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The Royal College of Psychiatrists publishes a new Equality Action Plan
The Royal College of Psychiatrists publishes a new Equality Action Plan

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is today launching a new Equality Action Plan, which sets out the plan to promote equality and equitable outcomes for College members, staff, mental health staff, and patients and carers.

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14jan by RCPsych Digital team
Dean and Treasurer election results announced
Dean and Treasurer election results announced

We are pleased to announce that Professor Subodh Dave and Professor John Crichton have been elected as the next Dean and Treasurer of the College.

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13jan by RCPsych Digital team
Strategic plan 2021 to 2023
RCPsych publishes new strategic plan

Today we published our strategic plan for 2021-23, which sets out our strategic priorities and says how we will deliver these and our core objectives during the next three years.

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01jan by RCPsych Digital team
Professors Wendy Burn and Alka Ahuja
Top psychiatrists recognised for their work during the pandemic with New Year’s Honours

Today, Her Majesty the Queen announced the New Year Honours list and we are delighted that RCPsych leaders have been recognised for their contributions to psychiatry and mental health during the pandemic.

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30dec by RCPsych Press Office
The climate crisis is taking a toll on the mental health of children and young people
The climate crisis is taking a toll on the mental health of children and young people

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has launched its first resource to support children & young people and their parents to manage anxiety and fears about the environment.

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20nov by RCPsych Press Office
RCPsych responds to NHS Digital follow-up report on the Mental Health of Children and Young People
RCPsych responds to NHS Digital follow-up report on the Mental Health of Children and Young People

Dr Bernadka Dubicka, Chair of our Child and Adolescent Faculty, responds to a new NHS Digital report on the mental health of children and young people.

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22oct by RCPsych Press Office
RCPsych responds to the CQC's State of Care report and their report on the assessment of mental health services in acute trusts
RCPsych responds to the CQC's State of Care report and their report on the assessment of mental health services in acute trusts

Dr Adrian James, President of RCPsych, responds to two new CQC reports - their annual State of Care report and a report on the assessment of mental health services in acute trusts.

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16oct by RCPsych Press Office
Two-fifths of patients waiting for mental health treatment forced to resort to emergency or crisis services
Two-fifths of patients waiting for mental health treatment forced to resort to emergency or crisis services

Two-fifths of patients waiting for mental health treatment contact emergency or crisis services, with one-in-ten (11%) ending up in A&E, research by the Royal College of Psychiatrists has found.

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06oct by RCPsych Press Office
RCPsych Registrar responds to PM's announcement of funding to build NHS hospitals
RCPsych Registrar responds to PM's announcement of funding to build NHS hospitals

Dr Trudi Seneviratne, Registrar at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, has commented on the PM's announcement of funding to build NHS hospitals.

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02oct by RCPsych Press Office
Statement by President Adrian James on the announcement that Mr Paul Rees has won the Louis Armstrong CEO Leadership Award
Statement by President Adrian James on the announcement that Mr Paul Rees has won the Louis Armstrong CEO Leadership Award

I am delighted to announce that our chief executive, Paul Rees, has won the Louis Armstrong CEO Leadership award in the 2020 Memcom Awards for his exceptional work in leading the organisation over the past year.

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17sep by RCPsych Press Office
  • The Royal College of Psychiatrists publishes a new Equality Action Plan
    The Royal College of Psychiatrists publishes a new Equality Action Plan

    The Royal College of Psychiatrists is today launching a new Equality Action Plan, which sets out the plan to promote equality and equitable outcomes for College members, staff, mental health staff, and patients and carers.

    More information Online news
    14jan by RCPsych Digital team
  • Dean and Treasurer election results announced
    Dean and Treasurer election results announced

    We are pleased to announce that Professor Subodh Dave and Professor John Crichton have been elected as the next Dean and Treasurer of the College.

    More information Online news
    13jan by RCPsych Digital team
  • Perinatal funding will provide a lifeline for new mothers
    Perinatal funding will provide a lifeline for new mothers

    More lives will be potentially saved thanks to vital funding being rolled out for specialist perinatal services, the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Northern Ireland said today.

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    13jan by RCPsych Northern Ireland
  • RMPA grant of arms
    Celebrating our 180th anniversary

    This year we are celebrating our 180th anniversary in a variety of ways.

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    06jan by RCPsych Digital team
  • Prominent Northern Irish psychiatrists feature in New Year Honours list
    Prominent Northern Irish psychiatrists feature in New Year Honours list

    Dr Phil McGarry and Dr Oliver Shanks were awarded OBEs in the New Year's Honours.

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    04jan by RCPsych Digital team
  • Strategic plan 2021 to 2023
    RCPsych publishes new strategic plan

    Today we published our strategic plan for 2021-23, which sets out our strategic priorities and says how we will deliver these and our core objectives during the next three years.

    More information Online news
    01jan by RCPsych Digital team
  • Professors Wendy Burn and Alka Ahuja
    Top psychiatrists recognised for their work during the pandemic with New Year’s Honours

    Today, Her Majesty the Queen announced the New Year Honours list and we are delighted that RCPsych leaders have been recognised for their contributions to psychiatry and mental health during the pandemic.

    More information Online news
    30dec by RCPsych Press Office
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    Accessing mental health information and support over the Christmas period

    Whilst the College is unable to provide direct support, we have a large number of mental health resources online which give advice.

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    21dec by RCPsych Digital team
  • Brexit - what does this mean for our workforce?
    Brexit - what does this mean for our workforce?

    On 31 December, the Brexit transition period will come to an end. The changes that will come into effect may impact on doctors that are considering working in the UK, or in the EU/EEA, in the future.

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    18dec by RCPsych Press Office
  • Bumper year for raising awareness of mental health issues in the devolved nations
    Bumper year for raising awareness of mental health issues in the devolved nations

    Find out how mental health has featured on the news agenda in the devolved nations, this year.

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    15dec by RCPsych Digital team