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Today’s top COVID-19 news

Today’s top COVID-19 news

The UK’s top health news on Thursday 6 August 2020

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Top Tips For New Doctors – Dr Jey Selwyn

Top Tips For New Doctors – Dr Jey Selwyn

Following our series on Tip Tips for New Doctors, one of our College Tutors and Consultant Physician at Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Dr Jey Selwyn gave his own top tips on becoming a doctor.

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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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The pandemic and the College’s Heritage

The pandemic and the College’s Heritage

In the latest edition of our membership magazine “voice”, our College’s Deputy Head of Heritage, Ross McGregor discusses how the work of our Heritage team has adapted during lockdown. A copy of this is below and College Members can read the full magazine by logging into their online dashboard account.

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Professor Balram Bhargava Awarded the President’s Medal

Professor Balram Bhargava Awarded the President’s Medal

Our College awards the President’s Medal each year to mark outstanding work by one of our Members or Fellows. This year’s recipient was Balram Bhargava, Professor of Cardiology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and was featured in the latest edition of our membership magazine “voice”. The feature is below and College Members can read the full magazine by logging into their online dashboard account.

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Royal College calls for greater uptake of flu vaccine amongst health and care workers

Royal College calls for greater uptake of flu vaccine amongst health and care workers

Special efforts should be made to increase the uptake of this year’s influenza vaccine amongst health and social care workers, says one of the UK’s leading medical bodies. The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow says that getting more staff immunised is vital to ensuring that the NHS can effectively cope with the expected increase in demand that the health service will face this winter. The call comes the week after the UK government announced that it was to extend its flu immunisation scheme to include all those over 50, and the publication of a report by the Academy of Medical Sciences which identified a range of challenges likely to face the health and care system this winter, including:

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COVID-19: What’s next?

COVID-19: What’s next?

In a series of webinars, our college has examined what the impact of COVID-19 will be on the operation of NHS services, and what secondary public health challenges are emerging from this crisis. This feature has been taken from the latest edition of our membership magazine “voice”. College Members can read the full magazine 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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Reporting of Deaths and Disease: Healthcare workers and COVID-19

Reporting of Deaths and Disease: Healthcare workers and COVID-19

Every doctor responsible for issuing a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death has a legal obligation to notify the Procurator Fiscal in Scotland as the Lord Advocate noted in his guidance of 15 May. In England and Wales deaths of cases in which ‘the registered medical practitioner suspects that the person’s death was due to … disease attributable to any employment held by the person’ should report the death to the Coroner. Unfortunately at the onset of the pandemic NHS guidance on excess COVID deaths and a BMJ editorial on COVID-19 death certification failed to mention this.

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Top Tips For New Doctors – Dr Kaitlin Mayne

Top Tips For New Doctors – Dr Kaitlin Mayne

Our final Top Tips For New Doctors is by Dr Kaitlin Mayne, CMT2 in Geriatrics Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow.

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