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feb 22 newsletter - congress
New strategy on self-harm backed by the Liaison Faculty in Scotland

A new strategy which focuses on supporting people who self-harm has been backed by the Liaison Faculty in Scotland.

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29nov by RCPsych in Scotland
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College comments on alcohol campaigners call for bespoke service for repeat admissions

Alcohol campaigners have called for a dedicated service to aid the recovery of people frequently admitted to hospital due to addiction.

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27jul by RCPsych in Scotland
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College responds to latest A&E drugs statistics

The number of people attending Scotland’s emergency departments because of drugs over a three-month period increased by 13% compared to the same time last year, new figures have shown.

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26jul by RCPsych in Scotland
  • Psychiatrist ‘workforce crisis’ as mental health services strained, MSPs warn
    Psychiatrist ‘workforce crisis’ as mental health services strained, MSPs warn

    There is a 'workforce crisis' among NHS psychiatrists as mental health services come under strain, MSPs have warned.

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    28feb by RCPsych in Scotland
  • Dr Jane Morris, Chair of RCPsych in Scotland and Maree Todd MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Mental Health
    Bringing together older and younger people is successful as it enlivens us all – writes Dr Jane Morris

    Dr Jane Morris, chair of RCPsych in Scotland has spoken about the fact she’s tried to retire three times from psychiatry but how she keeps finding herself back in the profession.

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    28feb by RCPsych in Scotland
  • Design your own RCPsych Scotland tartan and leave a mark on our history
    Design your own RCPsych Scotland tartan and leave a mark on our history

    A unique competition has been launched for Scottish members to design their own tartan – to mark the 30th anniversary of RCPsych in Scotland.

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    21feb by RCPsych in Scotland
  • Scotland First Minister residence
    Quarter of senior NHS mental health roles in Scotland vacant or filled by locums

    Around a quarter of senior mental health roles in NHS boards are either vacant or filled by locum staff.

    More information Scotland news, Press release
    08jan by RCPsych in Scotland
  • Huge concern over surge in mental health calls to NHS 24
    Huge concern over surge in mental health calls to NHS 24

    Calls to NHS 24 about psychosis symptoms have increased by 100% in two years, new research has found.

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    05jan by RCPsych in Scotland
  • Scottish member recognised in the 2024 New Year Honours
    Scottish member recognised in the 2024 New Year Honours

    Today, His Majesty the King announced the 2024 New Year Honours list and we are delighted that one of our members in Scotland has been recognised for their contributions to psychiatry and mental health.

    More information Scotland news
    29dec by Laura Varney
  • Holyrood - Scottish parliament
    Senior Scottish psychiatrists in ‘disbelief’ at mental health care funding settlement

    Senior psychiatrists are in “disbelief” as direct funding for mental health services was slashed again in the Scottish budget.

    More information Press release, Scotland news
    20dec by Laura Varney
  • feb 22 newsletter - congress
    New strategy on self-harm backed by the Liaison Faculty in Scotland

    A new strategy which focuses on supporting people who self-harm has been backed by the Liaison Faculty in Scotland.

    More information Scotland news
    29nov by RCPsych in Scotland
  • ‘Pre-death grief’ training urged for carers of dementia patients in Scotland
    ‘Pre-death grief’ training urged for carers of dementia patients in Scotland

    Healthcare workers should be trained in “pre-death grief” while supporting families of dementia patients, according to new guidance published this week.

    More information Scotland news, Press release
    16nov by RCPsych in Scotland
  • Holyrood - Scottish parliament
    Cautious welcome to ministerial statement on mental health in the Scottish Parliament

    RCPsych in Scotland has cautiously welcomed a Ministerial Statement on a Vision for Scotland’s Mental Health announced in the Scottish Parliament, today.

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    07nov by RCPsych in Scotland