News Archive 2021

Updated: vaccines, ethics and obligations for psychiatrists

23 December 2021

Advice is available for psychiatrists around COVID-19 vaccines, including exemptions, patient proof of vaccination and related issues. 


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.


RANZCP commends Government investment in permanent telehealth

14 December 2021

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) has commended the Federal Government on its investment of $308.6 million to strengthen health care delivery for all and specifically the $106 million to make telehealth a permanent feature of our health care system.


AMC gives RANZCP green light to implement alternative assessment pathways

14 December 2021

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) has welcomed approval by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) of its proposal for alternative assessment pathways for candidates affected by the recent Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) cancellation.


RANZCP looks to Victorian Government for investment in mental health workforce

13 December 2021

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) welcomes the Victorian Government’s $18.4 million funding increase to mental health training for junior doctors in anticipation of the additional workforce investment.


Take advantage of your RANZCP discount to the PEP-Web psychoanalytic e-library

06 December 2021

As an RANZCP member, you can access the PEP-Web psychoanalytic e-library in 2022 for a heavily discounted rate, starting at A$80.


Psychiatrists welcome timely terms of reference for Queensland inquiry

03 December 2021

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) Queensland Branch welcomes the release of the terms of reference for the new parliamentary inquiry into mental health services in Queensland.


Urgent progress to alternative assessment pathways

01 December 2021

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) is committed to delivering alternative pathways for the assessment of candidates following the cancellation of recent clinical exams.


New report further highlights pressure facing New Zealand psychiatrists

26 November 2021

The Tu Te Akaaka Roa – the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) New Zealand National Committee has welcomed a new report, which highlights the increasing burden and stresses many psychiatrists are facing in their work.


Member support is available if you ever have questions about the CPD Program or the My CPD system

25 November 2021

Member support is available if you ever have questions about the CPD Program or the My CPD system.


Update regarding examination cancellation

24 November 2021

The College is continuing to communicate with impacted candidates and the wider membership on our efforts to address these events and considerations for a way forward. The College takes responsibility for its members and the impact on their lives and careers and again apologises for the significant distress experienced.


RANZCP statement on cancellation of AV OSCEs

20 November 2021

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) wishes to advise that it is with deep regret that today’s Audio Visual (AV) Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) was not able to be delivered satisfactorily.


Congratulations to Professor Ian Hickie AM, joint winner of the 2021 Australian Mental Health Prize

19 November 2021

The RANZCP congratulates NSW Fellow, Professor Ian Hickie AM who has been jointly awarded the 2021 Australian Mental Health Prize alongside mental health advocate, writer and podcaster Ms Honor Eastly.


RANZCP Foundation supports Perinatal Mental Health Week

11 November 2021

This week (7–13 November) is Perinatal Mental Health Week in Australia. This important initiative spotlights the mental health of new and expecting parents.

Professor Megan Galbally, Chair of the RANZCP Section of Perinatal and Infant Psychiatry, explains the significance of supporting this area.


New report signals time for action to ensure better patient care

04 November 2021

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) has welcomed the final report of the Select Committee’s inquiry into Mental Health and Suicide Prevention.


rTMS listed on the Medicare Benefits Schedule

01 November 2021

From 1 November 2021, new item numbers for repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) are listed on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS).


New MBS listing to support patients with major depressive disorders

01 November 2021

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) welcomes the listing of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) therapy on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS).


Vaccination is crucial to protect Aotearoa New Zealand against COVID-19

29 October 2021

Tu Te Akaaka Roa – the New Zealand National Committee at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP), has reiterated support for vaccination as a key health measure to protect against COVID-19.


Mental health and wellbeing for members: finding the right support

21 October 2021

Access a range of wellbeing supports for yourself, peers and colleagues through the Member wellbeing support hub


New Zealand psychiatrists call for an increase to the Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility

15 October 2021

The RANZCP has called for the minimum age of criminal responsibility to be raised in New Zealand.


Changes coming to My CPD

14 October 2021

My CPD will have an update on 14 October 2021 with new mobile features


Where to find CPD help

14 October 2021

Member support is available if you ever have questions about the CPD Program or the My CPD system.


