COVID-19

Guest blog: Urgent appeal to help Malawi gain vital medical equipment to assist fight against COVID-19

Guest blog: Urgent appeal to help Malawi gain vital medical equipment to assist fight against COVID-19

As Malawi is hit by a second, more lethal wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, an urgent appeal is underway by the Scotland-Malawi Partnership to provide urgent medical equipment to the southern African country.

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Today’s top COVID-19 news

Today’s top COVID-19 news

The UK’s top health news on Friday 26 February 2021

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President of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow welcomes Feeley review of Adult Social Care in Scotland

President of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow welcomes Feeley review of Adult Social Care in Scotland

Professor Jackie Taylor, President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, has welcomed the publication of the Feeley review of Adult Social Care in Scotland.

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College Vice President reaches out to dental students

College Vice President reaches out to dental students

College Vice President (Dental) and Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, Mr Andy Edwards has reached out to dental students in Scotland following the recent announcement they will be required to extend their training by up to an additional year.

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Action to address health inequalities in a post-COVID UK

Action to address health inequalities in a post-COVID UK

One year on from the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, understanding how we address health inequalities has become vital in the fight to halt this virulent coronavirus.

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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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Time to heal: College President Jackie Taylor’s update

Time to heal: College President Jackie Taylor’s update

“Recovery and then renewal”. These four words in the title of a recent King’s Fund report by Michael West and Suzie Bailey really hit home to me. It is a simple message that we all need hear. We cannot expect to deliver the best care for our patients, if we are at the limit of our own reserves.

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Statement on updated guidance from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation and national public health authorities

Statement on updated guidance from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation and national public health authorities

In light of the recently updated guidance from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) and national public health authorities on vaccination priority and increasing the interval between the first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, representatives of the UK Royal Surgical Colleges, the Federation of Surgical Specialty Associations, and Upper Airway Group have issued the following statement:

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Joint UK Royal Surgical Colleges, Federation of Surgical Specialty Associations and Upper Airway Group Statement

Joint UK Royal Surgical Colleges, Federation of Surgical Specialty Associations and Upper Airway Group Statement

COVID-19 vaccination and dosing regimen In the light of the recent changed Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) and national public health authorities guidance on vaccination priority and increasing the interval between first and second doses of the vaccine, representatives of the Colleges, FSSA, and the Upper Airway Specialty Group have agreed the following: […]

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COVID-19 blog: Vaccinations and Louisa Jordan Hospital pilot

COVID-19 blog: Vaccinations and Louisa Jordan Hospital pilot

Dean of the Faculty of Travel Medicine Jane Chiodini wrote her first in a series of blogs about COVID-19 in January 2020. Almost one full year later, the vaccination programme has stated to roll out across the UK and beyond. In this post, Jane writes about the immunisation programme, and the role our membership are […]

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