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  • Neurodevelopmental psychiatry - events

    meeting of NDPSIG and Wales Autism Community of Practice: Autism and Mental Health Date: Thursday 7

  • Dr Peter Carpenter summarises the NDPSIG's recent activities

    the good news has been that the new Autism Champion, Conor Davidson, appointed by our President, mandatory Oliver McGowan training in autism is being rolled out. As part of this we are encouraging, for Specialist Autism Teams, probably similar to that now occurring in Wales. I was delighted that the SIG was able to join with the Wales Autism Community of Practice on 7 April for a highly successful joint, . Within the College the CCQI are looking at how to set quality standards for specialist autism

  • Nearly 500,000 more people known to be in contact with mental health services compared to four years ago

    The number of people in contact with mental health, learning disability and autism services has risen by nearly 500,000 in four years, according to new NHS data. Over 1.85 million people were in contact with mental health, learning disability and autism services at the end of November 2023, up from 1.36 million at the end of November 2019. Most people reached out for support from adult mental, ). The number of people in contact with learning disability and autism services has more than doubled

  • Royal College of Psychiatrists responds to Channel 4 Dispatches and BBC Panorama broadcasts

    We are deeply saddened by the distressing images in the Dispatches and Panorama documentaries, investigating the quality and safety of mental health services. Patients with a serious mental illness, learning disabilities and autism, are being let down by services with devastating consequences for them, their families and carers. We owe patients in mental health wards, who are among the most vulnerable in our society, safe and compassionate care. We owe their families and carers

  • 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 on the treatment of autistic people and people with learning disabilities. “We welcome the Health and Social Care Select Committee’s recommendations on the treatment of autistic people and people with learning disabilities in their new report. Autistic

  • Culture of Care Programme

    DONATE Search Search Search The Culture of Care Programme is part of NHS England's Quality Transformation Programme. This programme aims to improve the culture of inpatient mental health, learning disability and autism wards for patients and staff so that they are safe, therapeutic and equitable places to be cared for, and fulfilling places to work. Explore the programme

  • RCPsych responds to Department for Education’s Alternative Provision Improvement Plan

    identification of autism. We hope in practice, staffing numbers will be able to meet demand, children with autism who have co-existing mental health conditions. Investment in the psychiatric

  • RCPsych responds to the CQC's State of Care report

    The Care Quality Commission have published this year's State of Care, their annual assessment of the state of health and social care in England. Responding to the report, Professor Wendy Burn, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, said: “This report confirms our serious concerns about the worsening quality of care in mental health, learning disability and autism inpatient services, ’s learning disability and autism services. We must have a thorough understanding of what

  • Dean's Grand Rounds - Neurodiversity in women during the perinatal period

    of their families. This webinar will consider what we know about ADHD and Autism in the perinatal period as well, Ziv Dr Dilara Yozgatli Dr Libby Bryant Slides Autism in the perinatal period – Dr Sam Porter QI

  • NDPSIG - Latest updates

    has spent a lot of time on the development of an advanced autism course for psychiatrists, the National Autism Training Programme, which is being led by Karen Quinton who helped put the MRCPsych exams, . Conor Davidson has been doing sterling work as the Autism Champion and the College has accepted that it needs to develop a position statement on Autism which should be out next year. Our work, the worth of having an Autism Champion, the College has decided to appoint an ADHD champion. We

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