Children’s mental health strategy paving the way to a mental health rebuild

13 October 2021

The RANZCP has welcomed the National Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy, recently launched by the Australian Government.


Joint statement on NSW Ice Inquiry

07 October 2021

A joint statement on the NSW Ice Inquiry with RACP, RACGP and AMA NSW.


Psychiatry Workforce Program, Expression of Interest

06 October 2021

The Expression of Interest (EoI) for the Psychiatry Workforce Program (PWP) is now open.


Dr Ken Fielke OAM to present the RANZCP 2021 Barton Pope Lecture

04 October 2021

The South Australia Branch invites members from around Australia and New Zealand to attend the 2021 Barton Pope Lecture, to be held on Monday 11 October 2021 at 7 pm ACDT at the Loxton High School Theatre.


Survey shows psychiatrists in Aotearoa New Zealand under more pressure than ever

29 September 2021

A recent survey shows that specialist mental health and addiction services are currently under significant stress in Aotearoa.


Consultation begins for the new ranzcp.org website

29 September 2021

A project to redevelop the RANZCP website has begun, with initial consultation and research happening during last half of 2021.


Expression of Interest for the Military Veteran’s Psychiatry Training Program

28 September 2021

The Expression of Interest (EoI) for the Military and Veterans’ Psychiatry Training Program (MVPTP) is now open.


Complete expiring Learnit modules by 30 November

22 September 2021

A number of Learnit modules will be retired at the end of 2021 as part of the regular review of College education resources.

These modules must be completed by 30 November 2021 to be counted for CPD hours.

 


We must prioritise mental health during COVID

22 September 2021

Psychiatrists from all over New Zealand, have dialled in virtually to the RANZCP 2021 New Zealand Conference to discuss the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.


RANZCP Foundation congratulates psychiatrists awarded NHMRC Investigator Grants funding

20 September 2021

Six RANZCP Fellows have recently been awarded Investigator Grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).


Psychiatrists log in to mental health

16 September 2021

Mental health professionals from all over New Zealand and abroad will dial in for the RANZCP 3-day 2021 New Zealand Conference from 22-24 September 2021.


Update on RANZCP Position Statement on Gender Dysphoria

16 September 2021

The RANZCP has published its Position Statement on Gender Dysphoria.


RANZCP signs open letter on climate change

15 September 2021

The RANZCP has signed an open letter to the Australian Government on climate change.


Update on MBS Telehealth items for private inpatients

15 September 2021

An update on MBS telehealth items.


RANZCP member wellbeing: findings from our 2020 survey

10 September 2021

A new report with the results of the 2020 RANZCP member wellbeing survey has just been released.


Psychiatrists welcome budget mental health spend, but more needs to be done

09 September 2021

The RANZCP WA Branch has welcomed the mental health measures handed down in the Western Australian State Budget 2021-22 as a good start and a promising sign.


Is your 2021 CPD on track?

06 September 2021

Are you on track to complete your 2021 CPD?


Vision of 80/80 in 2031 – an open letter

06 September 2021

An open letter on family, domestic and sexual violence services 10 years from today.


Health regulators on getting reliable advice on COVID-19 and vaccines

06 September 2021

Ahpra joint statement on COVID-19 and vaccine advice.


2022 College awards and grants now open

01 September 2021

Entries for the 2022 round of RANZCP awards and grants are now open.


Governments must prioritise mental health message during COVID, say psychiatrists

01 September 2021

The RANZCP has described the impact of COVID restrictions, on the mental health and wellbeing of our communities as very concerning.


Victorian psychiatrists call for careful consideration on new legislation

31 August 2021

The RANZCP has welcomed the development of the new Victorian Mental Health and Wellbeing Act 2021.


Mental health budget boost a positive start for Tasmanians

27 August 2021

The RANZCP Tasmanian Branch has welcomed the mental health announcements included in the Tasmanian Budget 2021-22.


