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College shortlisted for international award after online exams success
College shortlisted for international award after online exams success

The transformational impact of the cross-College exams digitisation project has been globally recognised, with the College being shortlisted to win an international e-Assessment Award.

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04may by RCPsych Digital Team
Statement from RCPsych on the death of George Floyd
Statement from RCPsych on the death of George Floyd

Our statement following the recent verdict.

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21apr by RCPsych Digital Team
Country in the grip of a mental health crisis with children worst affected, new analysis finds
Country in the grip of a mental health crisis with children worst affected, new analysis finds

Children and young people are bearing the brunt of the mental health crisis caused by the pandemic, new analysis by the Royal College of Psychiatrists has found.

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08apr by RCPsych Press Office
RCPsych response to the report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities
RCPsych response to the report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities

The College issues a statement in response to the Government's report by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities.

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01apr by RCPsych Press Office
Thousands of young people missing out on drug and alcohol treatment as budgets cut by over a third
Thousands of young people missing out on drug and alcohol treatment as budgets cut by over a third

New analysis by the Royal College of Psychiatrists shows £26m (37%) in real terms has been cut from youth addiction services in England between 2013/14 and 2019/20.

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28mar by RCPsych Press Office
Combat the mental health fallout of COVID-19 by improving access to social prescribing, say Royal Colleges
Combat the mental health fallout of COVID-19 by improving access to social prescribing, say Royal Colleges

Access to social prescribing services must be expanded to help tackle the mental health consequences of loneliness and isolation caused by COVID-19, says a new report published by two Medical Royal Colleges.

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18mar by RCPsych Press Office
Hidden epidemic of eating disorders because of COVID-19, new research finds
Hidden epidemic of eating disorders because of COVID-19, new research finds

Referrals to eating disorder inpatient settings and emergency admissions to acute hospitals have increased by a fifth and waiting times have doubled since the pandemic in a Provider Collaborative in the south of England, according to new research.

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01mar by RCPsych Press Office
Dame Fiona Caldicott: A message from the President
Dame Fiona Caldicott: A message from the President

RCPsych President Dr Adrian James expressed his immense sadness today at the death of Dame Fiona Caldicott, the first woman President of the College.

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15feb by RCPsych Digital Team
1 in 3 Covid patients put on a ventilator experience extensive symptoms of PTSD
1 in 3 Covid patients put on a ventilator experience extensive symptoms of PTSD

1 in 3 (35%) Covid-19 patients put on a ventilator experience extensive symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to new research published in BJPsych Open.

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09feb by RCPsych Press Office
Lack of beds leaves patients with serious mental illness without treatment during the pandemic
Lack of beds leaves patients with serious mental illness without treatment during the pandemic

Mental health hospitals in England are operating at capacity, a recent survey from the Royal College of Psychiatrists has found.

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29jan by RCPsych Press Office
  • Statement from RCPsych about the use of the High Intensity Network
    Statement from RCPsych about the use of the High Intensity Network

    Statement on use of the High Intensity Network.

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    07may by Dr Adrian James
  • RCPsych declares a climate and ecological emergency
    RCPsych declares a climate and ecological emergency

    The College has published a position statement including an ambitious strategy in response to the climate and ecological emergencies the world faces.

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    05may by RCPsych Press Office
  • College shortlisted for international award after online exams success
    College shortlisted for international award after online exams success

    The transformational impact of the cross-College exams digitisation project has been globally recognised, with the College being shortlisted to win an international e-Assessment Award.

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    04may by RCPsych Digital Team
  • Statement from RCPsych on the pandemic situation in the Indian subcontinent
    Statement from RCPsych on the pandemic situation in the Indian subcontinent

    A statement regarding the pandemic situation in the Indian subcontinent.

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    23apr by RCPsych Digital Team
  • Statement from RCPsych on the death of George Floyd
    Statement from RCPsych on the death of George Floyd

    Our statement following the recent verdict.

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    21apr by RCPsych Digital Team
  • Stop detaining asylum seekers with a mental illness, urges Royal College of Psychiatrists
    Stop detaining asylum seekers with a mental illness, urges Royal College of Psychiatrists

    Asylum seekers with a mental illness should not be held in immigration detention centres as they can cause significant deterioration in mental health and increase the risk of suicide, says a new report published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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    18apr by RCPsych Press Office
  • Country in the grip of a mental health crisis with children worst affected, new analysis finds
    Country in the grip of a mental health crisis with children worst affected, new analysis finds

    Children and young people are bearing the brunt of the mental health crisis caused by the pandemic, new analysis by the Royal College of Psychiatrists has found.

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    08apr by RCPsych Press Office
  • RCPsych response to the report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities
    RCPsych response to the report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities

    The College issues a statement in response to the Government's report by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities.

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    01apr by RCPsych Press Office
  • Thousands of young people missing out on drug and alcohol treatment as budgets cut by over a third
    Thousands of young people missing out on drug and alcohol treatment as budgets cut by over a third

    New analysis by the Royal College of Psychiatrists shows £26m (37%) in real terms has been cut from youth addiction services in England between 2013/14 and 2019/20.

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    28mar by RCPsych Press Office
  • Combat the mental health fallout of COVID-19 by improving access to social prescribing, say Royal Colleges
    Combat the mental health fallout of COVID-19 by improving access to social prescribing, say Royal Colleges

    Access to social prescribing services must be expanded to help tackle the mental health consequences of loneliness and isolation caused by COVID-19, says a new report published by two Medical Royal Colleges.

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    18mar by RCPsych Press Office