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College calls for flexible working plan for doctors

College calls for flexible working plan for doctors

The General Medical Council’s new report, “The state of medical education and practice in the UK 2019” has been published today (18 December 2018). The report highlights changing approaches to work-life balance and career development, which will impact on UK health services’ ability to plan for patient demand. Speaking about the publication, the President of our College, Professor Jackie Taylor said:

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Royal College calls for long-term action on NHS pensions to avert retirement crisis

Royal College calls for long-term action on NHS pensions to avert retirement crisis

Professor Jackie Taylor, the President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has called for a long-term solution to be found to retain experienced NHS consultants in the health service. The call follows separate announcements this week by the UK and Scottish Governments of short-term measures designed to encourage consultants to maintain or increase their working hours over the busy winter period.

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Glasgow’s Royal College sets out its policy priorities for the next UK government

Glasgow’s Royal College sets out its policy priorities for the next UK government

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has set out its policy priorities for the next UK government in a new document published today. The document is published as the NHS takes centre stage in the general election campaign.

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Doctors’ pensions tax issue now having a real impact on patient care

Doctors’ pensions tax issue now having a real impact on patient care

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Secretary of State for Health (attached) calling on them to urgently address the pensions tax issue that is causing many of the UK’s most senior doctors to reduce their overtime or leave the NHS altogether.

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#TipsForNewDocs – Dr Richard Hull

#TipsForNewDocs – Dr Richard Hull

Dr Richard Hull, Honorary Secretary of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

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College responds to NHS Long Term Plan

College responds to NHS Long Term Plan

The College has responded to the publication of NHS England’s Long Term Plan, calling for a accompanying workforce plan.

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College welcomes funding to improve technology

College welcomes funding to improve technology

The College welcomes today’s announcement of £200 million of funding to improve the use of technology in the NHS by the Secretary of State for Health Matt Hancock.

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Patient safety compromised by NHS under-staffing

Patient safety compromised by NHS under-staffing

Senior doctors have raised new concerns for patient safety in the NHS across the UK in a new report released today (Tuesday 26 June). The fears are highlighted in “Focus on Physicians 2017 – 18”. The report has been jointly published by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, and the Royal College of Physicians of London.

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#NHS70: exploring the Glasgow Coma Scale

#NHS70: exploring the Glasgow Coma Scale

To celebrate seventy years of the NHS and as part of the Glasgow Science Festival, The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow are hosting an event discussing two major medical developments developed in Glasgow by Fellows of the College – the Glasgow Coma Scale and Ultrasound

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