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care. The RANZCP apologises to the survivors and their whānau, for the harm experienced in state care and for our failure as a group of doctors to have acted to prevent this. 


College continues telehealth advocacy

27 June 2022

College representatives including the President Vinay Lakra, have met with the Department of Health (DoH) twice in the last week to discuss the upcoming expiry of COVID-19 telehealth items and the proposed reinstatement of MBS item 288.


Update from the Committee for CPD Chair

21 June 2022

There are changes coming to the RANZCP CPD program. These are in response to changes to regulatory requirements for registration in Australia and New Zealand.


New Australian Registration Standard for CPD coming in 2023

21 June 2022

Effective from January 2023, all doctors will be required to meet the CPD program requirements of an accredited “CPD home”. Most specialist medical colleges will be the default CPD Home for their specialty.


Earn CPD points in exam question writing workshop

21 June 2022

The Written Subcommittee and the Committee for Examinations are inviting members to participate in the Question writing workshop for the Critical Essay Question, Modified Essay Question, and the Multiple-Choice Examinations.


Professor Manjula O'Connor on the value of CPD

21 June 2022

For me, CPD is not just a paper requirement – it is essential in allowing me to gradually develop my expertise over multiple areas of psychiatry, whilst maintaining the highest standard of my work.


Urgent work needed to address the use of seclusion and restraint in Victorian mental health services

21 June 2022

Urgent action is needed to address the use of seclusion and restraint in Victorian mental health services, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) Victorian Branch says.


New legislation a crucial step forward for mental health in Victoria

21 June 2022

The peak body for psychiatrists has welcomed the introduction of the Victorian Government’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Bill 2022, saying the Bill, introduced in Parliament today, marks a significant transformation in Victorian mental health legislation. 


QLD Budget provides much needed boost to funds for mental health

21 June 2022

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) Queensland Chair, Prof Brett Emmerson, said the $1.645 billion over 5 years allocated in today’s budget is a big step in the right direction when it comes to mental health funding in the state. The final recurrent increase to budget is $418 million.


Autism and criminal offending - new episode of Psych Matters podcast

16 June 2022

In the latest episode of RANZCP's Psych Matters podcast, Dr Andrew Carroll, Dr David Thomas, Dr Chad Bennett and criminal barrister Tim Marsh discuss how autism may affect an individual's pathway through the criminal justice system.


Rural Director of Training initiative: expressions of interest

16 June 2022

Expressions of interest for the Flexible Approach to Training in Expanded Settings (FATES) Rural Director of Training (Rural DoT) program are now open


Increased grant funding announced: RANZCP Foundation Catalyst Grants program

14 June 2022

Increased funding announced for Catalyst Grant


Psychiatrists call on Queensland Government to implement recommendations from Mental Health Services Parliamentary Inquiry

08 June 2022

Chair of the RANZCP Queensland Branch Committee, Professor Brett Emmerson AM, says it is critical the Queensland Government act swiftly to implement the recommendations of the Mental Health Select Committee report, which stemmed from the Inquiry that the RANZCP was instrumental in ensuring took place.


SA Budget takes big step towards fixing broken mental health system

03 June 2022

SA serious about fixing broken system


RANZCP again calls for focus on mental health needs in detention centres after death at Villawood

01 June 2022

RANZCP again calls for mental health support in detention centres after death at Villawood


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.


 


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