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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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Our response the the NHS Long Term Plan
Our response the 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
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