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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
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