Psychiatrists call for increased support for Afghani asylum seekers

25 August 2021

The RANZCP has expressed concerns for the humanitarian and mental health crisis emerging after the resurgence of Taliban activity in Afghanistan.


Victorian psychiatrists concerned for youth mental health

19 August 2021

The RANZCP Victorian Branch has expressed deep concern for the mental health and wellbeing of our state’s youth.


Statement of support for military veterans

19 August 2021

The RANZCP expresses support for military veterans and current service members who are distressed by the events occuring in Afghanistan.


Psychiatrists call for action on climate change to protect youth mental health

12 August 2021

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) has expressed concern at the alarming impacts of climate change found in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis report.


Lockdowns causing severe impact on psychiatry services

05 August 2021

The RANZCP has called on the Federal Government to implement MBS item numbers for the delivery of psychiatry services to private hospital inpatients via telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Peer Review Group update for NSW

03 August 2021

The Meeting as a virtual Peer Review Group Guide provides basic information on the freely available options of some of the more well-known providers of virtual conferencing applications.


Psychiatrists welcome Government’s Dawn Raids apology

03 August 2021

The RANZCP welcomes the New Zealand Government’s apology for the Dawn Raids.


A look back at the 2021 Congress

21 July 2021

After the cancellation of most conferences in 2020, and only limited opportunities to come together in person to learn and network, the RANZCP was delighted to be able to host a COVID-safe Congress in May this year with over 880 delegates attending in Hobart, and close to 500 delegates participating virtually.


Update from the RANZCP Steering Group

09 July 2021

Update from the RANZCP Steering Group for evidence-informed mental health care of children and adolescents experiencing gender dysphoria.


Telehealth update for members

09 July 2021

Update on telehealth from the RANZCP.


RANZCP Foundation announces new Catalyst Grants program

07 July 2021

Applications for the RANZCP Foundation Catalyst Grants are now open and will close at 9am (AEST) on Friday, 20 August 2021.


Statement on recent lockdowns across Australia

30 June 2021

The RANZCP has reminded people to check in with their mental health and wellbeing during this difficult time.


RANZCP welcomes extension for Mental Health and Wellbeing Act consultation

23 June 2021

The RANZCP Vic Branch has welcomed the Victorian Government’s decision to extend the consultation period for the review of the Mental Health Act.


Psychiatrists welcome record mental health spend

22 June 2021

The RANZCP NSW Branch has applauded the New South Wales Government’s funding announcements for mental health, handed down in the NSW State Budget 2021-2022.


Budget provides first steps but long way ahead for mental health

22 June 2021

The RANZCP SA Branch has welcomed the $163 million mental health package handed down in the South Australian State Budget 2021-22 as a good start and a promising sign, however emphasised much more will be needed to fix the system.


Ground-breaking child and adolescent mental health investment by NSW Government

21 June 2021

The RANZCP NSW Branch has congratulated Minister Taylor, Premier Berejiklian and Treasurer Perottet on this critical investment in MH services for children and adolescents in NSW.


RANZCP Fellows recognised in the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List

18 June 2021

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists is delighted that four of our Fellows were recognised in the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours Lists for both Australia and New Zealand.


Qld Govt budget fails the public on mental health spending say psychiatrists 

16 June 2021

The RANZCP Qld Branch has criticised the Queensland Government on the lack of mental health support outlined in the State Budget 2021-22.


Psychiatrists call for mental health priority in upcoming Budget

10 June 2021

The RANZCP has urged the Queensland Government to commit to a clear and comprehensive strategy for reform of the Queensland mental health system in the upcoming State Budget.


Psychiatrists call to reunite Biloela family

09 June 2021

The RANZCP has called upon the Federal Government to reunite the Biloela family as the youngest daughter receives medical care in Perth.


Psychiatrists express concern at Danila Dilba situation

08 June 2021

The RANZCP has expressed its concern regarding the recent news of the imminent closure of the Danila Dilba Clinic to new patients.


RANZCP Foundation launches 2020 Annual Review

04 June 2021

The RANZCP is pleased to launch the RANZCP Foundation’s 2020 Annual Review.


