The state of medical education and practice in the UK
This year’s report found that, despite the pressures caused by COVID-19, 89% of doctors experienced at least one positive change during the pandemic. But BME doctors were less likely to share the positive experiences reported by many of their white counterparts:
Now is the time to tackle health inequalities – college joins new national campaign
The Inequalities in Health Alliance (IHA) is demanding a cross-government strategy to reduce health inequalities: unfair and avoidable differences in health across the population, and between different groups within society. Health inequalities, which may involve differences in access to health care or the standards of care available, can damage quality of life and even shorten life expectancy.
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 by logging into their online dashboard account.
College responds to report on the impact of COVID-19 on BAME groups
Speaking following the publication of Public Health England’s report “Beyond the data: Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on BAME groups”, College President Professor Jackie Taylor welcomed the report, and called on government to quickly develop plans to implements the recommendations.
From our President: COVID-19, equality and re-mobilising the NHS
In a period where all of our personal and work lives have already faced enormous challenges, the past couple of weeks must have been particularly difficult for our Fellows and Members across the world who are from the BAME communities.
The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on BAME people in the UK
Following the publication of “COVID-19: review of disparities in risks and outcomes”, a new report by Public Health England (Tuesday 2nd June), the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has called on government and NHS bodies to develop plans to understand and address this critical susceptibility as a matter of urgency.
Position Statement on risks of health care workers contracting COVID-19 as part of their contact with patients
BAME individuals play an important part in supporting and providing our NHS wherever they work in the NHS. While every death in active service is important and regrettable, if these individuals are disproportionately affected specific steps to protect them may be necessary.
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.
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 online.
College calls for action to support SAS doctors following GMC report
A concerted effort by employers, regulators and others in the sector is required to support doctors in Specialty and Associate Specialist (SAS) and Locally Employed (LE) roles, following the publication of a new survey by the General Medical Council (GMC) today (Thursday 9th January).