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Dame Fiona Caldicott: A message from the President
Dame Fiona Caldicott: A message from the President

RCPsych President Dr Adrian James expressed his immense sadness today at the death of Dame Fiona Caldicott, the first woman President of the College.

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15Feb by RCPsych Digital Team
1 in 3 Covid patients put on a ventilator experience extensive symptoms of PTSD
1 in 3 Covid patients put on a ventilator experience extensive symptoms of PTSD

1 in 3 (35%) Covid-19 patients put on a ventilator experience extensive symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to new research published in BJPsych Open.

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09Feb by RCPsych Press Office
Lack of beds leaves patients with serious mental illness without treatment during the pandemic
Lack of beds leaves patients with serious mental illness without treatment during the pandemic

Mental health hospitals in England are operating at capacity, a recent survey from the Royal College of Psychiatrists has found.

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29Jan by RCPsych Press Office
Six in ten Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic psychiatrists have experienced racism at work
Six in ten Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic psychiatrists have experienced racism at work

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is calling for urgent action to tackle racism in mental healthcare.

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21Jan by RCPsych Press Office
The Royal College of Psychiatrists publishes a new Equality Action Plan
The Royal College of Psychiatrists publishes a new Equality Action Plan

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is today launching a new Equality Action Plan, which sets out the plan to promote equality and equitable outcomes for College members, staff, mental health staff, and patients and carers.

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14Jan by RCPsych Digital team
Dean and Treasurer election results announced
Dean and Treasurer election results announced

We are pleased to announce that Professor Subodh Dave and Professor John Crichton have been elected as the next Dean and Treasurer of the College.

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13Jan by RCPsych Digital team
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