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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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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
Our response to the Zholia Alemi investigation
Our response to the Zholia Alemi investigation

Professor Wendy Burn, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists responds to the Zholia Alemi investigation.

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19Nov by RCPsych Press Office
RCPsych responds to DHSC's announcement of a new plan for prevention in healthcare
RCPsych responds to DHSC's announcement of a new plan for prevention in healthcare

Dr Peter Byrne, RCPsych Lead for public mental health responds to a new plan on prevention in health care.

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05Nov by RCPsych Press Office
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