Could you be AoRMC’s Genomics Clinical Education Lead?

Could you be AoRMC’s Genomics Clinical Education Lead?

In October 2018 NHS England started work to create the NHS Genomic Medicine Service (GMS), including a National Genomic Test Directory and the establishment of a national network of seven Genomic Laboratory Hubs (GLHs) across England. Each GLH network closely with the Genomic Medicine Centres in their geographical area.

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The Season of Good Wellbeing starts tomorrow!

The Season of Good Wellbeing starts tomorrow!

Starting tomorrow (1 December) we’ll be starting our new campaign – “A Season of Good Wellbeing”.

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Our College is 420 years old today!

Our College is 420 years old today!

On 29th November 1599, surgeon Peter Lowe and a small group of surgeons, physicians and apothecaries were granted a charter by King James VI of Scotland.

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President’s address to our Admissions Ceremony – 22nd November 2019

President’s address to our Admissions Ceremony – 22nd November 2019

We held our final Admissions Ceremony for new Members and Fellows at Bute Hall in the University of Glasgow on Friday 22nd November.
College President Professor Jackie Taylor led the celebration – here’s the text of her full address to our new Fellows and Members.

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Royal College calls for long-term action on NHS pensions to avert retirement crisis

Royal College calls for long-term action on NHS pensions to avert retirement crisis

Professor Jackie Taylor, the President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has called for a long-term solution to be found to retain experienced NHS consultants in the health service. The call follows separate announcements this week by the UK and Scottish Governments of short-term measures designed to encourage consultants to maintain or increase their working hours over the busy winter period.

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Glasgow’s Royal College sets out its policy priorities for the next UK government

Glasgow’s Royal College sets out its policy priorities for the next UK government

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has set out its policy priorities for the next UK government in a new document published today. The document is published as the NHS takes centre stage in the general election campaign.

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Human Factors Conference – Thursday 21 November 2019

Human Factors Conference – Thursday 21 November 2019

A conference being run by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow this Thursday will examine human factors and their relevance to mistakes.

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Could a grant from the HOPE Foundation help your project improve people’s health?

Could a grant from the HOPE Foundation help your project improve people’s health?

Are you involved with a project or organisation which is making a positive difference to people’s health? Do you have an idea for a project which would make a positive impact on people’s health locally, nationally or internationally? If so, a grant from the College’s HOPE Foundation may be able to help you.

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College welcomes publication of new independent report into the wellbeing of doctors and medical students

College welcomes publication of new independent report into the wellbeing of doctors and medical students

The General Medical Council (GMC) have published a new independent report by Professor Michael West and Dame Denise Coia following a UK-wide review into the wellbeing of doctors and medical students.

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World Diabetes Day – Improving diabetic foot care

World Diabetes Day – Improving diabetic foot care

On World Diabetes Day, our College is delighted to lend its support to The College of Podiatry, which has today relaunched Improving Diabetic Foot Care: A Guide for Commissioners 

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Will calorie information appear on all the menus in the UK?

Will calorie information appear on all the menus in the UK?

Obesity Action Scotland’s Dr Anna Gryka-MacPhail has written an update for our membership magazine “voice”. College Members can read the full magazine through our website. In this article, Anna explains about calorie information potentially being on menus across the UK.

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Leadership development programme – Tomorrow’s Strategic Leader

Leadership development programme – Tomorrow’s Strategic Leader

The Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management’s Tomorrow’s Strategic Leader programme is currently open for applications. The programme is an expert-driven leadership development programme designed for consultants, senior trainees and GPs.

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Great Minds: The Brain in Medicine, Surgery and Psychiatry

Great Minds: The Brain in Medicine, Surgery and Psychiatry

Writing for the latest edition of our membership magazine “voice”, our Deputy Head of Heritage Ross McGregor explains the College’s new exhibition. College Members can read the full magazine through our website.

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Response to improvements in child dental health

Response to improvements in child dental health

A joint letter has been written to Joe FitzPatrick, the Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing in response to the announcement there has been a significant long-term decrease in the number of childhood fillings and tooth extractions in the Scotland since 2000-01.

