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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
  • 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

    More information Forensic, Statement / comment
    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

    More information Press release
    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.

    More information
    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.

    More information
    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.

    More information
    20mar by RCPsych Press Office
  • RCPsych appoints new Chief Examiner
    RCPsych appoints new Chief Examiner

    We have appointed Dr Ian Hall as our new Chief Examiner.

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    21feb by RCPsych Web team
  • 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.

    More information Statement / comment
    20feb by RCPsych Press Office
  • Mental health claimants more than twice as likely to lose their benefit than non-psychiatric claimant
    Mental health claimants more than twice as likely to lose their benefit than non-psychiatric claimant

    People who are mentally ill are 2.4 times more likely than a claimant with a non-psychiatric condition to lose their existing Disability Living Allowance entitlement following a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) eligibility assessment, research has found.

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    23jan by RCPsych Press Office
  • Government announces plan to scrap sentences of less than six months
    Government announces plan to scrap sentences of less than six months

    RCPsych responds to government plans to scrap sentences of less than six months

    More information Statement / comment
    15jan by RCPsych Press Office
  • The Mental Health Policy Group responds to the NHS Long Term Plan
    The Mental Health Policy Group responds to the NHS Long Term Plan

    Leaders of RCPsych, Mental Health Foundation, Mind, Centre for Mental Health, Mental Health Foundation and Rethink Mental Illness respond to today's NHS Long Term Plan

    More information Statement / comment
    07jan by RCPsych Press Office