Psychiatrists to lead smoking cessation education

31 May 2021

The RANZCP is pleased to partner with the Federal Government to develop training resources for psychiatrists and other medical professionals in nicotine cessation.


Psychiatrists call for mental health system review

27 May 2021

The RANZCP Qld Branch has called upon the Queensland Government for an urgent review of the state’s mental health system.


Mental health must be top priority for lockdown

27 May 2021

The RANZCP encourages residents of Victoria to keep their mental health and wellbeing top of mind as we go into a 7-day snap lockdown.


Psychiatrists call for people to get vaccinated

25 May 2021

The RANZCP has encouraged those eligible to go out and get vaccinated for COVID-19.


Psychiatrists welcome record mental health funding in Victorian budget

21 May 2021

The RANZCP applauds the government’s record funding announced in today’s budget, that will improve access to mental health care for all Victorians.


Psychiatrists welcome new President at annual Congress

20 May 2021

Associate Professor Vinay Lakra said his main priorities are progression to fellowship for trainees and SIMGs and raising the profile of psychiatry and advancing its voice in the mental and physical health sectors.


Psychiatry workforce shortage should be top priority

19 May 2021

A panel of psychiatrists led by RANZCP President Associate Professor John Allan has gathered to discuss the issues facing the psychiatric workforce in Australia and New Zealand.


Psychiatrists launch roadmap critical to the future of rural mental health care

18 May 2021

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) has, today, launched the RANZCP Rural Psychiatry Roadmap 2021-31: A pathway to equitable and sustainable rural mental health services committed to addressing and supporting regional, rural, and remote psychiatry training pathways. 


More real conversations will help better understand addiction

17 May 2021

Executive Clinical Director of Turning Point and Director of Monash Addiction Research Centre, at Monash University, Professor Dan Lubman AM spoke at the RANZCP 2021 Congress on the power of using real stories to change our conversations around addiction. 


Psychiatrists call on re-elected government to focus on mental health

14 May 2021

The RANZCP has congratulated Premier Peter Gutwein and his party on their re-election to government.


RANZCP congratulates incoming AMA SA President

13 May 2021

The College would like to congratulate RANZCP Fellow Dr Michelle Atchison on beginning her term as President of the Australian Medical Association (AMA) South Australian chapter.


Psychiatrists welcome Budget boost to mental health

12 May 2021

The RANZCP has welcomed several announcements, aimed at strengthening and supporting the mental health sector, with millions of funding toward psychiatry.


COVID-19 telehealth extension brings relief

12 May 2021

The RANZCP has welcomed the confirmed extension of the COVID-19 telehealth psychiatry items announced in last night’s Federal Budget 2021-22.


Psychiatrists welcome new MBS inclusion for major depressive disorders

12 May 2021

The RANZCP has welcomed the Government’s announcement of $288.5 million to list Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) therapy for patients with medication-resistant major depressive disorder.


First steps on the road to recovery

07 May 2021

The RANZCP SA Branch has welcomed the government’s announcement of immediate measures to help ease demand on the mental health system but looks forward to more significant commitment for a greater impact.

 


RANZCP expresses support for the Indian psychiatric community

06 May 2021

The RANZCP wishes to express our strong support for all College members, their families and friends who may be affected by the current devastating wave of COVID-19 cases in India.


We need to look through a humanitarian lens on India crisis, says psychiatrists

05 May 2021

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) has called on the Federal Government to consider all options to help Australians stranded in India.


Telehealth extension welcomed: psychiatrists await further details

27 April 2021

The RANZCP has applauded the Federal Government’s announcement on the extension of temporary COVID-19 telehealth services under the Medicare Benefit Schedule (MBS) until the end of 2021.


Urgent extra resources needed for mental health crisis say psychiatrists

22 April 2021

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) Queensland Branch has called on the Queensland Government for more funding for mental health services to meet increased demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.


2020 Annual Review and Financial Report now available

21 April 2021

The 2020 Annual Review includes a comprehensive review of the year’s activities, including how the College responded to the COVID-19 pandemic last year.


