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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Doctors stressed and overworked, says new GMC report
College President Professor Jackie Taylor has called for government to act now to address the growing workforce crisis in the NHS. The call follows the publication of new research which shows that over two-thirds of doctors work over their rostered hours on a weekly basis.
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.