The External Affairs and Policy department have recently published a revised Communications Framework for the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland. This revised document is a revision of the previous Communications Policy published in 2011.
One of the major revisions in the document sees the introduction of a new category of College Paper, Perspective Papers. The aim of Perspective papers is to stimulate productive debate on issues in Psychiatry that may be such as to militate against CPsychI having an agreed Policy or Position on them but are of such professional and/or public interest that attention and debate needs to occur.
All Perspective papers have the potential to be further developed further into Position or Policy papers.