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Hospital admissions for eating disorders increased by 84% in the last five years
Hospital admissions for eating disorders increased by 84% in the last five years

The Royal College of Psychiatrists launches new Medical Emergencies in Eating Disorders guidance for frontline staff so that people with eating disorders needing urgent care can be identified and treated earlier.

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18may by RCPsych Press Office
Royal College of Psychiatrists responds to the Queen's speech
Royal College of Psychiatrists responds to the Queen's speech

The Royal College of Psychiatrists respond to legislation drafted to address the nation’s mental health, mentioned today in the Queen’s speech.

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11may by RCPsych Press Office
Royal College of Psychiatrists launches new resource to support the mental health of asylum seekers and refugees
Royal College of Psychiatrists launches new resource to support the mental health of asylum seekers and refugees

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is launching information aimed at health and social care professionals in the UK supporting asylum seekers and refugees with their mental health.

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12apr by RCPsych Press Office
One in two LGBTQ	+ psychiatrists have experienced hostility at work because of their sexuality or gender identity
One in two LGBTQ + psychiatrists have experienced hostility at work because of their sexuality or gender identity

A survey commissioned by the College has revealed that almost one in two LGBTQ+ psychiatrists have experienced hostility at work because of their sexuality or gender identity,

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10apr by RCPsych Press Office
CBT helping overcome mental health problems as nearly 2 million appointments take place in 2021
CBT helping overcome mental health problems as nearly 2 million appointments take place in 2021

New data analysed by the Royal College of Psychiatrists shows a record number of annual appointments for those accessing cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) across England.

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08apr by RCPsych Press Office
New integrated treatment could transform the lives of adults with life-threatening anorexia nervosa
New integrated treatment could transform the lives of adults with life-threatening anorexia nervosa

Providing uninterrupted stepped care could transform outcomes for adults with anorexia nervosa, a new study suggests.

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23feb by RCPsych Press Office
Thousands of children falling through the cracks as pandemic and funding cuts take their toll
Thousands of children falling through the cracks as pandemic and funding cuts take their toll

Thousands of children and young people with drug and alcohol problems are falling through the cracks because of the perfect storm created by the pandemic and years of drastic funding cuts to youth addiction services, says the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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03feb by RCPsych Press Office
Joint College statement on meeting the mental health needs of children and young people in acute hospitals
Joint College statement on meeting the mental health needs of children and young people in acute hospitals

Today, the Royal College of Psychiatrists has issued a joint statement with the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health about meeting the mental health needs of children and young people in acute hospitals.

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21dec by RCPsych Press Office
Mental illness twice as common among refugees and migrants in detention, compared to those not in detention
Mental illness twice as common among refugees and migrants in detention, compared to those not in detention

Rates for depression, anxiety and PTSD in refugees and migrants in detention are around twice as high as rates for those not in detention, according to a new systematic review published in the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ BJPsych Open.

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17nov by RCPsych Press Office
RCPsych responds to the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021
RCPsych responds to the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021

Dr Adrian James, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, said: “Record numbers of people are waiting for treatment, yet mental health seems to be at the bottom of the list of government priorities in this spending review."

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27oct by RCPsych Press Office
  • Hospital admissions for eating disorders increased by 84% in the last five years
    Hospital admissions for eating disorders increased by 84% in the last five years

    The Royal College of Psychiatrists launches new Medical Emergencies in Eating Disorders guidance for frontline staff so that people with eating disorders needing urgent care can be identified and treated earlier.

    More information Press release
    18may by RCPsych Press Office
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists responds to Government delays to 'junk food' policies
    Royal College of Psychiatrists responds to Government delays to 'junk food' policies

    The Government has announced it will delay the introduction of TV and online advertising restrictions and volume promotion policies designed to address obesity.

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    17may by RCPsych Press Office
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists welcomes NCEPOD recommendations on integrating physical and mental health care
    Royal College of Psychiatrists welcomes NCEPOD recommendations on integrating physical and mental health care

    The College welcomes the publication of a new report by The National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death which provides recommendations on integrating physical and mental health care.

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    13may by RCPsych Press Office
  • CCQI celebrate two special landmarks
    CCQI celebrate two special landmarks

    RCPsych’s College Centre for Quality Improvement are celebrating two incredible landmarks – 1,000 online peer reviews of mental health services since the pandemic began, and almost 10,000 peer reviews since the first one took place 20 years ago.

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    12may by RCPsych Digital Team
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists responds to the Queen's speech
    Royal College of Psychiatrists responds to the Queen's speech

    The Royal College of Psychiatrists respond to legislation drafted to address the nation’s mental health, mentioned today in the Queen’s speech.

    More information Statement / comment
    11may by RCPsych Press Office
  • Government failing nation’s mental health with rejection of workforce amendment
    Government failing nation’s mental health with rejection of workforce amendment

    The Government’s Health and Care Bill passed the House of Lords yesterday without a vital amendment on workforce planning after it was rejected by MPs earlier this week.

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    27apr by RCPsych Press Office
  • 16,389 new and expectant mothers miss out on vital mental health support
    16,389 new and expectant mothers miss out on vital mental health support

    Thousands of new and expectant mothers with serious mental illness are missing out on vital specialist support, according to new research by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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    26apr by RCPsych Press Office
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists calls for stronger protections against online harm
    Royal College of Psychiatrists calls for stronger protections against online harm

    We're calling for the new Online Safety Bill to be strengthened to better protect children and adults from online harm.

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    19apr by RCPsych Press Office
  • RCPsych Parliamentary Scholar Programme
    RCPsych Parliamentary Scholar Programme

    If you are a trainee and interested in politics, our Parliamentary Scholar Programme could be for you.

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    19apr by RCPsych Press Office
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists welcomes Government announcement to develop new mental health and wellbeing plan
    Royal College of Psychiatrists welcomes Government announcement to develop new mental health and wellbeing plan

    The Royal College of Psychiatrists welcomes the Government’s announcement to develop a new 10-year mental health and wellbeing plan.

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    13apr by RCPsych Press Office