Governments must do more to prevent Indigenous deaths in custody

16 April 2021

The RANZCP has welcomed the release of the NSW Parliament’s Select Committee’s Report On the High Level of First Nations People in Custody and Oversight and Review of Deaths in Custody.


Psychiatrists back Mendoza’s call for immediate action

16 April 2021

The RANZCP has backed Professor Mendoza’s call for a crisis plan to manage the ‘pandemic surge’ in the mental health system, but emphasised the deeper issues that must be addressed.


Psychiatrists support addressing the issue of veteran suicide

13 April 2021

A statement from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists on veteran suicide.


“South Australians deserve better”: mental health system must be fixed

08 April 2021

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) and Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) have called on the South Australian Government to get their house in order and get real about mental health.


RANZCP Board – Casual Vacancy, Elected Director

08 April 2021

Nominations are now open and close at 5pm AEST on Friday 30 April 2021.


RANZCP 2021 Congress in-person registrations have closed

06 April 2021

With this year’s Congress having received an overwhelming response from delegates, registration for in-person attendance in Hobart has unfortunately now closed.


Reporting for the 2020 CPD year is closed

01 April 2021

The extended reporting period for voluntary reporting of 2020 CPD activities has now ended, and the claim on the My CPD system is now closed.


Continuation of telehealth essential for mental health

31 March 2021

The RANZCP has called on the Federal Government to extend COVID-19 telehealth, under the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS), until at least the end of the year.


‘Missing middle need to be seen’ say psychiatrists

29 March 2021

The RANZCP welcomes the release of the ‘Missing Middle’ Reports today launched by Lived Experience Australia.


Psychiatrists fear workforce will soon be dangerously overloaded

25 March 2021

The RANZCP Western Australia Branch has warned the WA Government that their plans for increased mental health beds comes with great risk without additional supporting resources.


NZ psychiatrists call on Australian Government to rethink deportation policy

24 March 2021

The RANZCP has urged the Australian Government to reconsider the controversial 501 deportation policy.


Psychiatrists call on Federal Government to rethink deportation policy

24 March 2021

The RANZCP has urged the Australian Government to reconsider the controversial 501 deportation policy.


New Editor for the Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry

23 March 2021

The RANZCP is delighted to announce that Victorian Fellow Professor Chris Davey has recently been appointed as the new Editor of the Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry (ANZJP).


Statement on the reporting and misrepresentation of mental health in the media

19 March 2021

The RANZCP seeks to caution journalists and media outlets on the importance of correct and sensitive reporting on mental health in the media.


Psychiatrists urge support for survivors of sexual violence

19 March 2021

The RANZCP has issued a statement of support for survivors of sexual abuse or rape, with the recent high profile coverage greatly increasing the risk of retraumatisation.


Voluntary CPD activities for 2020 recorded until March 31

18 March 2021

Your voluntary CPD activities for 2020 can be recorded until the end of March.


Government psychedelic trials announcement supports psychiatrists' position

17 March 2021

The RANZCP has welcomed today’s announcement of a $15 million competitive grant round for Australian clinical trials of potential breakthrough therapies for mental illness.


Three month extension of MBS telehealth items confirmed

16 March 2021

An update on the extension of the MBS specialist telehealth item numbers.


Recognising Close the Gap Day 2021

15 March 2021

This week, on Thursday 18 March, is National Close the Gap Day.


RANZCP Committee Elections - now open

11 March 2021

CGRC, Finance, MEC, OTP, Tu Te Akaaka Roa and various Branch committees.


Psychiatrists call on SA Government for immediate and strong action on mental health

11 March 2021

The RANZCP South Australian Branch echoes concerns about deficiencies in the SA health system and calls for fundamental changes outlined in their 2021-22 budget submission – Prioritising South Australia’s mental health.


Psychiatrists support swift response on mental health system rebuild

04 March 2021

The RANZCP Victorian Branch strongly welcomes the Victorian Government’s rapid action in implementing the recommendations from the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System report.


