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Lord John Alderdice receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the Royal College of Psychiatrists
Lord John Alderdice receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Lord John Alderdice has been awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the Royal College of Psychiatrists during their annual awards ceremony.

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10nov by RCPsych in Northern Ireland
Hidden waits force more than three quarters of mental health patients to seek help from emergency services
Hidden waits force more than three quarters of mental health patients to seek help from emergency services

Nearly a quarter of mental health patients (23%) wait more than 12 weeks to start treatment, due to lack of consultant psychiatrists according to research released by the Royal College of Psychiatrists for World Mental Health Day.

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10oct by RCPsych Press Office
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RCPsych scoops host of accolades at membership sector awards ceremony

The College has scooped five awards at this year's memcom UK membership sector awards ceremony, including two first-place awards.

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30sep by RCPsych Digital team
Latest waiting times for children and young people with an eating disorder published
Latest waiting times for children and young people with an eating disorder published

NHS England published its quarterly data on children and young people with an eating disorder waiting times for the first quarter 2022-23

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11aug by RCPsych Press Office
National Audit of Dementia publishes Spotlight Report on Memory Assessment Services
National Audit of Dementia publishes Spotlight Report on Memory Assessment Services

A new report by the National Audit of Dementia reports on increased waiting times to initial assessment and diagnosis of dementia in community-based memory services, within the context of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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11aug by RCPsych NAD
Cost-of-living crisis threat of ‘pandemic proportions’ to mental health, warns UK’s leading psychiatrist
Cost-of-living crisis threat of ‘pandemic proportions’ to mental health, warns UK’s leading psychiatrist

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is calling for an urgent cash injection for NHS mental health services to match inflation.

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20jun by RCPsych Press Office
Political crisis having devastating toll on mental health services
Political crisis having devastating toll on mental health services

Northern Ireland’s political crisis is having a devastating toll on plans to improve mental health services, psychiatrists warned today.

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16jun by RCPsych in Northern Ireland
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Mental health patients still sent hundreds of miles away from home for treatment

The dangerous practice of sending people with a mental illness hundreds of miles away from home for weeks at a time continues in England, according to new analysis published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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13jun 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.

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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
  • RCPsych responds to new disease modifying treatment for Alzheimer's disease
    RCPsych responds to new disease modifying treatment for Alzheimer's disease

    We are excited and welcome the recent news about the Lecanumab trial as a first step towards finding disease modifying treatments for Alzheimer’s disease

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    01dec by RCPsych Press Office
  • RCPsych responds to Government announcing Vaccine Taskforce model to tackle health challenges
    RCPsych responds to Government announcing Vaccine Taskforce model to tackle health challenges

    Today, the Government announced £113.2 million of funding to launch four healthcare missions, in cancer, mental health, addiction and obesity.

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    28nov by RCPsych Press Office
  • RCPsych issues a warning about the impact of the World Cup on Gambling
    RCPsych issues a warning about the impact of the World Cup on Gambling

    In the midst of the World Cup, it is more important now than ever that gambling disorder is taken seriously as a mental illness, warns the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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    26nov by RCPsych Press Office
  • Autumn Statement response: £450m urgently needed to address the gap in mental health funding caused by inflation
    Autumn Statement response: £450m urgently needed to address the gap in mental health funding caused by inflation

    Dr Adrian James, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists responds to the Chancellor's Autumn Statement.

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    17nov by RCPsych Press Office
  • RCPsych comments on latest MBRRACE-UK report into maternal deaths
    RCPsych comments on latest MBRRACE-UK report into maternal deaths

    MBRRACE-UK published their latest Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths in the UK and Ireland, showing maternal deaths caused by mental health problems increasing.

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    10nov by RCPsych Press Office
  • Lord John Alderdice receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the Royal College of Psychiatrists
    Lord John Alderdice receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the Royal College of Psychiatrists

    Lord John Alderdice has been awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the Royal College of Psychiatrists during their annual awards ceremony.

    More information Northern Ireland news, Online news
    10nov by RCPsych in Northern Ireland
  • The Mental Health Policy Group urges the Chancellor to protect mental health in the upcoming budget
    The Mental Health Policy Group urges the Chancellor to protect mental health in the upcoming budget

    RCPsych, along with the other members of the Mental Health Policy Group (MHPG), has sent a letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, urging him to protect mental health in the upcoming budget.

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    28oct by RCPsych Press Office
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists responds to Huntercombe investigation
    Royal College of Psychiatrists responds to Huntercombe investigation

    The College has issued a response to the Independent and Sky News investigation into The Huntercombe Group and its treatment of former patients in its mental health hospitals.

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    28oct by RCPsych Press Office
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists responds to CQC report of the state of care in England
    Royal College of Psychiatrists responds to CQC report of the state of care in England

    Royal College of Psychiatrists responds to CQC report of the state of care in England

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    21oct by RCPsych Press Office
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists responds to Channel 4 Dispatches and BBC Panorama broadcasts
    Royal College of Psychiatrists responds to Channel 4 Dispatches and BBC Panorama broadcasts

    The College has issued a response to the recent Dispatches and Panorama documentaries which investigated the quality and safety of mental health services.

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    11oct by RCPsych Press Office