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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.

Eating disorders , Press release
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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

Forensic, Statement / comment
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16May by Olivia Clark
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 by Nick Hodgson
RCPsych 2019 ceremony for newly elected Fellows
RCPsych 2019 ceremony for newly elected Fellows

Yesterday, 24 April, the Royal College of Psychiatrists hosted the annual ceremony for our newly elected Fellows.

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25Apr by RCPsych Press Office
Psychiatrists should consider impact of social media on all children they assess, leading medical body says for first time
Psychiatrists should consider impact of social media on all children they assess, leading medical body says for first time

Psychiatrists are being advised to consider the impact of social media on all children they assess for mental health problems.

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30Mar by RCPsych Press Office
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
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