The RANZCP consists of 610 New Zealand members, of whom 327 are active Fellow members, 143 are associate members (trainees) and 140 are Affiliate members (The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, 2011).
In consultation with executive members of the RANZCP, it was agreed to publish a research notification in their online bulletin, which invited psychiatrists to participate in the online survey, hosted by the Massey University website.
It is uncertain whether the Geriatric Psychiatrists (n=15) were recruited from RANZCP or ANZSGM.
The RANZCP was also highly critical of the subcontracting of detention 'which produces the separation of the mental healthcare of detainees from the mainstream mental health system'.
In its submissions to the Senate Inquiry, the RANZCP referred to the inadequacies of the mental health services provided in immigration detention centres as follows: The use of inappropriate behavioural management techniques, including solitary confinement is of great concern to the RANZCP.