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Children and Young People with an Eating Disorder Waiting Times
Children and Young People with an Eating Disorder Waiting Times

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
Inappropriate Out of Area Placements infographic
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
Royal College of Psychiatrists launches new resource to support the mental health of asylum seekers and refugees
Royal College of Psychiatrists launches new resource to support the mental health of asylum seekers and refugees

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is launching information aimed at health and social care professionals in the UK supporting asylum seekers and refugees with their mental health.

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12apr by RCPsych Press Office
One in two LGBTQ	+ psychiatrists have experienced hostility at work because of their sexuality or gender identity
One in two LGBTQ + psychiatrists have experienced hostility at work because of their sexuality or gender identity

A survey commissioned by the College has revealed that almost one in two LGBTQ+ psychiatrists have experienced hostility at work because of their sexuality or gender identity,

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10apr by RCPsych Press Office
CBT helping overcome mental health problems as nearly 2 million appointments take place in 2021
CBT helping overcome mental health problems as nearly 2 million appointments take place in 2021

New data analysed by the Royal College of Psychiatrists shows a record number of annual appointments for those accessing cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) across England.

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08apr by RCPsych Press Office
  • Record number of children and young people referrals to emergency mental health services
    Record number of children and young people referrals to emergency mental health services

    The College comments on data from NHS Digital that indicates a record number of children and young people are being referred to emergency mental health services.

    More information Statement / comment
    17aug by RCPsych Press Office
  • Children and Young People with an Eating Disorder Waiting Times
    Children and Young People with an Eating Disorder Waiting Times

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

    More information Statement / comment
    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.

    More information Press release
    11aug by RCPsych NAD
  • Ethnicity pay gap at RCPsych narrows to 6.57% in 2022
    Ethnicity pay gap at RCPsych narrows to 6.57% in 2022

    We are pleased to announce that the ethnicity pay gap at the College has narrowed in 2022 – with the median gap being just 5.81%, with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people earning more on average than White people.

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    08aug by RCPsych Digital Team
  • RCPsych journals going from strength to strength
    RCPsych journals going from strength to strength

    Clarivate have recently released the 2021 Impact Factors and Journal Citation Indicators (JCI), with good news for both the BJPsych and BJPsych Open.

    More information Online news
    05aug by RCPsych Publishing Team
  • New RCPsych curricula launched
    New RCPsych curricula launched

    Four years of hard work have culminated today in the launch of the Royal College of Psychiatrists 2022 curricula.

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    03aug by RCPsych Digital Team
  • RCPsych responds to announcement that the Tavistock child gender identity clinic will close
    RCPsych responds to announcement that the Tavistock child gender identity clinic will close

    RCPsych responds to the announcement that the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust gender identity clinic for children and young people will close

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    29jul by RCPsych Press Office
  • Study finds COVID-19 lockdown measures coincided with an increase in serious self-harm
    Study finds COVID-19 lockdown measures coincided with an increase in serious self-harm

    A recent study published in the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ BJPsych Open found that emergency hospital visits for self-harm were twice as likely for boys, and three times as likely for looked-after children, compared to pre-pandemic levels.

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    29jul by RCPsych Press Office
  • RCPsych responds to study into mental health in students
    RCPsych responds to study into mental health in students

    RCPsych responds to research lead by the University of Warwick finding that financial worries and sleep difficulties are consistently associated with poor mental health in students.

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    29jul by RCPsych Press Office
  • RCPsych responds to Health and Social Care Select Committee workforce report
    RCPsych responds to Health and Social Care Select Committee workforce report

    The College responds to a report on workforce recruitment, training and retention released by the Health and Social Care Committee outlining the scale of the workforce crisis.

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    29jul by RCPsych Press Office