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RANZCP - The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) is responsible for training, educating and representing psychiatrists in Australia and New Zealand. Psychiatrists are medical doctors who undertake additional training to qualify as specialists in the treatment of mental illness.

Founded in 1963, RANZCP has almost 5500 members, including around 3900 Fully qualified psychiatrists and 1300 trainees. The RANZCP has branches in every Australian state and territory and a head office in Melbourne as well as a national office in Wellington, New Zealand. In both countries, all psychiatrists must be accredited by RANZCP before they can practice. The RANZCP’s vision is to enhance the mental health of Australians and New Zealanders through leadership in high quality psychiatric care. To this end, the RANZCP supports people with mental illness and their carers, family and friends by providing resources about mental illnesses and the treatments that are available. It also publishes a range of guidelines for use by psychiatrists and other medical professionals.

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