COVID-19

Today’s top COVID-19 news

Today’s top COVID-19 news

The UK’s top health news on Tuesday 24 November 2020

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College supports new restrictions in Scotland to keep people safe and protect the NHS

College supports new restrictions in Scotland to keep people safe and protect the NHS

The President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow today declared the College’s support for the new restrictions announced by Scotland’s First Minister today (Tuesday 17th November) as a means to reduce community transmission of COVID-19, and in turn save lives and protect the NHS. In a statement to the Scottish Parliament, […]

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College welcomes new framework for the prioritisation of clinical care in Scotland

College welcomes new framework for the prioritisation of clinical care in Scotland

“It’s right that all patients get the treatment they need and that we should seek to prevent backlogs of cases wherever possible, but our NHS services need to be able to find the right balance so that those patients who have the greatest clinical need are always able to be treated as a priority.”

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Steroid injections and COVID-19 – Updated Guidance November 2020

Steroid injections and COVID-19 – Updated Guidance November 2020

The College of Podiatry and the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow have reviewed their guidance on the use of corticosteroid injections in light of experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. This joint statement provides updated details on our guidance and recommendations.

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COVID-19: Ongoing delivery of our conferences and teaching courses

COVID-19: Ongoing delivery of our conferences and teaching courses

Throughout this pandemic, our College has sought to provide certainty and clarity with regards to our delivery of education activity. Our conferences and teaching courses will continue to remain online for the foreseeable future; procedural courses which cannot be delivered online and are important for progression through training will continue to run in a COVID-secure way.

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BLOG: We need more testing and greater flexibility for hospitals to combat the new wave of COVID-19

BLOG: We need more testing and greater flexibility for hospitals to combat the new wave of COVID-19

“We need a strategy to help us through the next few months. First and foremost we need to reduce community transmission by whatever means work best and a collective societal contract to follow guidance. Next, there will have to be some flexibility in the balance of acute COVID-19 work, non COVID-19 acute work and elective work. The balance of activity will vary for different areas of the country: one size will not fit all, but health boards and trusts need to be given “permission” to reduce elective activity where necessary.”

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Royal Colleges join together to call for a Scottish strategy to manage hospitals during second wave of COVID-19

Royal Colleges join together to call for a Scottish strategy to manage hospitals during second wave of COVID-19

“At the start of this pandemic the whole NHS pulled together to ensure that we were ready for the challenges we faced. We now need a similar effort to prepare for the long winter ahead.”

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BLOG: An exhausted NHS workforce faces a second wave of COVID-19

BLOG: An exhausted NHS workforce faces a second wave of COVID-19

“Clinicians everywhere however are feeling incredibly worried about the next few weeks and months. There has been considerable learning from the first wave, but much of the focus has been on “what went well?” and “what should we continue to do?” rather than “what could we have done better?” and therein lies the problem. If we fail to learn from past experience, we risk repeating the sub-optimal practices of the past.”

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Make plans to get your flu vaccination now

Make plans to get your flu vaccination now

Throughout 2020 healthcare has been dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic. As we now move into winter, we face the additional challenge of having COVID-19 circulating at the same time as seasonal flu. As a College, we want all our Fellows and Members to be healthy to benefit you, your families and your patients. Increasing the […]

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College responds to COVID-19 new guidance and restrictions

College responds to COVID-19 new guidance and restrictions

As the number of cases of COVID-19 continue to increase across the UK, governments in all four nations have taken action to get the virus under control. This has resulted in new guidance and restrictions being implemented both regionally and nationally, with more expected in some parts of England over the next week.

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