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Number of junior doctors choosing psychiatry at all time high
Number of junior doctors choosing psychiatry at all time high

The number of junior doctors choosing to train in psychiatry is at an all-time high, according to the latest statistics.

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11jul by RCPsych Press Office
Femi Oyebode and Wendy Burn
Honorary Fellowships and President's medals awarded during Congress

President medal winners and Honorary Fellows were presented with their awards at a glittering presentation ceremony during RCPsych's International Congress.

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03jul by RCPsych Digital team
President commends 'magnificent seven' for improving lives of mentally ill
President commends 'magnificent seven' for improving lives of mentally ill

A journalist, neuroscientist and psychologist are among the seven people awarded a President’s Medal for improving the lives of people with mental illness, at a ceremony during the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ annual International Congress.

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03jul by RCPsych Press Office
War veterans being failed by PTSD treatment, new research has found
War veterans being failed by PTSD treatment, new research has found

War veterans with severe post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) exhibit a range of physical symptoms that current treatments do not address, new research has found.

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28jun by RCPsych Press Office
Smartphone befriending scheme can improve the lives of people living with psychosis, new pilot study has found
Smartphone befriending scheme can improve the lives of people living with psychosis, new pilot study has found

Regularly texting or calling a volunteer ‘befriender’ can improve considerably the lives of people experiencing psychosis, a new study has found.

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28jun by RCPsych Press Office
RCPsych launches new site to help you track progress in mental health care
RCPsych launches new site to help you track progress in mental health care

Our new site will keep you in touch with how well the mental health system in England is performing.

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14jun by RCPsych Digital team
Living in greener areas reduces chance of depression in over 65s
Living in greener areas reduces chance of depression in over 65s

The likelihood of being depressed is significantly reduced for over-65s living in areas with more green spaces and vegetation, research has found.

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11jun by RCPsych Press Office
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New Fellows' Ceremony

We recently held our latest New Fellows’ Ceremony – which honours the amazing contributions of our senior members, from around the world, to the field of psychiatry.

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07jun by RCPsych Press Office
Top psychiatrists awarded in Queen's birthday honours
Top psychiatrists awarded in Queen's birthday honours

Today, Her Majesty the Queen announced the 2019 Birthday Honours list and we are delighted that two members of the Royal College of Psychiatrists are included. Professor Tamsin Ford CBE for services to psychiatry and Dr Shubulade Smith CBE for services to forensic intensive care.

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07jun by RCPsych Press Office
RCPsych releases Annual Report 2018
RCPsych releases Annual Report 2018

The report includes a review of the RCPsych’s performance as a medical royal college, and charity, in 2018, and a full breakdown of our annual accounts.

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07jun by RCPsych Press Office
RCPsych calls on NICE to update its antidepressant withdrawal advice
RCPsych calls on NICE to update its antidepressant withdrawal advice

Official guidance on coming off antidepressants needs to reflect the full range of patients’ experiences, the Royal College of Psychiatrists says today. Existing advice from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) – which provides national guidance to improve health and social care in England – suggests most people should be able to come off antidepressants over four weeks.

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29may by RCPsych Press Office
Early interventions needed to save lives of young adults with eating disorders
Early interventions needed to save lives of young adults with eating disorders

Investment in adult eating disorder services has failed to keep up with spending on care for children with conditions like anorexia and bulimia, creating an “unacceptable health inequality”, a report by the Royal College of Psychiatrists says today.

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20may by RCPsych Press Office
Probation service to be re-nationalised
Probation service to be re-nationalised

RCPsych responds to government announcement that all offender management is to be brought under the National Probation Service by spring 2021

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16may
New tools to tackle inequalities in mental health care by involving patients in service design
New tools to tackle inequalities in mental health care by involving patients in service design

Involving patients in developing mental health services is key to tackling inequality, NCCMH reports says

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09may
RCPsych 2019 ceremony for newly elected Fellows
RCPsych 2019 ceremony for newly elected Fellows

Yesterday, 24 April, the Royal College of Psychiatrists hosted the annual ceremony for our newly elected Fellows.

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25apr by RCPsych Press Office
Psychiatrists should consider impact of social media on all children they assess, leading medical body says for first time
Psychiatrists should consider impact of social media on all children they assess, leading medical body says for first time

Psychiatrists are being advised to consider the impact of social media on all children they assess for mental health problems.

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30mar by RCPsych Press Office
Drug companies must provide more vegan-friendly treatments for eating disorder patients, charities and union say
Drug companies must provide more vegan-friendly treatments for eating disorder patients, charities and union say

Eating disorder services are struggling to respect the dietary requirements of vegan patients who need to be fed through a tube because of a lack of available products, three leading health organisations have warned.

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20mar by RCPsych Press Office
Our response to the NHS Staff & Learners' Mental Wellbeing Commission Report
Our response to the NHS Staff & Learners' Mental Wellbeing Commission Report

Professor Wendy Burn, who took part in the commission into NHS staff wellbeing comments on the publication of the report.

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20feb by RCPsych Press Office
Our response to the NHS Long Term Plan
Our response to the NHS Long Term Plan

RCPsych President, Professor Wendy Burn, welcomes the government's long-term focus on mental health.

