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College seeks to ensure mental health is heard as services integrate
College seeks to ensure mental health is heard as services integrate

Today the College publishes recommendations for local and national health and care leaders to support the prioritisation of mental health as local areas develop into ‘Integrated Care Systems’ (ICSs).

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28nov by RCPsych Policy Team
RCPsych appoints new patient and carer representatives to Council
RCPsych appoints new patient and carer representatives to Council

New patient and carer representatives have been appointed by the Royal College of Psychiatrists to sit on its governing Council.

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26nov by RCPsych Press Office
Royal College of Psychiatrists' election manifesto 2019
Royal College of Psychiatrists sets out bold vision to improve the country’s mental health

With a General Election coming up the RCPsych has published a manifesto calling on the next Government to take action to improve the nation’s mental health.

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19nov by RCPsych Public Affairs team
Royal College of Psychiatrists wins Charity of the Year at the 2019 European Diversity Awards
Royal College of Psychiatrists wins Charity of the Year at the 2019 European Diversity Awards

The College beat strong competition to win the award, sponsored by Societe Generale, recognising outstanding work in the field of equality, diversity and inclusion.

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15nov by RCPsych Digital team
RCPsych responds to independent report into the wellbeing of doctors
RCPsych responds to independent report into the wellbeing of doctors

The General Medical Council (GMC) has published independent findings from a UK-wide review into the wellbeing of doctors and medical students.

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14nov by RCPsych Press Office
Professor Roy McClelland receives his award
Professor Roy McClelland receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Professor Roy McClelland OBE was awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the Royal College of Psychiatrists during our annual awards ceremony, held on Friday.

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08nov by RCPsych Press team
Hundreds more psychiatric beds needed to help end practice of sending patients hundreds of miles for treatment, says RCPsych
Hundreds more psychiatric beds needed to help end practice of sending patients hundreds of miles for treatment, says RCPsych

New RCPsych-commissioned report suggests hundreds more psychiatric beds needed to help stop patients being sent miles from home for care

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05nov by RCPsych press office
College’s National Clinical Audit of Anxiety and Depression (NCAAD) wins award for patient involvement
College’s National Clinical Audit of Anxiety and Depression (NCAAD) wins award for patient involvement

A national clinical audit managed by the College has won a national award that recognises outstanding patient and public involvement.

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28oct by NCAAD team
RCPsych responds to the CQC's State of Care report
RCPsych responds to the CQC's State of Care report

Professor Wendy Burn has responded to the CQC's annual assessment of the state of health and social care in England.

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15oct by RCPsych Press Office
New resources on OCD and memory problems for World Mental Health Day
New resources on OCD and memory problems for World Mental Health Day

To mark World Mental Health Day, we’re releasing two updated resources, designed to give those living with OCD or memory problems a better understanding of their illness.

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10oct by Digital team
Plans to transform mental health services set to fail if psychiatric roles aren’t filled, RCPsych survey suggests
Plans to transform mental health services set to fail if psychiatric roles aren’t filled, RCPsych survey suggests

One in 10 consultant psychiatric roles are unfilled, UK-wide RCPsych workforce census finds. College calls on more junior doctors to Choose Psychiatry – and for the Government to address workforce issues including the pensions crisis.

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03oct by RCPsych Press Office
RCPsych responds to Secretary of State for Justice’s speech at Conservative Party Conference 2019
RCPsych responds to Secretary of State for Justice’s speech at Conservative Party Conference 2019

Professor Pamela Taylor says "We would urge this government not to row back on a visionary and progressive agenda."

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02oct by Professor Pamela Taylor
Double the number of medical school places to stop mental health services imploding
Double the number of medical school places to stop mental health services imploding

THE number of medical school places in England must be doubled to stop NHS mental health services imploding in the future, says the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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27sep by RCPsych Press Office
New guidance for medical schools launched to help more students choose psychiatry
New guidance for medical schools launched to help more students choose psychiatry

Today, we’re launching new guidance for medical schools on how to encourage students to #ChoosePsychiatry.

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26sep by RCPsych Press Office
College welcomes important new antidepressants trial
College welcomes important new antidepressants trial

The President of the College, Professor Wendy Burn, has commented on an "interesting and important" new trial of sertraline.

