Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and other Allied Disciplines – November 2017

The November issue of Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and other Allied Disciplines has been published.  This issue includes a research review on psychopathic traits in children and a multi-centre RCT  comparing eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy, cognitive behavioral writing therapy, and wait-list in pediatric posttraumatic stress disorder following single-incident trauma.

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Royal College of Psychiatrists workforce census

Royal College of Psychiatrists, November 2017

The latest Royal College of Psychiatrists workforce census of psychiatric staffing was run between April and September 2017 and provides a detailed analysis of the consultant and specialty doctor workforce in psychiatry across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. The report find that:

  • Levels of growth in filled consultant posts are largely static.
  • There is an ongoing rise in the reported number of vacant or unfilled consultant posts across the UK, up from 5% (2013), 7% (2015) to 9% (2017).
  • Vacancies in consultant posts are most acute in General, CAMHS, Old Age and Intellectual (Learning) Disability psychiatry.
  • There has been a sharp increase in the use of locum specialty doctors, a reflection of the ongoing recruitment difficulties at that grade.
  • A wide variation in the gender balance across different psychiatric specialities.

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The British Journal of Psychiatry – November 2017

The November edition of British Journal of Psychiatry has been published.  This edition includes a systematic review on behavioural activation for depression in older people and a cluster randomised controlled trial of changing the obesogenic environment to improve cardiometabolic health in residential patients with a severe mental illness.

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The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology – December 2017

The December edition of The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology has been published.  This issue includes articles on the impact of collaborative case formulation with high risk offenders with personality disorder and predicting daily-life antisocial behaviour in institutionalized adolescents with Transgression-related Implicit Association Tests.

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