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Our 2019 annual report and financial statements are now available

Jun 24, 2020, 15:24 PM by RCPsych Digital Team
This week the College published its annual report for 2019.
This week we published our annual report for 2019.

The report includes a review of the RCPsych’s performance as a Royal College, and charity, in 2019, and a full break down of our annual accounts. It also  shows the full breadth of what we did and achieved as a College, and how we spent our members’ and funders’ money.

The report highlights a number of achievements  throughout 2019, including: 

  • we were named Charity of the Year in the European Diversity Awards
  • we ended the year with a record-breaking 18,700 members, including 2,914 Fellows
  • we had the highest ever media coverage with 8,450 media hits and an aggregate audience of 147.4m people across the UK
  • we had the highest social media following of any medical Royal College, with 85,400 followers on Twitter
  • we had the highest ever number of delegates at our International Congress, with 3,456 people attending
  • we had the highest ever number of people to attend events at the College headquarters, with 39,154 delegates
  • we became one of only three medical Royal Colleges to be awarded the Cyber Essentials certification, meaning we have safeguards in place to prevent 80% of commonly known types of cyberattack
  • we held our first ever conference for Chief Executives and Medical Directors of Mental Health Trusts – with Chief Executive of the NHS in England, Sir Simon Stevens, making an address
  • we had almost 1,600 mental health services in our membership of our College Centre for Quality Improvement accreditation networks
  • we helped reduce restrictive practice in 38 wards by more than 15%, through a Quality Improvement collaborative led by the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health.
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