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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Press releases 2015

18 December 2015 College responds to Southern Health Foundation Trust Report
11 December 2015 King’s Lynn psychiatrist scoops art prize
03 December 2015 UN Abolition of Slavery
03 December 2015 Scientists discover link between loss of grey matter and negative schizophrenia symptoms
25 November 2015 In response to today’s spending review announcement, the Royal College of Psychiatrists has the following comment:
19 November 2015 JUNIOR DOCTORS - The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges’ position
19 November 2015 MPs urged to help stem the tide of male suicides
12 November 2015 College responds to King's Fund report
10 November 2015 Winners of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Awards 2015 announced
04 November 2015 College response to Junior Doctors’ Contract announcement
30 October 2015 Building the right support: A national implementation plan to develop community services and close inpatient facilities - Royal College of Psychiatrists response
27 October 2015 Mental Health Leaders commit to sustainable future for mental health
22 October 2015 College welcomes assurance that Government plans to prioritise children’s mental health
15 October 2015 College Response to Care Quality Commission's State of Care Report
14 October 2015 New Bill will improve mental health services for new mums
08 October 2015 Junior Doctor’s Contract: Royal College of Psychiatrists’ response to letter from Department of Health to BMA
08 October 2015 Royal College of Psychiatrists calls on NHS Trusts across England to stop discriminating against older people
30 September 2015 Junior doctors’ contract: Update
25 September 2015 Junior doctor's contract: New message from the President
25 September 2015 RCPsych and other Royal College leaders express concern on junior doctor contract negotiations
22 September 2015 The Royal College of Psychiatrists response to UK Government's intention to impose a new contract upon junior doctors
21 September 2015 Psychiatric Trainees' Committee response to the UK Government's intention to impose a new contract upon junior doctors
15 September 2015 Response: Prescription pills kill
03 September 2015 Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland welcomes Advocate General of the European Court of Justice Opinion on Minimum Unit Price for Alcohol
03 September 2015 Drive to Improve Health in NHS Workplace
18 August 2015 Scientists discover link between childhood IQ and bipolar disorder
03 August 2015 New programme to improve young people’s mental health, and improvements to community-based eating disorder services
15 July 2015 Independent commission report highlights reasons for bed shortages
08 July 2015 RCPsych responds to the Chancellor's budget announcement
29 June 2015 Is violence linked to mental Illness?
26 June 2015 Scientists continue to elucidate underlying cause of schizophrenia
26 June 2015 Am I hearing things?
26 June 2015 What are we going to do about dementia?
24 June 2015 Royal College of Psychiatrists welcomes new NICE personality disorders quality standard
12 June 2015 Galaxy of talented speakers at International Congress
09 June 2015 The Royal College of Psychiatrists in Wales welcomes the Public Health (Wales) Bill
04 June 2015 Depression during pregnancy could increase risk of offspring depression in adult-hood
02 June 2015 The positive role of social media in reducing stigma related to mental health
28 May 2015 National organisations call on new government to make mental health a priority in emergency budget
27 May 2015 Queen’s Speech 2015: Royal College of Psychiatrists response
21 May 2015 It's time to support older people in giving up smoking
08 May 2015 Link between mortality and psychoses: can paranoia lead to death?
29 April 2015 Docbate 2015 launches
29 April 2015 Older people & substance abuse
21 April 2015 Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland supports measures to improve access to welfare benefits for people with mental health problems
07 April 2015 Stories of Melancholy and Raving Madness
31 March 2015 More supported housing needed for people with mental health problems says Royal College of Psychiatrists
30 March 2015 New guidance published to help give mental health patients a voice in 2015 General Election
26 March 2015 Academics call for sustainable mental healthcare
25 March 2015 Royal College of Psychiatrists statement: New Government five year plan for mental health
19 March 2015 BJPsych Press release: Brain training to help autistic spectrum patients understand facial expressions
17 March 2015 Royal College of Psychiatrists statement. The Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Taskforce Recommendations. Future in mind: Promoting, protecting and improving our children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing
13 March 2015 Work and Wellbeing in the NHS RCPsych statement
09 March 2015 Lack of access to acute mental health beds and stretched community services, put children and young people at risk to themselves and others, Royal College of Psychiatrists’ survey finds
06 March 2015 Royal College of Psychiatrist’s response to the Government’s proposals on improving support for people with learning disabilities
04 March 2015 'Institutional bias' against mental health in NHS must end say cross-party group of MPs and Peers
19 February 2015 RCPsych Statement: response to ONS suicide figures
19 February 2015 People with severe mental illness at greatly increased risk of being victims of crime
18 February 2015 RCPsych response to statement from the UK Shape of Training Steering Group
12 February 2015 Statement Royal College of Psychiatrists: Alcohol consumption and mortality study
06 February 2015 £400k 'club drugs' project gets go ahead
06 February 2015 Statement from Royal College of Psychiatrists on Home Affairs Select Committee Report – Policing and Mental Health
05 February 2015 Can anxiety disorders accelerate the ageing process?
04 February 2015 Independent Commission launched to review the provision of inpatient psychiatric care for adults - call for evidence
29 January 2015 Royal College of Psychiatrists produces new guidelines on when children and young people should be seen by a psychiatrist
28 January 2015 RCPsych Statement- Labour's 10 Year Plan for Health and Social Care
23 January 2015 RCPsych’s statement on the Medical Innovation Bill – Third Reading in the House of Lords
19 January 2015 RCPsych statement- Deputy Prime Minister's call for 'zero suicide' strategy across the NHS
15 January 2015 Pan London conference brings together key health professionals in a bid to tackle “gross inequality” of perinatal mental health services in the capital
14 January 2015 £50m cuts to Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services: CAMHS services hit by “double whammy


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