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Latest coronavirus update for doctors and healthcare professionals – Friday 28 February 2020

As March approaches who would have predicted that such significant changes would have dominated the world news in the first two months of 2020. Developments around coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 escalate. It’s hard to appreciate that since my last blog just two weeks ago, news headlines such as the Princess Diamond cruise ship quarantined in Japan with eventual numbers of over 690 cases on board have been overtaken by reports of serious outbreaks in Northern Italy; worrying details about the situation in Iran; large sporting events being cancelled around the world; Saudi Arabia announcing the temporary suspension of visits to the Kingdom for religious purpose including Umrah, and whilst it is too early to decide right now, the status of the Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo in less than five months quite uncertain. It’s no wonder the stock market is in turmoil.

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First ever MRCP(UK) PACES examinations to take place in Pakistan

First ever MRCP(UK) PACES examinations to take place in Pakistan
The Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom is delighted to confirm that it will open its first MRCP(UK) PACES examination centre in Pakistan later in 2020. This decision follows the successful running of a full mock PACES at the PAK-Emirates Hospital in Rawalpindi on 7 and 8 February 2020. PACES is the largest international clinical examination for postgraduate doctors in the world and will provide doctors from Pakistan the opportunity to take this high-quality examination in their own country for the first time.

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College calls for government to implement new health inequalities report in full

College calls for government to implement new health inequalities report in full
College President Professor Jackie Taylor has joined with other health leaders to call on the Prime Minister to accept in full the recommendations set out in Health Equity in England: The Marmot Review 10 years on, published today (Tuesday 25 February) by the Institute for Health Equity and the Health Foundation.

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President's Leadership Lecture with Dr Doyin Atewologun

President's Leadership Lecture with Dr Doyin Atewologun
On 4 March 2020, the College will hold its latest President's Leadership Lecture. This evening lecture will be delivered by Dr Doyin Atewologun, the Director of the Gender, Leadership and Inclusion Centre at Cranfield School of Management.

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Professor Balram Bhargava awarded College’s President’s Medal

Professor Balram Bhargava awarded College’s President’s Medal
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has awarded its President’s medal to Professor Balram Bhargava at a ceremony today in Glasgow.

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Latest coronavirus update for doctors and healthcare professionals – Friday 14th February

Latest coronavirus update for doctors and healthcare professionals – Friday 14th February
Two weeks on from the first College blog and a significant amount of news has happened – here is a brief update from Jane Chiodini, Dean of our Faculty of Travel Medicine.

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Energy is Rising

Energy is Rising
The Programme Lead at Obesity Action Scotland, Lorraine Tulloch, has written for the latest edition of membership magazine "voice". You can read this below and College members can view the full edition of "voice" by logging into their online dashboard.

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