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RCPsych responds to part two of Dame Carol Black's independent review of drugs
RCPsych responds to part two of Dame Carol Black's independent review of drugs

Professor Julia Sinclair, Chair of the Addictions Faculty at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, responds to Dame Carol Black's independent review of drugs.

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08jul by RCPsych Press Office
16,000 pregnant women and new mothers missed out on vital mental health support during the pandemic
16,000 pregnant women and new mothers missed out on vital mental health support during the pandemic

Thousands of women couldn't get vital help with their mental health during pregnancy or right after giving birth due to the pandemic, the College's Mental Health Watch website has revealed.

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01jul by RCPsych Press Office
Government should reconsider foreign aid cuts as they will have a knock-on effect on mental health in low-income countries
Government should reconsider foreign aid cuts as they will have a knock-on effect on mental health in low-income countries

Dr Adrian James, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists urges Government to reconsider foreign aid cuts.

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21jun by RCPsych Press Office
Thousands of people with a mental disorder sent to prison when they need treatment
Thousands of people with a mental disorder sent to prison when they need treatment

Thousands of people with a mental health disorder are in prison because no safer alternatives were available when a court had to pass sentence, according to a new report by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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07jun by RCPsych Press Office
New dementia report says more support needed
New dementia report says more support needed

RCPsych calls for urgent action so that Old Age Psychiatry services can respond quickly to the introduction of a new dementia treatment.

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26may by RCPsych Digital Team
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
  • Follow-up on our statement regarding Acute Behavioural Disturbance (ABD)
    Follow-up on our statement regarding Acute Behavioural Disturbance (ABD)

    A follow-up statement in relation to a previously published item regarding the use of the terms 'Acute Behavioural Disturbance (ABD)' and 'Excited delirium'

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    16jul by RCPsych Digital Team
  • RCPsych journals going from strength to strength
    RCPsych journals going from strength to strength

    We're pleased to announce increases in the journal impact factors of The British Journal of Psychiatry (BJPsych) and the new BJPsych Open.

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    16jul by RCPsych Digital Team
  • RCPsych responds to announcement that HEE will be refreshing their strategic framework
    RCPsych responds to announcement that HEE will be refreshing their strategic framework

    Dr Adrian James, President, responds to the announcement that Health Education England has been commissioned to refresh its strategic framework.

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    15jul by RCPsych Press Office
  • RCPsych responds to the Health and Social Care Committee report on 'The treatment of autistic people and people with learning disabilities'
    RCPsych responds to the Health and Social Care Committee report on 'The treatment of autistic people and people with learning disabilities'

    Dr Ken Courtenay, Chair of the Intellectual Disability faculty at the Royal College of Psychiatrists and Dr Ian Davidson, Autism Champion at the Royal College of Psychiatrists respond to the Health and Social Care Select Committee's report.

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    14jul by RCPsych Press Office
  • RCPsych responds to part two of Dame Carol Black's independent review of drugs
    RCPsych responds to part two of Dame Carol Black's independent review of drugs

    Professor Julia Sinclair, Chair of the Addictions Faculty at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, responds to Dame Carol Black's independent review of drugs.

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    08jul by RCPsych Press Office
  • RCPsych responds to the Health and Care Bill
    RCPsych responds to the Health and Care Bill

    The Royal College of Psychiatrists responds to the Health and Care Bill introduced to parliament today.

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    06jul by RCPsych Press Office
  • New collaboratives have lift off
    New collaboratives have lift off

    Two exciting collaboratives launched this week to help mental health services to use a quality improvement approach to make life better for staff and service users.

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    06jul by RCPsych Digital Team
  • 16,000 pregnant women and new mothers missed out on vital mental health support during the pandemic
    16,000 pregnant women and new mothers missed out on vital mental health support during the pandemic

    Thousands of women couldn't get vital help with their mental health during pregnancy or right after giving birth due to the pandemic, the College's Mental Health Watch website has revealed.

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    01jul by RCPsych Press Office
  • Tributes as Dean and Treasurer demit office
    Tributes as Dean and Treasurer demit office

    Dr Kate Lovett and Dr Jan Falkowski stepped down as the College's Dean and Treasurer at the AGM today, as we welcomed Professor Subodh Dave as our new Dean, and Professor John Crichton as our new Treasurer.

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    23jun by RCPsych Digital Team
  • Professor Chris Whitty gives keynote address at RCPsych International Congress
    Professor Chris Whitty gives keynote address at RCPsych International Congress

    Professor Whitty will deliver a 30-minute keynote address at the Congress, titled: “Reflecting and looking forward: the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic upon mental health”.

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    22jun by RCPsych Press Office