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We work to secure the best outcomes for people with mental illness, learning difficulties and developmental disorders by promoting excellent mental health services, training outstanding psychiatrists, promoting quality and research, setting standards and being the voice of psychiatry.

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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
Online learning hub launched to support psychiatrists and mental health clinicians during the COVID-19 pandemic
Online learning hub launched to support psychiatrists and mental health clinicians during the COVID-19 pandemic

RCPsych launches eLearning hub to support clinicians during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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03Apr by RCPsych Press Team
A Message from HRH The Prince of Wales to the Royal College of Psychiatrists
A Message from HRH The Prince of Wales to the Royal College of Psychiatrists

The College has received a letter of support from its Patron, HRH The Prince of Wales, expressing his sympathy during this "unprecedented period of difficulty, disruption and intense anxiety".

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30Mar by RCPsych Comms
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
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