About this event

  • Date and time Thu 27 May 2021 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Psychiatry

In this webinar, we will be joined by Dr Adrian JamesPresident of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, who will give an overview of the current priorities for the country’s mental health and of the college.  Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones will interview Dr James on his priorities for his three-year term - which focuses on ensuring equity between physical and mental health, championing diversity, supporting the workforce, and putting sustainability at the heart of all that the college does. He will also reflect on the college’s work during the pandemic and how it will continue to support its members going forward.

During this webinar you will:

  • Discover the priorities for the Royal College of Psychiatrists

  • Ascertain the action points for the next three years at the Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Understand how the country's mental health has been affected by coronavirus

This is a part of the Mind Matters webinars presented by the RSM Psychiatry section. This webinar is CPD accredited.

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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

Dr Adrian James

Dr Adrian James

President, Royal College of Psychiatrists

Speaker's biography

Adrian was elected President in 2020. He holds this role until 2023 and leads the RCPsych on behalf of its members and associates.

Adrian is a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist at Langdon Hospital in Dawlish, Devon. He is a former Medical Director of Devon Partnership NHS Trust and Founding Chair of the School of Psychiatry at the Peninsular Deanery (2006-2008).

He was the elected Chair of the South West Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (2007-2011) and sat on the College Council in this capacity. In 2010 he was appointed Chair of the Westminster Parliamentary Liaison Committee of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (attending the three main Party Conferences 2011-14 in this capacity).

He was Clinical Director for Mental Health, Dementia and Neurology, working for NHS England South West (2013-2015, interim from 2012-13). He has also acted as a Reviewer and Clinical Expert for the Healthcare Commission and its successor organisation the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

He has chaired expert review groups on Integrated Care Systems, Cannabis, Prevent and Learning from Deaths. In addition, he set up the Quality Improvement (QI) Committee and Workforce Wellbeing Committee at the College.

His priorities as President are: Establishing a pathway to parity for mental health services, equality and diversity, sustainability and workforce wellbeing.

Adrian is also a keen cyclist.



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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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