*Job vacancy for FT band 8a clinician to run Tavistock Primary Care service ‘Team Around the Practice’

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The AGM will be held on Saturday 21st Nov from 10.30 to 12.00 via Zoom.
All members are encouraged to attend.
The most important agenda item is the adoption of  the proposed constitution for the new charity, which will hopefully be able to start from January.

Agenda will be circulated nearer the time, but will include Officers’ reports, Accounts from 2019, New Constitution, Arrangements for new charity and trustees.

Election: There are vacancies for Hon Treasurer and Hon Secretary.
Nominations for these posts should be sent to the APP office email address  appnhs@gmail.com with ‘Nomination’ in the subject line. Candidates need to be proposed by two people, one of whom must be a current Council member.
They may submit up to 300 words as an election address. 
The closing date for nominations is 10.30 on 17th October.


Instead of taking half in October and half in April, we have decided to take the whole sub (£80, unchanged) at the start of our financial year, in January.
You’ll see the entry as ‘GoCardless’.
If you are still signed up for a Standing Order, please contact Patrick in the office at appnhs@gmail.com in order to be switched over to Direct Debit. Or you can go to the membership page of the website https://app-nhs.org/membership to fill in a DD mandate. You should of course then cancel your Standing Order.

Primary Care seminar
Pride or Prejudice?
Speakers: Diana Bass, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
Eileen Rose, Psychodynamic Psychotherapist
Date: Saturday 7 November 2020
Time: 10.30 to 12.00 pm
Cost: APP members – Free; Non members – £7.50
(Zoom link will be sent nearer the time)
Please click here to pay and here to register for the event
Please click here to view and download flyer.

IAFP Event
IAFP Seminar 7th November 2020
Annihilation and Elimination
Starts on Sat Nov 7, 2020
Please click here to book and for further details

Tuesday 3rd November 2020
12.30 – 13.30 pm
Dr Valerie Sinason will be discussing her new book, The Truth about Trauma and Dissociation. Everything you didn’t want to know and were afraid to ask. (2020). Confer Books, with David O’Driscoll (IPD Chair).
Dr Susie Orbach has said of the book, “In plain language, she enables us to see forms of cruelty and the psychic consequences which lead to the extreme splitting of psyches into dissociated and multiple self-states.”
David O’Driscoll will be discussing this important new book with IPD’s most senior clinician. https://www.confer.uk.com/confer-books.html
Click here to join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 829 3906 8332
Passcode: K9G3Jv

APP Newsletter – Summer 2020
Please click here to read the latest APP Newsletter.

Health, work and Covid-19: why we must avoid repeating the mistakes
of the past

Centre for Mental Health Blog By Jeremy Clarke
Please click here to read.

APP Member/Colleague Survey in a time of crisis
Please complete so we can best support our NHS colleagues.
Click here to complete the survey.

Supporting the NHS during COVID-19:
What the Coalition for Psychoanalysis in the NHS can offer 
Please click here to read.

Updated Consensus Statement
Please click here to read.

Manifesto and Better Mental Health – Psychoanalytic Coalition
Please click here to read the manifesto.

NEW BOOK by APP Member and Ex-newsletter editor Sue Stuart-Smith
‘The Well Gardened Mind’
We hope to have a review soon!

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