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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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Record number of drug-related deaths a 'wake-up call' to Government, says RCPsych
Record number of drug-related deaths a 'wake-up call' to Government, says RCPsych

RCPsych calls for action in wake of record number of drug deaths

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15Aug by RCPsych Press Office
Target to treat extra 70,000 children with mental health problems met two years early, NHS England say
Target to treat extra 70,000 children with mental health problems met two years early, NHS England say

RCPsych welcomes hitting of target to treat extra 70,000 children and young people with mental health problems a year

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09Aug by Nick Hodgson
Northern Ireland receives funding boost for Perinatal training
Northern Ireland receives funding boost for Perinatal training

Mother and baby services in Northern Ireland are to receive a welcome boost thanks to a commitment to train more professionals in perinatal mental health care.

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07Aug by RCPsych Press Office
Perinatal report welcomed by RCPsych in Northern Ireland
Perinatal report welcomed by RCPsych in Northern Ireland

The chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Perinatal Faculty in Northern Ireland has endorsed the findings of new research.

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26Jul by RCPsych Press Office
Blueprint for transforming mental health care warmly welcomed by RCPsych
Blueprint for transforming mental health care warmly welcomed by RCPsych

NHS Mental Health Implementation Framework warmly welcomed by RCPsych

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25Jul by Nick Hodgson
Psychiatry should be at forefront of medical training, Health Education England says
Psychiatry should be at forefront of medical training, Health Education England says

RCPsych Dean Dr Kate Lovett welcomes HEE emphasis on psychiatry in medical training.

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19Jul by RCPsych Press Office
College backs urgent call for new alcohol strategy
College backs urgent call for new alcohol strategy

The Government must urgently produce an updated and ambitious national alcohol strategy to tackle the escalating risk to public health, according to a letter signed by the College and other leading health organisations.

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18Jul by RCPsych Press Office
Number of junior doctors choosing psychiatry at all time high
Number of junior doctors choosing psychiatry at all time high

The number of junior doctors choosing to train in psychiatry is at an all-time high, according to the latest statistics.

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11Jul by RCPsych Press Office
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