Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP)

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The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) is the principal organisation representing the medical specialty of psychiatry in Australia and New Zealand and has responsibility for training, examining and awarding the qualification of Fellowship of the College (FRANZCP) to medical practitioners.

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists is a company limited by guarantee.

The RANZCP is governed by its General Council, a democratically-elected Board of Directors which oversees a wide range of issues concerning the affairs and activities of the College, and is its supreme policy-making body.

The College comprises Branches in each State and Territory of Australia, and New Zealand. Its governance structure also includes Boards, Faculties, Sections and Special Interest Groups.

Specialist aspects of psychiatry are represented by three Faculties and four Sections: Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry Section of Addiction Psychiatry Section of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Section of Psychotherapy Section of Social and Cultural Psychiatry

The RANZCP also has a Board of Education and a Board of Practice and Partnerships.

The RANZCP: Conducts a training and examinations process for qualification as a consultant psychiatrist Administers a continuing professional development programme for practising professionals Holds an annual scientific congress and various sectional conferences throughout the year Supports continuing medical education activities at a regional level Publishes a range of journals, statements and other policy documents

Liaises with government, allied professionals and community groups in the interests of psychiatrists, patients and the general community
New Zealand
Related Topics
Mental Health

Recognising authority for:
Psychiatrist, Psychiatry


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