Statement by President Adrian James on the announcement that Mr Paul Rees has won the Louis Armstrong CEO Leadership Award
Statement by President Adrian James on the announcement that Mr Paul Rees has won the Louis Armstrong CEO Leadership Award

I am delighted to announce that our chief executive, Paul Rees, has won the Louis Armstrong CEO Leadership award in the 2020 Memcom Awards for his exceptional work in leading the organisation over the past year.

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17sep by RCPsych Press Office
Addiction services not equipped to treat the 8 million people drinking at high risk during pandemic, warns Royal College
Addiction services not equipped to treat the 8 million people drinking at high risk during pandemic, warns Royal College

Addiction services in England must receive a multi-million-pound funding boost in the upcoming spending review, says the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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14sep by RCPsych Press Office
RCPsych responds to news of UK recession
RCPsych responds to news of UK recession

Dr Adrian James, RCPsych President, comments on the relationship between economic recession and mental health.

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12aug by RCPsych Press Office
Statement on availability of lithium carbonate ('Priadel')
Statement on availability of lithium carbonate ('Priadel')

The College has issued a statement on the future availability of the Priadel brand of lithium in the UK.

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03aug by RCPsych Policy Team
RCPsych responds to the NHS People Plan for 2020/21
RCPsych responds to the NHS People Plan for 2020/21

Dr Kate Lovett, Dean of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, responds to the NHS People Plan for 2020/21.

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30jul by RCPsych Press Office
COVID-19 exposed deadly danger of dilapidated mental health wards
COVID-19 exposed deadly danger of dilapidated mental health wards

Covid-19 exposed the danger of years of under-investment in unsafe and not fit-for-purpose mental health buildings as “a disaster waiting to happen” says the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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22jul by RCPsych Press Office
Two thirds of patients can't get life-saving ECT treatment for mental illness during the pandemic
Two thirds of patients can't get life-saving ECT treatment for mental illness during the pandemic

New research from the Royal College of Psychiatrists shows that two thirds of people (66%) who would be having electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) can’t access the life-saving treatment because of COVID-19.

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15jul by RCPsych Press Office
RCPsych warns of “triple whammy” of blows to mental health for people of BAME background
RCPsych warns of “triple whammy” of blows to mental health for people of BAME background

The new President of RCPPsych has warned that people from a BAME background face a “triple whammy” of blows to their mental health. As he takes up office, Dr James appoints two presidential leads to develop a race equality action plan.

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30jun by RCPsych Press Office
First UK study of COVID-19 neurological and psychiatric complications warns of mental health problems in younger patients
First UK study of COVID-19 neurological and psychiatric complications warns of mental health problems in younger patients

A study of 153 patients treated in UK hospitals during the acute phase of the COVID-19 pandemic describes a range of neurological and psychiatric complications that may be linked to the virus.

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26jun by RCPsych Press Office
Our 2019 annual report and financial statements are now available
Our 2019 annual report and financial statements are now available

This week the College published its annual report for 2019.

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24jun by RCPsych Digital Team
RCPsych responds to PM’s announcement of a new commission on racial inequality
RCPsych responds to PM’s announcement of a new commission on racial inequality

Today, the College responded to the Prime Minister’s announcement of a new cross-government team to look into racial inequality with a letter published in the Times.

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17jun by RCPsych Press Office
RCPsych publishes results of 2020 gender pay review
RCPsych publishes results of 2020 gender pay review

The RCPsych today (8 June) published the results of our 2020 gender pay audit, which we were determined to carry out despite the pandemic.

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08jun by RCPsych Digital Team
Statement from RCPsych on racism and the death of George Floyd
Statement from RCPsych on racism and the death of George Floyd

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has reaffirmed its total opposition to all forms of racism everywhere in the world, in light of the tragic death of George Floyd in the US last week.

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02jun by RCPsych Digital Team
Psychiatrists reflect on kindness during Mental Health Awareness Week
Psychiatrists reflect on kindness during Mental Health Awareness Week

Kindness is the theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week.

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19may by RCPsych Press Office
Psychiatrists see alarming rise in patients needing urgent and emergency care and forecast a 'tsunami' of mental illness
Psychiatrists see alarming rise in patients needing urgent and emergency care and forecast a 'tsunami' of mental illness

Mental health services are dealing with a rise in urgent and emergency cases but also preparing for a ‘tsunami’ of mental illness still to come, according to the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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15may by RCPsych Press Office
Dr Trudi Seneviratne elected as next Registrar
Dr Trudi Seneviratne elected as next Registrar

Dr Gertrude (Trudi) Seneviratne OBE has been elected the next Registrar of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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20apr by RCPsych Digital Team
COVID-19 and the MRCPsych examination
COVID-19 and the MRCPsych examination

We are sad to announce that we have had to take the difficult decision to cancel the Paper A diet of the MRCPsych examination that was due to take place on 16 June 2020.

