Position Statements 2014

Position Statements are approved by the College’s Policy and Public Affairs Committee and are concise statements of College policy.

These statements are available to download in PDF format (free of charge).

Royal College of Psychiatrists' and Royal College of Physicians' statement on neuroleptic malignant syndrome (PS03/2014 Dec 2014)  (pdf)

NMS is a rare and serious complication of antipsychotic therapy and is best considered a medical emergency and is properly managed in an acute hospital.

Royal College of Psychiatrists' statement on sexual orientation (PS02/2014 April 2014) (pdf)

The Royal College of Psychiatrists considers that sexual orientation is determined by a combination of biological and postnatal environmental factors and there is no evidence that any kind of choice into the origins of sexual orientation.

Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Statement on Mental Health Payment Systems (PS01/2014 Jan 2014)  (pdf)

The College’s position on Mental Health Payment Systems.

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