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July 2017

BPS Chief Executive Retires

Professor Ann Colley will be retiring from her role as Chief Executive of the Society in September 2017. I am sure you will join me in wishing her well in her retirement and to thank her for the enormous contribution she has made not only in the running of the Society but in helping us prepare for the future.

Professor Colley has brought to the role a wealth of knowledge and expertise as a former President and Honorary General Secretary of the Society as well as her record as a distinguished academic psychologist.

The Board of Trustees are in the process of making arrangements for Professor Colley's replacement and a further announcement will be made in due course.

The new All Party Parliamentary Group for Psychology has its first meeting

The inaugural meeting of the APPG was held on 11 July at Portcullis House.  The purpose of the APPG is to raise awareness amongst parliamentarians and policymakers of the importance and relevance of psychology.

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Stories of Psychology celebrates 30 years of POWs

This year's public event marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of the BPS Psychology of Women Section. The theme of this year's event is Women in psychology: from invisibility to influence.

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BPS publishes position paper on refugees and asylum seekers

We have called upon the Home Office, the UK Border Agency, local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, and health and social care profession to provide a route to assessment, support, and service delivery.

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Unable to attend the recent Structural Review Roadshows?

Now you can watch a series of videos taken at the Society's offices in Leicester. Click here to find out more.

Scotland's "shared vision" for dementia care

We have welcomed the publication of Scotland's National Dementia Strategy for 2017-20 and its emphasis on person-centred care.

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Thanks from the Partnership and Accreditation Team

The Society's Partnership and Accreditation Team would like to thank each and every single member of our education and training committees for their contributions, time and effort over the course of the 2016/17 academic year.

Without the voluntary input of our members who serve on our visiting teams and committees, the accreditation through partnership process would not work. We look forward to their continued support.

New test reviews

Four psychological tests have been reviewed by the BPS Test Reviews Editorial Team.

The full reviews of the tests, which are free to graduate and chartered members, can be found in the Test Registration and Test Reviews section of the Psychological Testing Centre (PTC) website.

BPS members propose four new Society sections

Members of the Society have put forward proposals for four new sections: cyberpsychology, defence and security psychology, male psychology and political psychology. The new sections need one per cent of the membership to support their formation.

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Our comments on the Taylor Review of modern working practices

We believe that working can be good for our health - being engaged and absorbed in a good job can promote psychological wellbeing.  But work is not a universally positive experience.

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The Society calls on the government to provide a comprehensive wellbeing programme in schools

The new training programme for teachers in secondary schools is not an adequate response to the mental health crisis in our schools.

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