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RCPsych launches new site to help you track progress in mental health care
RCPsych launches new site to help you track progress in mental health care

Our new site will keep you in touch with how well the mental health system in England is performing.

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14Jun by RCPsych Digital team
Living in greener areas reduces chance of depression in over 65s
Living in greener areas reduces chance of depression in over 65s

The likelihood of being depressed is significantly reduced for over-65s living in areas with more green spaces and vegetation, research has found.

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11Jun by RCPsych Press Office
New Fellows' Ceremony
New Fellows' Ceremony

We recently held our latest New Fellows’ Ceremony – which honours the amazing contributions of our senior members, from around the world, to the field of psychiatry.

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07Jun by RCPsych Press Office
Top psychiatrists awarded in Queen's birthday honours
Top psychiatrists awarded in Queen's birthday honours

Today, Her Majesty the Queen announced the 2019 Birthday Honours list and we are delighted that two members of the Royal College of Psychiatrists are included. Professor Tamsin Ford CBE for services to psychiatry and Dr Shubulade Smith CBE for services to forensic intensive care.

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07Jun by RCPsych Press Office
RCPsych releases Annual Report 2018
RCPsych releases Annual Report 2018

The report includes a review of the RCPsych’s performance as a medical royal college, and charity, in 2018, and a full breakdown of our annual accounts.

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07Jun by RCPsych Press Office
RCPsych calls on NICE to update its antidepressant withdrawal advice
RCPsych calls on NICE to update its antidepressant withdrawal advice

Official guidance on coming off antidepressants needs to reflect the full range of patients’ experiences, the Royal College of Psychiatrists says today. Existing advice from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) – which provides national guidance to improve health and social care in England – suggests most people should be able to come off antidepressants over four weeks.

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29May by RCPsych Press Office
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.

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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

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16May by Olivia Clark
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