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03apr by RCPsych Examinations Team
College releases statement about the important role of psychiatrists during the COVID-19 pandemic
College releases statement about the important role of psychiatrists during the COVID-19 pandemic

We have released a statement clarifying the important role that psychiatrists continue to have during the COVID-19 pandemic in delivering care for their patients.

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03apr by RCPsych Policy Team
Psychiatrists urged to use video and audio assessments to help limit spread of COVID-19
Psychiatrists urged to use video and audio assessments to help limit spread of COVID-19

Hundreds of thousands of mental health assessments and appointments should be carried out remotely, as the Royal College of Psychiatrists continues to ramp up its efforts to protect members, patients and NHS staff from the coronavirus outbreak.

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25mar by RCPsych Press Office
Clinical Exellence Awards suspended
Clinical Exellence Awards suspended

ACCEA have announced that they have suspended the Clinical Excellence Awards 2020 due to the impact of COVID-19.

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24mar by RCPsych Digital Team
Update on MRCPsych Exams – A message from the President
Update on MRCPsych Exams – A message from the President

The paper B exam has been cancelled across all exam centres.

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17mar by RCPsych Exams Team
Gatherings of more than 100 people cancelled by the Royal College of Psychiatrists
Gatherings of more than 100 people cancelled by the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Gatherings of more than 100 people have been cancelled or postponed by the Royal College of Psychiatrists as it seeks to protect its members, staff and patients receiving treatment for mental illness from the coronavirus.

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10mar by RCPsych Press Office
Statement on events, ceremonies, training and exams and the COVID 19 virus (coronavirus) outbreak
Statement on events, ceremonies, training and exams and the COVID 19 virus (coronavirus) outbreak

The College is taking steps to manage the situation and ensure those travelling from countries with travel restrictions imposed have their booking fees covered.

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28feb by RCPsych Press Office
Mental health rehabilitation must be transformed so most vulnerable are no longer invisible in the system
Mental health rehabilitation must be transformed so most vulnerable are no longer invisible in the system

Patients with the most severe and enduring mental health problems are effectively “invisible” in the health care system, reveals a new report from RCPsych and Rethink Mental Illness.

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26feb by RCPsych Press Office
Addiction psychiatry could be wiped out in a decade without urgent government funding
Addiction psychiatry could be wiped out in a decade without urgent government funding

Addiction psychiatry could be wiped out in the next 10 years unless urgent measures are taken to tackle the dwindling numbers of doctors training in addictions, according to a landmark report published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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17feb by RCPsych Press Office
Force social media companies to hand over their data for research into the harms and benefits of social media use, says new report
Force social media companies to hand over their data for research into the harms and benefits of social media use, says new report

Social media companies should be compelled to hand over their data to universities for independent research into the risks and benefits of social media use, says a new report published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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16jan by RCPsych Press Office
RCPsych responds to the GMC's first ever survey of SAS and LE doctors
RCPsych responds to the GMC's first ever survey of SAS and LE doctors

The GMC has published the initial results of its first ever survey of SAS and LE doctors.

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13jan by RCPsych Press Team
Dr Adrian James elected next President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
Dr Adrian James elected next President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Dr Adrian James has seen off strong competition from two of the country’s leading psychiatrists to be elected the next President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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08jan by RCPsych Press
Top psychiatrist and founder of the College Centre for Quality Improvement awarded CBE in New Year Honours
Top psychiatrist and founder of the College Centre for Quality Improvement awarded CBE in New Year Honours

Dr Paul Lelliott, founder and former Director of CCQI, has been awarded a CBE in the New Year Honours.

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27dec by RCPsych Press Office
College seeks to ensure mental health is heard as services integrate
College seeks to ensure mental health is heard as services integrate

Today the College publishes recommendations for local and national health and care leaders to support the prioritisation of mental health as local areas develop into ‘Integrated Care Systems’ (ICSs).

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28nov by RCPsych Policy Team
RCPsych appoints new patient and carer representatives to Council
RCPsych appoints new patient and carer representatives to Council

New patient and carer representatives have been appointed by the Royal College of Psychiatrists to sit on its governing Council.

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26nov by RCPsych Press Office
Royal College of Psychiatrists' election manifesto 2019
Royal College of Psychiatrists sets out bold vision to improve the country’s mental health

With a General Election coming up the RCPsych has published a manifesto calling on the next Government to take action to improve the nation’s mental health.

