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Census of higher specialty trainees 2020/21

Census of higher specialty trainees 2020/21

The three Royal Colleges of Physicians census of higher specialty trainees is now available to complete until Wednesday 31 March 2021.

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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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ACCEA Clinical Excellence Awards 2021

ACCEA Clinical Excellence Awards 2021

The Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA) will accept applications for new national awards from consultants and academic GPs working for the NHS in England and Wales and for renewed awards from those due to renew their award in 2021. This includes those who were due to renew in 2020 and whose awards were extended by one year.

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The state of medical education and practice in the UK

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:

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The medical workforce before COVID-19: results of the 2019 UK physician census

The medical workforce before COVID-19: results of the 2019 UK physician census

2020 has been dominated by the profound effects on the NHS of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the NHS moves from crisis management to recovery, longer term issues need to be addressed. The 2019 census reveals the continuing pressures on the medical workforce and the systems in which we work prior to the pandemic. The number of consultant posts needed continues to significantly outnumber supply.

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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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Make plans to get your flu vaccination now

Make plans to get your flu vaccination now

Throughout 2020 healthcare has been dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic. As we now move into winter, we face the additional challenge of having COVID-19 circulating at the same time as seasonal flu. As a College, we want all our Fellows and Members to be healthy to benefit you, your families and your patients. Increasing the […]

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Allied Health Professions Day – What does the future hold for podiatrists?

Allied Health Professions Day – What does the future hold for podiatrists?

On Allied Health Professions (AHPs) day, David Wylie, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine and Director of Professional Education reflects on the challenges and opportunities ahead for podiatry and its professional relationships.

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