WA psychiatrists call for more community-based care

03 March 2021

The RANZCP has called on the Western Australian Government and Opposition to follow in Victoria’s footsteps and commit to providing effective, community based mental health crisis, assessment and short-term treatment options as part of their policy platform in the upcoming election.


Mental health rebuild will require many hands

02 March 2021

The RANZCP are encouraged by the long awaited release of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System report.


Psychiatrists support aged care report’s call for person-centred care

01 March 2021

The RANZCP  has signalled its overall support for the recently released Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety report, Care, Dignity and Respect.


RANZCP Foundation congratulates Fellows awarded new NHMRC Ideas Grants funding

28 February 2021

Nine RANZCP Fellows have recently been awarded funding from the Australian Government’s National Health and Medical Research Council as part of the $260 million Ideas Grant scheme.


RANZCP Mentoring Program: applications closing soon

25 February 2021

Applications are closing soon for the 2021 RANZCP Mentoring Program.


Psychiatrists essential in suicide prevention says taskforce

19 February 2021

The RANZCP taskforce on suicide prevention has released a new position statement.


2021 RANZCP President-Elect Election

16 February 2021

Voting has commenced and closes at 5 pm AEDT on 26 March 2021.


Psychiatrists seek commitment to boost mental health services

15 February 2021

The RANZCP is calling for mental health to be a top priority in the upcoming state election, especially the severe workforce shortage that Western Australia is experiencing in the mental health sector.


Congratulations to our first round of 2021 College award winners

05 February 2021

The College warmly congratulates the first round of winners for the 2021 RANZCP awards.


Victorian Conversion Practices Bill passes

05 February 2021

The RANZCP Victorian Branch welcomes the passing of the Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Bill 2020 as an important step in ensuring LGBTIQ+ conversion therapy is no longer practiced in Victoria.


Update on the TGA’s interim decision on MDMA and Psilocybin

05 February 2021

A College update on the Therapeutic Goods Administration's decision on the rescheduling of MDMA and psilocybin.


Planned maintenance for My CPD

04 February 2021

My CPD will be unavailable from 2 pm (AEDT) on Tuesday 9 February 2021 due to planned maintenance.


Want to become a mentor in 2021? Applications now open

03 February 2021

Applications for mentors RANZCP Mentoring Program will open on Monday, 2 February, and for mentees from 16 February.


Psychiatrists raise concerns regarding Conversion Practices Bill

02 February 2021

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) Victorian Branch has raised concerns about the Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Bill 2020 being put forward to Parliament.


RANZCP Fellows recognised in Australia Day 2021 Honours List

29 January 2021

Professor Nicholas Keks AM and Professor Dan Lubman AM awarded the Member of the Order of Australia.


Sertraline 50mg & 100mg tablets

19 January 2021

Medsurge Healthcare currently has a shortage in Australia of Sertraline 50mg & 100mg tablets.


Registration now open for Practice Peer Review Facilitator training

18 January 2021

Registration for the Practice Peer Review facilitator training webinar, on 29 January 2021, are now open.


CPD requirements resume this year

14 January 2021

CPD requirements will resume for Australian and New Zealand psychiatrists this year.


Peer Review Group Annual Survey coming in February

13 January 2021

Peer Review Group Annual Survey will be circulated on 10 February, 2021/


Emeritus Professor Sir Mason Durie, ONZ, KNZM appointed to the Order of New Zealand

07 January 2021

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) congratulates New Zealand Fellow, Emeritus Professor Sir Mason Durie, ONZ, KNZM on his appointment to the Order of New Zealand in the New Year Honours List for 2021.


My CPD 2021 update

05 January 2021

Now that we’re in the new year, My CPD will automatically default to 2021. Remember to change the year to 2020 if you are finalising the reporting of your 2020 CPD.


WA 2021 election: “Mental health must be a priority”

07 December 2020

With the Western Australian election only three months away, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) Western Australia Branch has called on the Government to provide access, for all Western Australians, to a high-quality mental health system which can provide a seamless continuum of care, from acute crisis care to ongoing recovery and rehabilitation services in the community.