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19nov by RCPsych Public Affairs team
Royal College of Psychiatrists wins Charity of the Year at the 2019 European Diversity Awards
Royal College of Psychiatrists wins Charity of the Year at the 2019 European Diversity Awards

The College beat strong competition to win the award, sponsored by Societe Generale, recognising outstanding work in the field of equality, diversity and inclusion.

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15nov by RCPsych Digital team
RCPsych responds to independent report into the wellbeing of doctors
RCPsych responds to independent report into the wellbeing of doctors

The General Medical Council (GMC) has published independent findings from a UK-wide review into the wellbeing of doctors and medical students.

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14nov by RCPsych Press Office
Professor Roy McClelland receives his award
Professor Roy McClelland receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Professor Roy McClelland OBE was awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the Royal College of Psychiatrists during our annual awards ceremony, held on Friday.

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08nov by RCPsych Press team
College’s National Clinical Audit of Anxiety and Depression (NCAAD) wins award for patient involvement
College’s National Clinical Audit of Anxiety and Depression (NCAAD) wins award for patient involvement

A national clinical audit managed by the College has won a national award that recognises outstanding patient and public involvement.

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28oct by NCAAD team
RCPsych responds to the CQC's State of Care report
RCPsych responds to the CQC's State of Care report

Professor Wendy Burn has responded to the CQC's annual assessment of the state of health and social care in England.

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15oct by RCPsych Press Office
New resources on OCD and memory problems for World Mental Health Day
New resources on OCD and memory problems for World Mental Health Day

To mark World Mental Health Day, we’re releasing two updated resources, designed to give those living with OCD or memory problems a better understanding of their illness.

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10oct by Digital team
RCPsych responds to Secretary of State for Justice’s speech at Conservative Party Conference 2019
RCPsych responds to Secretary of State for Justice’s speech at Conservative Party Conference 2019

Professor Pamela Taylor says "We would urge this government not to row back on a visionary and progressive agenda."

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02oct by Professor Pamela Taylor
Double the number of medical school places to stop mental health services imploding
Double the number of medical school places to stop mental health services imploding

THE number of medical school places in England must be doubled to stop NHS mental health services imploding in the future, says the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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27sep by RCPsych Press Office
College welcomes important new antidepressants trial
College welcomes important new antidepressants trial

The President of the College, Professor Wendy Burn, has commented on an "interesting and important" new trial of sertraline.

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19sep by RCPsych Press Office
Better teacher training needed to tackle the increasing numbers of children with mental illness, say RCPsych
Better teacher training needed to tackle the increasing numbers of children with mental illness, say RCPsych

RCPsych call for better teacher training to tackle mental illness in young people

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05sep by RCPsych Press Office
Children exposed to severe stress during pregnancy ten times more likely to develop personality disorder
Children exposed to severe stress during pregnancy ten times more likely to develop personality disorder

Study highlights why expanding professional support for pregnant women is so vital

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05sep by RCPsych Press Office
Record number of drug-related deaths a 'wake-up call' to Government, says RCPsych
Record number of drug-related deaths a 'wake-up call' to Government, says RCPsych

RCPsych calls for action in wake of record number of drug deaths

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15aug by RCPsych Press Office
Northern Ireland receives funding boost for Perinatal training
Northern Ireland receives funding boost for Perinatal training

Mother and baby services in Northern Ireland are to receive a welcome boost thanks to a commitment to train more professionals in perinatal mental health care.

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07aug by RCPsych Press Office
Perinatal report welcomed by RCPsych in Northern Ireland
Perinatal report welcomed by RCPsych in Northern Ireland

The chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Perinatal Faculty in Northern Ireland has endorsed the findings of new research.

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26jul by RCPsych Press Office
Psychiatry should be at forefront of medical training, Health Education England says
Psychiatry should be at forefront of medical training, Health Education England says

RCPsych Dean Dr Kate Lovett welcomes HEE emphasis on psychiatry in medical training.

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19jul by RCPsych Press Office
College backs urgent call for new alcohol strategy
College backs urgent call for new alcohol strategy

The Government must urgently produce an updated and ambitious national alcohol strategy to tackle the escalating risk to public health, according to a letter signed by the College and other leading health organisations.

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18jul by RCPsych Press Office
Number of junior doctors choosing psychiatry at all time high
Number of junior doctors choosing psychiatry at all time high

The number of junior doctors choosing to train in psychiatry is at an all-time high, according to the latest statistics.

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11jul by RCPsych Press Office
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Honorary Fellowships and President's medals awarded during Congress

President medal winners and Honorary Fellows were presented with their awards at a glittering presentation ceremony during RCPsych's International Congress.