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19sep by RCPsych Press Office
Meet the candidates running to become the next RCPsych President
Meet the candidates running to become the next RCPsych President

The race is on to succeed Professor Wendy Burn as the President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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19sep by RCPsych Press Office
Better teacher training needed to tackle the increasing numbers of children with mental illness, say RCPsych
Better teacher training needed to tackle the increasing numbers of children with mental illness, say RCPsych

RCPsych call for better teacher training to tackle mental illness in young people

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05sep by RCPsych Press Office
Children exposed to severe stress during pregnancy ten times more likely to develop personality disorder
Children exposed to severe stress during pregnancy ten times more likely to develop personality disorder

Study highlights why expanding professional support for pregnant women is so vital

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05sep by RCPsych Press Office
Record number of drug-related deaths a 'wake-up call' to Government, says RCPsych
Record number of drug-related deaths a 'wake-up call' to Government, says RCPsych

RCPsych calls for action in wake of record number of drug deaths

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15aug by RCPsych Press Office
Target to treat extra 70,000 children with mental health problems met two years early, NHS England say
Target to treat extra 70,000 children with mental health problems met two years early, NHS England say

RCPsych welcomes hitting of target to treat extra 70,000 children and young people with mental health problems a year

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09aug
Northern Ireland receives funding boost for Perinatal training
Northern Ireland receives funding boost for Perinatal training

Mother and baby services in Northern Ireland are to receive a welcome boost thanks to a commitment to train more professionals in perinatal mental health care.

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07aug by RCPsych Press Office
Perinatal report welcomed by RCPsych in Northern Ireland
Perinatal report welcomed by RCPsych in Northern Ireland

The chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Perinatal Faculty in Northern Ireland has endorsed the findings of new research.

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26jul by RCPsych Press Office
Blueprint for transforming mental health care warmly welcomed by RCPsych
Blueprint for transforming mental health care warmly welcomed by RCPsych

NHS Mental Health Implementation Framework warmly welcomed by RCPsych

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25jul
Psychiatry should be at forefront of medical training, Health Education England says
Psychiatry should be at forefront of medical training, Health Education England says

RCPsych Dean Dr Kate Lovett welcomes HEE emphasis on psychiatry in medical training.

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19jul by RCPsych Press Office
College backs urgent call for new alcohol strategy
College backs urgent call for new alcohol strategy

The Government must urgently produce an updated and ambitious national alcohol strategy to tackle the escalating risk to public health, according to a letter signed by the College and other leading health organisations.

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18jul by RCPsych Press Office
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
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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
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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14nov 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
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
  • College seeks to ensure mental health is heard as services integrate
    College seeks to ensure mental health is heard as services integrate

    Today the College publishes recommendations for local and national health and care leaders to support the prioritisation of mental health as local areas develop into ‘Integrated Care Systems’ (ICSs).

    More information Online news
    28nov by RCPsych Policy Team
  • RCPsych appoints new patient and carer representatives to Council
    RCPsych appoints new patient and carer representatives to Council

    New patient and carer representatives have been appointed by the Royal College of Psychiatrists to sit on its governing Council.

    More information Online news
    26nov by RCPsych Press Office
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists' election manifesto 2019
    Royal College of Psychiatrists sets out bold vision to improve the country’s mental health

    With a General Election coming up the RCPsych has published a manifesto calling on the next Government to take action to improve the nation’s mental health.

    More information Online news
    19nov by RCPsych Public Affairs team
  • RCPsych published a statement on cannabis-based medicinal products
    RCPsych published a statement on cannabis-based medicinal products

    Read RCPsych's statement on cannabis-based medicinal products

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    19nov
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists wins Charity of the Year at the 2019 European Diversity Awards
    Royal College of Psychiatrists wins Charity of the Year at the 2019 European Diversity Awards

    The College beat strong competition to win the award, sponsored by Societe Generale, recognising outstanding work in the field of equality, diversity and inclusion.

    More information Online news
    15nov by RCPsych Digital team
  • RCPsych responds to independent report into the wellbeing of doctors
    RCPsych responds to independent report into the wellbeing of doctors

    The General Medical Council (GMC) has published independent findings from a UK-wide review into the wellbeing of doctors and medical students.

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    14nov by RCPsych Press Office
  • Sab Bhaumik
    College remembers Professor Sab Bhaumik

    It was with great sadness that the College learned of the sudden death on 9 November of prominent member Professor Sab Bhaumik OBE.

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    11nov by RCPsych Digital team
  • Professor Roy McClelland receives his award
    Professor Roy McClelland receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the Royal College of Psychiatrists

    Professor Roy McClelland OBE was awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the Royal College of Psychiatrists during our annual awards ceremony, held on Friday.

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    08nov by RCPsych Press team
  • Hundreds more psychiatric beds needed to help end practice of sending patients hundreds of miles for treatment, says RCPsych
    Hundreds more psychiatric beds needed to help end practice of sending patients hundreds of miles for treatment, says RCPsych

    New RCPsych-commissioned report suggests hundreds more psychiatric beds needed to help stop patients being sent miles from home for care

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    05nov by RCPsych press office
  • College’s National Clinical Audit of Anxiety and Depression (NCAAD) wins award for patient involvement
    College’s National Clinical Audit of Anxiety and Depression (NCAAD) wins award for patient involvement

    A national clinical audit managed by the College has won a national award that recognises outstanding patient and public involvement.

    More information Online news
    28oct by NCAAD team