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07jan by RCPsych Press Office
Top psychiatrists awarded New Year’s Honours
Top psychiatrists awarded New Year’s Honours

We are delighted to announce that three of our leading psychiatrists, Dr Sridevi Kalidindi CBE, Dr Gertrude Seneviratne OBE, and Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones OBE, have been given New Year's honours from the Queen.

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28dec by RCPsych Press Office
RCPsych responds to the Mental Health Act Review
RCPsych responds to the Mental Health Act Review

RCPsych responds to the Mental Health Act Review.

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06dec by RCPsych Press Office
Mental Health Policy Group & Partner Organisations: Principles for mental health in the Long-Term NHS Plan
Mental Health Policy Group & Partner Organisations: Principles for mental health in the Long-Term NHS Plan

Consensus statement from the Mental Health Policy Group and partner organisations

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05dec by RCPsych Press Office
Landmark learning-from-deaths guidance launched
Landmark learning-from-deaths guidance launched

We launch the first-ever national guidance for NHS mental health trusts to ensure ways of improving services are learned from patients’ deaths.

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26nov by RCPsych Press Office
Our response to Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch report
Our response to Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch report

We respond to the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch's report on mental health in emergency departments.

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23nov by RCPsych Press Office
Our response to the prevalence survey on the Mental Health of Children and Young People in England
Our response to the prevalence survey on the Mental Health of Children and Young People in England

We respond to the latest survey of the mental health of children and young people in England.

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22nov by RCPsych Press Office
RCPsych responds to DHSC's announcement of a new plan for prevention in healthcare
RCPsych responds to DHSC's announcement of a new plan for prevention in healthcare

Dr Peter Byrne, RCPsych Lead for public mental health responds to a new plan on prevention in health care.

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05nov by RCPsych Press Office
Long waits for mental health treatment lead to divorce, job loss and money problems, RCPsych finds
Long waits for mental health treatment lead to divorce, job loss and money problems, RCPsych finds

RCPsych launches the latest Choose Psychiatry campaign.

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08oct by RCPsych Press Office
Our response to the publication of PHE's analysis on the prevalence of physical health conditions in patients with SMI
Our response to the publication of PHE's analysis on the prevalence of physical health conditions in patients with SMI

Dr Peter Byrne responds to PHE's analysis on the prevalence of physical health conditions in patients with SMI.

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27sep by RCPsych Press Office
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    Find out more about our Special Interest Groups

    Did you know that the College has 15 Special Interest Groups (SIGs) focusing on a range of areas which are not covered in the scope of College Faculties?

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    11jul by RCPsych Special Interest Groups
  • Number of junior doctors choosing psychiatry at all time high
    Number of junior doctors choosing psychiatry at all time high

    The number of junior doctors choosing to train in psychiatry is at an all-time high, according to the latest statistics.

    More information Press release
    11jul by RCPsych Press Office
  • National Audit of Dementia fourth round report published
    National Audit of Dementia fourth round report published

    The National Audit of Dementia (care in general hospitals) has published its fourth national report based on data received from 195 acute general hospitals in England and Wales.

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    10jul by RCPsych Press Office
  • Femi Oyebode and Wendy Burn
    Honorary Fellowships and President's medals awarded during Congress

    President medal winners and Honorary Fellows were presented with their awards at a glittering presentation ceremony during RCPsych's International Congress.

    More information Online news
    03jul by RCPsych Digital team
  • President commends 'magnificent seven' for improving lives of mentally ill
    President commends 'magnificent seven' for improving lives of mentally ill

    A journalist, neuroscientist and psychologist are among the seven people awarded a President’s Medal for improving the lives of people with mental illness, at a ceremony during the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ annual International Congress.

    More information Statement / comment
    03jul by RCPsych Press Office
  • War veterans being failed by PTSD treatment, new research has found
    War veterans being failed by PTSD treatment, new research has found

    War veterans with severe post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) exhibit a range of physical symptoms that current treatments do not address, new research has found.

    More information Online news
    28jun by RCPsych Press Office
  • Smartphone befriending scheme can improve the lives of people living with psychosis, new pilot study has found
    Smartphone befriending scheme can improve the lives of people living with psychosis, new pilot study has found

    Regularly texting or calling a volunteer ‘befriender’ can improve considerably the lives of people experiencing psychosis, a new study has found.

    More information Online news
    28jun by RCPsych Press Office
  • The importance of Pride
    The importance of Pride

    The College is proud to be supporting Pride and the LGBTQ+ community.

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    20jun by RCPsych Digital team
  • RCPsych launches new site to help you track progress in mental health care
    RCPsych launches new site to help you track progress in mental health care

    Our new site will keep you in touch with how well the mental health system in England is performing.

    More information Online news
    14jun by RCPsych Digital team
  • Living in greener areas reduces chance of depression in over 65s
    Living in greener areas reduces chance of depression in over 65s

    The likelihood of being depressed is significantly reduced for over-65s living in areas with more green spaces and vegetation, research has found.

    More information Press release
    11jun by RCPsych Press Office