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03jul by RCPsych Digital team
President commends 'magnificent seven' for improving lives of mentally ill
President commends 'magnificent seven' for improving lives of mentally ill

A journalist, neuroscientist and psychologist are among the seven people awarded a President’s Medal for improving the lives of people with mental illness, at a ceremony during the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ annual International Congress.

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03jul by RCPsych Press Office
War veterans being failed by PTSD treatment, new research has found
War veterans being failed by PTSD treatment, new research has found

War veterans with severe post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) exhibit a range of physical symptoms that current treatments do not address, new research has found.

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28jun by RCPsych Press Office
Smartphone befriending scheme can improve the lives of people living with psychosis, new pilot study has found
Smartphone befriending scheme can improve the lives of people living with psychosis, new pilot study has found

Regularly texting or calling a volunteer ‘befriender’ can improve considerably the lives of people experiencing psychosis, a new study has found.

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28jun by RCPsych Press Office
RCPsych launches new site to help you track progress in mental health care
RCPsych launches new site to help you track progress in mental health care

Our new site will keep you in touch with how well the mental health system in England is performing.

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14jun by RCPsych Digital team
Living in greener areas reduces chance of depression in over 65s
Living in greener areas reduces chance of depression in over 65s

The likelihood of being depressed is significantly reduced for over-65s living in areas with more green spaces and vegetation, research has found.

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11jun by RCPsych Press Office
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New Fellows' Ceremony

We recently held our latest New Fellows’ Ceremony – which honours the amazing contributions of our senior members, from around the world, to the field of psychiatry.

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07jun by RCPsych Press Office
Top psychiatrists awarded in Queen's birthday honours
Top psychiatrists awarded in Queen's birthday honours

Today, Her Majesty the Queen announced the 2019 Birthday Honours list and we are delighted that two members of the Royal College of Psychiatrists are included. Professor Tamsin Ford CBE for services to psychiatry and Dr Shubulade Smith CBE for services to forensic intensive care.

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07jun by RCPsych Press Office
RCPsych releases Annual Report 2018
RCPsych releases Annual Report 2018

The report includes a review of the RCPsych’s performance as a medical Royal College, and charity, in 2018, and a full breakdown of our annual accounts.

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07jun by RCPsych Press Office
RCPsych calls on NICE to update its antidepressant withdrawal advice
RCPsych calls on NICE to update its antidepressant withdrawal advice

Official guidance on coming off antidepressants needs to reflect the full range of patients’ experiences, the Royal College of Psychiatrists says today. Existing advice from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) – which provides national guidance to improve health and social care in England – suggests most people should be able to come off antidepressants over four weeks.

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29may by RCPsych Press Office
Early interventions needed to save lives of young adults with eating disorders
Early interventions needed to save lives of young adults with eating disorders

Investment in adult eating disorder services has failed to keep up with spending on care for children with conditions like anorexia and bulimia, creating an “unacceptable health inequality”, a report by the Royal College of Psychiatrists says today.

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20may by RCPsych Press Office
Probation service to be re-nationalised
Probation service to be re-nationalised

RCPsych responds to government announcement that all offender management is to be brought under the National Probation Service by spring 2021

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16may
New tools to tackle inequalities in mental health care by involving patients in service design
New tools to tackle inequalities in mental health care by involving patients in service design

Involving patients in developing mental health services is key to tackling inequality, NCCMH reports says

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09may
Drug companies must provide more vegan-friendly treatments for eating disorder patients, charities and union say
Drug companies must provide more vegan-friendly treatments for eating disorder patients, charities and union say

Eating disorder services are struggling to respect the dietary requirements of vegan patients who need to be fed through a tube because of a lack of available products, three leading health organisations have warned.

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20mar by RCPsych Press Office
Our response to the NHS Staff & Learners' Mental Wellbeing Commission Report
Our response to the NHS Staff & Learners' Mental Wellbeing Commission Report

Professor Wendy Burn, who took part in the commission into NHS staff wellbeing comments on the publication of the report.

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20feb by RCPsych Press Office
Our response to the NHS Long Term Plan
Our response to the NHS Long Term Plan

RCPsych President, Professor Wendy Burn, welcomes the government's long-term focus on mental health.

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07jan by RCPsych Press Office
Top psychiatrists awarded New Year’s Honours
Top psychiatrists awarded New Year’s Honours

We are delighted to announce that three of our leading psychiatrists, Dr Sridevi Kalidindi CBE, Dr Gertrude Seneviratne OBE, and Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones OBE, have been given New Year's honours from the Queen.

