A Damning Leak from the Clinical College

RAPS has gratefully received another leak from a concerned supporter about the latest newsletter by the Chair of the APS Clinical College, Ros Knight.

Ros seems desperate to bolster support among her members: “…never has it been more important that clinical psychologists stick together so we can coordinate our approach to the change as well as provide a stable base on which to have a sense of belonging and value.”

What about loss of belonging and value that non-clinical members have been feeling for years!

Clearly Ros is preparing her members for the vote of the new governance proposals.

“You will be aware that the recent governance review recommends a number of changes to the Board composition… I would encourage members to vote at the EGM when it is announced.”

But why is she rallying her members now when the extraordinary general meeting is not supposed to happen until the end of the year. Does that mean the Clinical College has inside information about an earlier meeting?

According to the Constitution they only need to provide 21 days notice for a general meeting.  So they could spring it on us in a few weeks and all of us non-clinical members must get ready and start preparing ourselves ASAP.

Fortunately to pass the governance resolutions they need 75% of the voting members votes. That’s a big challenge for them as there are many more non-clinical than clinical members. But the Clinical College is a very well oiled machine.

It’s time for all non-clinicals to unite and block the passage of the Governance review. Remember the Clinical College is a very efficient machine and although we only need 26% to block it, they have already started campaigning for it.

RAPS is onto it now and will keep you informed of exactly what’s happening. We will give you full details of what you can do to block the vote and if you can help please contact us here

But we need you to spread the word. Send this blog post to every non-clinical member you know inviting them to register on our website and hear what’s really going on and how they can help.