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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."

More information Statement / comment
27oct by RCPsych Press Office
1.8m episodes of mental illness as a result of the pandemic
1.8m episodes of mental illness as a result of the pandemic

We're calling for significant investment at this week's spending review to respond to the 1.8m new presentations, recurrences or exacerbations of mental ill health expected as a direct or indirect result of the pandemic until 2023.

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25oct by RCPsych Press Office
Psychiatrist consultation
Racial inequalities in the mental health system will remain without investment in more psychiatrists, warns RCPsych

The government will struggle to deliver the much-needed reforms to the Mental Health Act, which include tackling racial disparities, unless the Chancellor invests in the psychiatric workforce in next week’s Spending Review, warns the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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19oct by RCPsych Press Office
Workforce shortages in mental health cause 'painfully' long waits for treatment
Workforce shortages in mental health cause 'painfully' long waits for treatment

Record numbers of people need mental health treatment but there aren’t enough psychiatrists to meet demand, the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ 2021 census has revealed.

More information Press release
06oct by RCPsych Press Office
Paul Rees, Kate Lovett and Marcia Cummings with highly commended memcom award final
College 'highly commended' for our member support during pandemic

The College’s efforts to support psychiatrists during the pandemic was recognised last night as RCPsych won ‘highly commended’ in the Memcom awards for Best Member Support during COVID by a large organisation.

More information Online news
01oct by RCPsych Digital Team
Record number of children and young people referred to mental health services as pandemic takes its toll
Record number of children and young people referred to mental health services as pandemic takes its toll

Record numbers of children and young people are being referred to mental health services for crisis and non-crisis care, as the toll of the pandemic on the country’s mental health is revealed in new analysis by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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23sep by RCPsych Press Office
Pandemic impact on mental health backlog catastrophic, says Royal College of Psychiatrists
Pandemic impact on mental health backlog catastrophic, says Royal College of Psychiatrists

The unprecedented impact of the pandemic will wipe out years of hard-won progress in mental health unless there is sustained investment, warns the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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19sep by RCPsych Press Office
The Royal College of Psychiatrists welcomes vaccination of 12 to 15-year-old children
The Royal College of Psychiatrists welcomes vaccination of 12 to 15-year-old children

Dr Adrian James, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, said: “The pandemic and the social isolation it imposed on pupils has contributed to a sharp rise in child and adolescent mental health difficulties. Disruption to education has an enormous impact on children’s mental health and long-term outcomes, particularly for those most vulnerable.

More information Statement / comment
14sep by RCPsych Press Office
Thousands of Black, Asian and minority ethnic staff in mental health trusts experience harassment, bullying, or abuse at work, new analysis finds
Thousands of Black, Asian and minority ethnic staff in mental health trusts experience harassment, bullying, or abuse at work, new analysis finds

Thousands of ethnic minority staff working in mental health trusts are subjected to harassment, bullying, or abuse at work from members of the public, colleagues, or their managers, new analysis of NHS data has found.

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09sep
Member dies after attack
Member dies after attack

The RCPsych has been saddened to learn that one of its leading members from Wales, Dr Gary Jenkins, died last week.

More information Statement / comment
20aug by RCPsych Digital Team
  • 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."

    More information Statement / comment
    27oct by RCPsych Press Office
  • 1.8m episodes of mental illness as a result of the pandemic
    1.8m episodes of mental illness as a result of the pandemic

    We're calling for significant investment at this week's spending review to respond to the 1.8m new presentations, recurrences or exacerbations of mental ill health expected as a direct or indirect result of the pandemic until 2023.

    More information Press release
    25oct by RCPsych Press Office
  • Psychiatrist consultation
    Racial inequalities in the mental health system will remain without investment in more psychiatrists, warns RCPsych

    The government will struggle to deliver the much-needed reforms to the Mental Health Act, which include tackling racial disparities, unless the Chancellor invests in the psychiatric workforce in next week’s Spending Review, warns the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

    More information Press release
    19oct by RCPsych Press Office
  • College wins CIPR Pride Award 2021
    Prestigious CIPR award for College in Scotland

    The RCPsych Scotland team were celebrating this week – after winning silver in the prestigious CIPR Pride awards.

    More information Scotland news, Online news
    12oct by RCPsych Press Office
  • Earth image for World Mental Health Day - 1320x1122
    World Mental Health Day: Mental health in an unequal world

    The theme this year is mental health in an unequal world. Find out what the College is doing to make a difference globally.

    More information Online news
    10oct by RCPsych Digital Team
  • Workforce shortages in mental health cause 'painfully' long waits for treatment
    Workforce shortages in mental health cause 'painfully' long waits for treatment

    Record numbers of people need mental health treatment but there aren’t enough psychiatrists to meet demand, the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ 2021 census has revealed.

    More information Press release
    06oct by RCPsych Press Office
  • Paul Rees, Kate Lovett and Marcia Cummings with highly commended memcom award final
    College 'highly commended' for our member support during pandemic

    The College’s efforts to support psychiatrists during the pandemic was recognised last night as RCPsych won ‘highly commended’ in the Memcom awards for Best Member Support during COVID by a large organisation.

    More information Online news
    01oct by RCPsych Digital Team
  • Record number of children and young people referred to mental health services as pandemic takes its toll
    Record number of children and young people referred to mental health services as pandemic takes its toll

    Record numbers of children and young people are being referred to mental health services for crisis and non-crisis care, as the toll of the pandemic on the country’s mental health is revealed in new analysis by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

    More information Press release
    23sep by RCPsych Press Office
  • RCPsych advocates for further progress in perinatal mental health services
    RCPsych advocates for further progress in perinatal mental health services

    A new College Report has been published that summarises the latest evidence base for the extent, and impact of, perinatal mental disorder and opportunities for intervention.

    More information Online news
    21sep by RCPsych Digital Team
  • RCPsych gender pay gap narrows to 6.22%
    RCPsych gender pay gap narrows to 6.22%

    The Royal College of Psychiatrists' gender pay gap has fallen to a median average of 6.22% in 202. This is down from gender pay gap in 2020 (13.97%) and 2019 (17%).

    More information Online news
    19sep by RCPsych Digital Team