COVID-19

Today’s top COVID-19 news

Today’s top COVID-19 news

The UK’s top health news on Friday 18 September 2020

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Safe and secure – running exams in a pandemic

Safe and secure – running exams in a pandemic

On the 23rd March this year we closed the doors to our College buildings in Glasgow. With the spread of COVID-19 on the rise, the Scottish Government joined with the other administrations across the UK to put the country on lockdown. Offices and non-essential shops were closed, along with public spaces such as libraries, communal parks and playgrounds, and places of worship.

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Obesity and COVID-19: are they linked? An update of the evidence

Obesity and COVID-19: are they linked? An update of the evidence

In June this year we reviewed evidence published throughout the COVID-19 pandemic that suggested a potential link between obesity and severity of COVID-19. Since then, evidence has continued to emerge, and while some limitations remain, it has become clear: there is an association between obesity, severity and worse outcomes from COVID-19.

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BMA COVID-19 memorial for Healthcare Workers – 15 September

BMA COVID-19 memorial for Healthcare Workers – 15 September

We would encourage all members of our College community to take part in observing a minute’s silence on Tuesday 15th September for those who put their health at risk, caring for patients during the worst of COVID-19.

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Surgical trainees in the Independent Sector – Intercollegiate Statement

Surgical trainees in the Independent Sector – Intercollegiate Statement

The Presidents of the four Royal Surgical Colleges in the UK and Ireland have issued the following joint statement following the announcement today by NHSE of an agreement to allow surgeons in training access to independent hospital operating lists.

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Behind the scenes of this week’s Virtual Diploma Ceremony

Behind the scenes of this week’s Virtual Diploma Ceremony

For many of us at the College, our Diploma Ceremonies are the highlight of the College year.

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College joins calls to protect renters during COVID-19 pandemic

College joins calls to protect renters during COVID-19 pandemic

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has joined with 15 other public health bodies in the UK to call on the UK Government to extend their current eviction ban and protect renters. We’re joined together to write to the Housing Minister Robert Jenrick MP to raise concerns about the increased risk of COVID-19 likely to be faced by people who are made homeless. The letter calls for the UK Government to:

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College’s HOPE Foundation supports art therapy charity

College’s HOPE Foundation supports art therapy charity

Teapot Trust has been awarded £8,500 from the College’s grant-making programme the HOPE Foundation. These vital funds will enable the charity to provide crucial art therapy services for young Rheumatology patients and their families, who normally attend the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow.

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The future challenges of Travel Medicine in the era of COVID-19

The future challenges of Travel Medicine in the era of COVID-19

We are all now living in and adjusting to life as dictated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has brought about major changes to our work and home life which has left us all with great uncertainty to the future. I will explore what I see the challenges might be, and how the travel medicine fraternity might contribute to the response and adapt travel medicine practice to the changed future.

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JCST: COVID-19 and Trainee Progression in 2020 (update V) – 7 August 2020

JCST: COVID-19 and Trainee Progression in 2020 (update V) – 7 August 2020

The Joint Committee on Surgical Training (JCST) has today (Friday 7th August 2020) published the attached document on COVID-19 and Trainee Progression in 2020.

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