The College position

The President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists recently outlined “the College position” in relation to social media use by its members:

“We do not have a remit to monitor or regulate what individual College members are saying on these platforms. I can assure you that I expect those speaking on behalf of the College, who are currently in an elected or appointed role, to do so in a respectful manner, in line with our College values. More broadly, it is worth me noting that the College’s published materials on these matters are developed with patients and carers, in line with our values”

The College values referred to by the President are these:

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