International Women’s Day an opportunity to reflect on equality for all
In December 2018, I was elected President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. It was a milestone in many ways. For me personally, it was the culmination of years of dedication and hard work.
Voting rights extended to international Fellows and Members
As part of the College’s review of its governance structure and processes, we are pleased to confirm that all Fellows and Members of the College and its Faculties, who have paid the current year’s subscription fee appropriate to their own country of residence, will now be able to vote in the annual elections to College Council and Faculty Executive Boards. This resolution was passed at the College’s Annual General Meeting on 4 December 2020, with 90% in favour of the motion.
Reframed: Conversations about heritage and inclusion
This year the Heritage team launches a new monthly series of events titled ‘Reframed – Conversations about Heritage and Inclusion’. The aim of these events is to reveal our heritage collections in new ways – reframing our heritage to address issues of equality, diversity and inclusion.
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.