About this event

  • Date and time Thu 26 Nov 2020 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Psychiatry

This is the third of a series of Mind Matters webinars presented by the RSM Psychiatry section. 

This Mind Matters webinar will hear from two Royal College of Psychiatry leads about race, equality and their strategy for the college to combat racism. Join us to more widely understand the embedded racial biases we all live with and the part that psychiatry plays in dealing with racism and inequality within healthcare.

During this webinar delegates will:

  • Address racism and inequality within healthcare and within the NHS
  • Receive an update on Royal College Strategy of their plans to tackle racism
  • Unpick racial biases and how to eradicate mental health inequalities

A CPD certificate with 1 CPD credit will be issued to those joining each webinar live and will be automatically issued after 7 days  to those who watched the webinar live in its entirety. Those who watch the webinar on-demand will receive a CPD certificate 30 days after the webinar has gone live.  

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Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

Key speakers

Shubulade Smith

Dr Shubulade Smith

Clinical Director, Forensic Services, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Clinical Director National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health, Royal College of Psychiatrists

Speaker's biography

Dr Shubulade (aka Lade) Smith is a Consultant Psychiatrist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Visiting Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, Kings College London.  She graduated in Medicine from Guy’s Hospital Medical School, London, winning prizes in Psychological Medicine. After training in psychiatry at the Maudsley, she completed a Research Fellowship in antipsychotic side effects, supervised by Professor Sir Robin Murray.  She  subsequently set up a joint medication review/physical health clinic, a “one stop shop” aimed at health promotion and management of physical problems in people with SMI, leading to her being nominated as a “Woman of the Year” and a BMA Pioneer award for innovation in psychiatry. Having trained in general psychiatry, she is now a forensic psychiatrist. She is the Lead for the Acute Forensic Pathway of the South London Partnership and Clinical Director of the Forensic Services at SLaM. She is also the Clinical Director of the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, providing medical leadership for the team developing mental health guidelines. She sat on the core working group of the Independent Mental Health Act Review, chaired by Professor Sir Simon Wessely and was responsible for some of the key recommendations, including those for patients with forensic issues. Recommendations aimed at improving outcomes for Black people with mental health problems have now been taken up by the government. Dr Smith was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in June 2019 for services to Forensic Intensive Psychiatric care. In November 2019 she was awarded Psychiatrist of the Year by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Dr Rajesh Mohan

Consultant Psychiatrist, South London & Maudsley NHS trust, Chair rehabilitation & Social Psychiatry Faculty and Presidential lead for race and equality at Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Speaker's biography

Dr Raj Mohan is a consultant in Rehabilitation and Social Psychiatry and works at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, in London. He completed his medical school in India where he specialised in Psychiatry, before coming to the UK. He is a Fellow of the Royal College and is the current Chair of the Rehabilitation and Social Psychiatry Faculty of the Royal College. Along with his Faculty chair role, he is a member of the RCPsych Council. In 2020, he was appointed as one of the two presidential leads for Race and Equality (along with Dr Lade Smith) at the RCPsych. He is tasked with developing a College Strategy to further equality and Equity initiatives for the College: for its staff, all its members & trainees and for wider mental health services, patients and carers. Dr Mohan teaches medical students at Kings College and campaigns for better funding for mental health services, equality, and social justice. He is a firm believer in integrated care approaches and person centred psychiatry.



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Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

Special rates for difficult times
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s ​weekly COVID-19 Series ​webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

All webinars will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 

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