Physicians

Enhanced care: new guidance on service development in the hospital setting

Enhanced care: new guidance on service development in the hospital setting

We are pleased to announce, in collaboration with the other Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK, the release of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine’s guidance for the development of Enhanced Care in the acute hospital setting.

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Ethical guidance published for frontline staff dealing with COVID-19 pandemic

Ethical guidance published for frontline staff dealing with COVID-19 pandemic

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has collaborated with the Royal College of Physicians of London and a range of other health bodies to publish ethical guidance for frontline staff dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, supported by more than a dozen other health organisations.

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Advanced Life Support (ALS) certification and working in acute medicine

Advanced Life Support (ALS) certification and working in acute medicine

Trainees will be aware that possession of a current ALS certificate is a mandatory requirement for training in the acute medical specialties, including core medical training/internal medicine training. As the pandemic with COVID-19 has struck, ALS courses have been suspended preventing trainees from immediate renewal of their certification and preventing others whose ALS certification has lapsed for a more prolonged period, from renewing. Ensuring capability for any specific task lies, of course, with the medical director of the employing organisation but in the absence of a certificating course the following is suggested:

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UPDATED: MRCP(UK) and Specialty Certificate Examinations cancelled until September 2020

UPDATED: MRCP(UK) and Specialty Certificate Examinations cancelled until September 2020

As a consequence of the ongoing global COVID-19 situation, the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK has taken the extremely difficult but necessary decision to cancel all MRCP(UK) examinations in the UK and internationally from Monday 16 March until September 2020.

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CPD requirements for physicians and the impact of COVID-19

CPD requirements for physicians and the impact of COVID-19

The Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians has today (Thursday 19 March 2020) issued the following statement on CPD

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MRCP(UK) and Specialty Certificate Examinations cancelled until September 2020

MRCP(UK) and Specialty Certificate Examinations cancelled until September 2020

As a consequence of the ongoing global COVID-19 situation, the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK has taken the extremely difficult but necessary decision to cancel all MRCP(UK) examinations in the UK and internationally from today, Monday 16 March, until September 2020.

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COVID-19 and Recognition of Trainee Progression in 2020

COVID-19 and Recognition of Trainee Progression in 2020

The pandemic of COVID-19 will lead to changes in learning opportunities for trainees in Core Medical, Internal Medicine and Medical Specialty training both in terms of experiences and in assessments.

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Pension tax driving half of doctors to retire early

Pension tax driving half of doctors to retire early

A survey of doctors by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has revealed that almost half (45%) have decided to retire at a younger age than previously planned, with 86% of them citing pension concerns as one of their reasons for this decision.

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Guest blog: Dr Richard Hull writes on the Federation CPD approvers’ meeting

Guest blog: Dr Richard Hull writes on the Federation CPD approvers’ meeting

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is an important part of professional practice which is reviewed annually at Appraisal and is necessary for Revalidation. For Physicians this is a Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians’ function with an approval system for external CPD and online diary.

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Focus on physicians – Census of consultant physicians and higher specialty trainees 2018

Focus on physicians – Census of consultant physicians and higher specialty trainees 2018

Each year the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow partners with the Royal College of Physicians of London (RCPL) and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE) to conduct a census of the UK’s physician workforce. The aim of the census, which is carried out by the RCP London’s Medical Workforce Unit, is to provide the three colleges, our partners and others with robust data on the state of the consultant and higher specialty trainee (HST) physician workforce in the UK.

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