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28dec by RCPsych Press Office
RCPsych responds to the Mental Health Act Review
RCPsych responds to the Mental Health Act Review

RCPsych responds to the Mental Health Act Review.

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06dec by RCPsych Press Office
Mental Health Policy Group & Partner Organisations: Principles for mental health in the Long-Term NHS Plan
Mental Health Policy Group & Partner Organisations: Principles for mental health in the Long-Term NHS Plan

Consensus statement from the Mental Health Policy Group and partner organisations

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05dec by RCPsych Press Office
Landmark learning-from-deaths guidance launched
Landmark learning-from-deaths guidance launched

We launch the first-ever national guidance for NHS mental health trusts to ensure ways of improving services are learned from patients’ deaths.

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26nov by RCPsych Press Office
Our response to Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch report
Our response to Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch report

We respond to the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch's report on mental health in emergency departments.

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23nov by RCPsych Press Office
Our response to the prevalence survey on the Mental Health of Children and Young People in England
Our response to the prevalence survey on the Mental Health of Children and Young People in England

We respond to the latest survey of the mental health of children and young people in England.

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22nov by RCPsych Press Office
RCPsych responds to DHSC's announcement of a new plan for prevention in healthcare
RCPsych responds to DHSC's announcement of a new plan for prevention in healthcare

Dr Peter Byrne, RCPsych Lead for public mental health responds to a new plan on prevention in health care.

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05nov by RCPsych Press Office
Our response to the publication of PHE's analysis on the prevalence of physical health conditions in patients with SMI
Our response to the publication of PHE's analysis on the prevalence of physical health conditions in patients with SMI

Dr Peter Byrne responds to PHE's analysis on the prevalence of physical health conditions in patients with SMI.

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27sep by RCPsych Press Office
  • Statement on abuse at Cygnet Health Care Yew Trees hospital
    Statement on abuse at Cygnet Health Care Yew Trees hospital

    Our response to the recent news of patient abuse at Cygnet Health Care Yew Trees hospital in Essex.

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    28sep by RCPsych Press Office
  • The Royal College of Psychiatrists updates information on stopping antidepressants
    The Royal College of Psychiatrists updates information on stopping antidepressants

    The Royal College of Psychiatrists has launched a new patient online resource for people who are ready to come off their antidepressant medication.

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    23sep by RCPsych Press Office
  • Statement by President Adrian James on the announcement that Mr Paul Rees has won the Louis Armstrong CEO Leadership Award
    Statement by President Adrian James on the announcement that Mr Paul Rees has won the Louis Armstrong CEO Leadership Award

    I am delighted to announce that our chief executive, Paul Rees, has won the Louis Armstrong CEO Leadership award in the 2020 Memcom Awards for his exceptional work in leading the organisation over the past year.

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    17sep by RCPsych Press Office
  • Follow our Race Equality Roundtables
    Follow our Race Equality Roundtables

    Register to follow our first Race Equality Roundtable taking place on Friday at 3pm.

    More information Online news
    16sep by RCPsych Digital Team
  • Addiction services not equipped to treat the 8 million people drinking at high risk during pandemic, warns Royal College
    Addiction services not equipped to treat the 8 million people drinking at high risk during pandemic, warns Royal College

    Addiction services in England must receive a multi-million-pound funding boost in the upcoming spending review, says the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

    More information Press release
    14sep by RCPsych Press Office
  • National Clinical Audit of Psychosis 2019/20 national reports for England and Wales published
    National Clinical Audit of Psychosis 2019/20 national reports for England and Wales published
    More information Online news
    10sep by RCPsych Digital Team
  • Join our call to the Chancellor to #BuildBetterMentalHealth
    Join our call to the Chancellor to #BuildBetterMentalHealth

    We are calling on the Government to fund better facilities for mental health – and you can help.

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    09sep by RCPsych Digital Team
  • College calls for the suspension of fines for children who can't attend school
    College calls for the suspension of fines for children who can't attend school

    Over 250 child and adolescent psychiatrists have signed a letter to the Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson, calling for suspension of fines for children who don’t attend school.

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    25aug by RCPsych Press Office
  • Thank you, SAS doctors
    Thank you, SAS doctors

    The College has issued an open letter thanking Specialty and Associate Specialist doctors for their extraordinary work during the pandemic.

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    13aug by RCPsych Digital Team
  • RCPsych in NI welcomes review on Muckamore Abbey Hospital
    RCPsych in NI welcomes review on Muckamore Abbey Hospital

    The RCPsych in NI’s Faculty of Learning Disabilities has welcomed an independent review on the leadership and governance at Muckamore Abbey Hospital.

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    13aug by RCPsych Press Office