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Government should reconsider foreign aid cuts as they will have a knock-on effect on mental health in low-income countries
Government should reconsider foreign aid cuts as they will have a knock-on effect on mental health in low-income countries

Dr Adrian James, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists urges Government to reconsider foreign aid cuts.

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21Jun by RCPsych Press Office
Thousands of people with a mental disorder sent to prison when they need treatment
Thousands of people with a mental disorder sent to prison when they need treatment

Thousands of people with a mental health disorder are in prison because no safer alternatives were available when a court had to pass sentence, according to a new report by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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07Jun by RCPsych Press Office
New dementia report says more support needed
New dementia report says more support needed

RCPsych calls for urgent action so that Old Age Psychiatry services can respond quickly to the introduction of a new dementia treatment.

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26May by RCPsych Digital Team
College shortlisted for international award after online exams success
College shortlisted for international award after online exams success

The transformational impact of the cross-College exams digitisation project has been globally recognised, with the College being shortlisted to win an international e-Assessment Award.

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04May by RCPsych Digital Team
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