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Doctors’ pensions tax issue now having a real impact on patient care

Doctors’ pensions tax issue now having a real impact on patient care

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Secretary of State for Health (attached) calling on them to urgently address the pensions tax issue that is causing many of the UK’s most senior doctors to reduce their overtime or leave the NHS altogether.

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Our new Fellowship Pack

Our new Fellowship Pack

Last week our UK-based Fellows began to receive their new Fellowship Pack from the college, containing our new Fellowship Pin, the latest edition of “voice” (our membership magazine) and some information on the recent work of the college.

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Founder’s Day Service – Glasgow Cathedral

Founder’s Day Service – Glasgow Cathedral

Each year, members of College Council and Faculty Boards participate in a service at Glasgow Cathedral to mark the anniversary of the founding of the College and afterwards, to lay a wreath on the tomb of Maister Peter Lowe which is in the Cathedral graveyard. This is a colourful occasion including a formal gowned procession.

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NHS Pensions Scheme – Considerations and Consultations

NHS Pensions Scheme – Considerations and Consultations

Graham MacLeod, financial planner at Tilney, has written for the latest edition of our membership magazine “voice”. Graham’s article is below and
College Members can read the full magazine through our website.

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Pension tax driving half of doctors to retire early

Pension tax driving half of doctors to retire early

A survey of doctors by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has revealed that almost half (45%) have decided to retire at a younger age than previously planned, with 86% of them citing pension concerns as one of their reasons for this decision.

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President’s Update – autumn 2019

President’s Update – autumn 2019

In the latest edition of our membership magazine “voice”, our President Professor Jackie Taylor has written an update on her work on your behalf. The full update is below. College Members can read the full magazine through our website.

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Dental Awards winners

Dental Awards winners

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons have announced the winners from its Dental Awards. Members of the College can apply for an award to help develop their professional skills. There is a selection of Awards and Scholarships available including those with a Dental focus.

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Dr Alastair Ireland’s top five tips for Making Life Work Better

Dr Alastair Ireland’s top five tips for Making Life Work Better

The latest wellbeing recommendations for making healthcare professionals’ life work better comes from Dr Alastair Ireland. Alastair is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Glasgow Royal Infirmary and Clinical Lead, Realistic Medicine at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

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Scottish Medical Workforce – an outline of challenges and offer of solutions

Scottish Medical Workforce – an outline of challenges and offer of solutions

The workforce challenges facing the NHS are now the greatest current threat to the provision of quality health care in the UK. While the number of consultant posts in NHS Scotland has increased by about 15 percent in the past 5 years, these posts remain unfilled due to a shortage of doctors.

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College President receives Honorary Fellowship

College President receives Honorary Fellowship

Our College President, Professor Jackie Taylor, has been admitted to the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland as part of their annual conference, the St Luke’s Symposium.

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Guest blog: Dr Richard Hull writes on the Federation CPD approvers’ meeting

Guest blog: Dr Richard Hull writes on the Federation CPD approvers’ meeting

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is an important part of professional practice which is reviewed annually at Appraisal and is necessary for Revalidation. For Physicians this is a Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians’ function with an approval system for external CPD and online diary.

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Simon Fleming’s top tips for Making Life Work Better

Simon Fleming’s top tips for Making Life Work Better

On 12 September 2019 our College held the “Making Life Work Better” conference as part of our wellbeing focus for healthcare professionals. Following on from the tips and advice shared around the time of the conference, we have further recommendations from the speakers.

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Focus on physicians – Census of consultant physicians and higher specialty trainees 2018

Focus on physicians – Census of consultant physicians and higher specialty trainees 2018

Each year the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow partners with the Royal College of Physicians of London (RCPL) and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE) to conduct a census of the UK’s physician workforce. The aim of the census, which is carried out by the RCP London’s Medical Workforce Unit, is to provide the three colleges, our partners and others with robust data on the state of the consultant and higher specialty trainee (HST) physician workforce in the UK.

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