Wellbeing

College President Jackie Taylor’s update: Faith, hope and kindness

College President Jackie Taylor’s update: Faith, hope and kindness

For many of us working in healthcare in the UK over the past couple of months, it’s sometimes been difficult to see much beyond the end of the day. The sharp increase in the number of hospitalised patients with COVID-19 has been relentless: our health service and teams have been stretched to the limit and at times beyond that.

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Wellbeing webinar programme launched

Wellbeing webinar programme launched

The National Wellbeing Hub has launched a webinar programme with a focus on wellbeing for health and social care staff. Sessions include guidance on managing stress, coping with low mood, and managing working parenthood.

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College President Jackie Taylor’s Christmas message

College President Jackie Taylor’s Christmas message

Professor Jackie Taylor, President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has thanked Fellows and Members for their incredible professionalism and dedication to patient care over the last year.

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Scottish Royal Colleges call for end to health inequality in manifesto launch

Scottish Royal Colleges call for end to health inequality in manifesto launch

The Scottish Academy has proposed five key measures in its election manifesto for Scottish Parliament election which could help reduce health inequality in Scotland.

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Royal Colleges join together to call for a Scottish strategy to manage hospitals during second wave of COVID-19

Royal Colleges join together to call for a Scottish strategy to manage hospitals during second wave of COVID-19

“At the start of this pandemic the whole NHS pulled together to ensure that we were ready for the challenges we faced. We now need a similar effort to prepare for the long winter ahead.”

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BLOG: An exhausted NHS workforce faces a second wave of COVID-19

BLOG: An exhausted NHS workforce faces a second wave of COVID-19

“Clinicians everywhere however are feeling incredibly worried about the next few weeks and months. There has been considerable learning from the first wave, but much of the focus has been on “what went well?” and “what should we continue to do?” rather than “what could we have done better?” and therein lies the problem. If we fail to learn from past experience, we risk repeating the sub-optimal practices of the past.”

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Standing up for the wellbeing of our profession – changes to your appraisal

Standing up for the wellbeing of our profession – changes to your appraisal

The wellbeing of doctors can rarely have been more important, or equally more under threat.

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BMA COVID-19 memorial for Healthcare Workers – 15 September

BMA COVID-19 memorial for Healthcare Workers – 15 September

We would encourage all members of our College community to take part in observing a minute’s silence on Tuesday 15th September for those who put their health at risk, caring for patients during the worst of COVID-19.

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Obesity Action Scotland – changing lifestyles under COVID-19

Obesity Action Scotland – changing lifestyles under COVID-19

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 account.

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From the President

From the President

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.

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