Physicians

Congratulations to Jackie Taylor on her retirement from NHS

Congratulations to Jackie Taylor on her retirement from NHS

Our College community sends warm and heartfelt congratulations to our President, Professor Jackie Taylor who retires today from clinical work after dedicating 38 years of service to the NHS.

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Census of higher specialty trainees 2020/21

Census of higher specialty trainees 2020/21

The three Royal Colleges of Physicians census of higher specialty trainees is now available to complete until Wednesday 31 March 2021.

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Important statement about UK PACES examinations

Important statement about UK PACES examinations

Following a decision by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK in response to the UK wide lockdown and pressures on the NHS, we regret to advise that the start of the 2021.1 UK PACES examination diet is to be delayed until 13 March 2021. The three Royal Colleges of Physicians’ […]

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Important update on the MRCP(UK) Part 1 Examination in the UK on 12 January 2021

Important update on the MRCP(UK) Part 1 Examination in the UK on 12 January 2021

Originally posted by MRCPUK on 7 Jan 2021 here. As a consequence of the latest lockdown restrictions announced by the governments of the UK, the Federation of the three UK Royal Colleges of Physicians has taken the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the paper-based Part 1 examination due to take place in written centres in all […]

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College elects new Vice Presidents

College elects new Vice Presidents

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has appointed two new Vice Presidents following our recent College Council elections. Professor Andrew Gallagher and Mr John Scott have been elected as Vice President (Medical) and Vice President (Surgical) respectively.

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The medical workforce before COVID-19: results of the 2019 UK physician census

The medical workforce before COVID-19: results of the 2019 UK physician census

2020 has been dominated by the profound effects on the NHS of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the NHS moves from crisis management to recovery, longer term issues need to be addressed. The 2019 census reveals the continuing pressures on the medical workforce and the systems in which we work prior to the pandemic. The number of consultant posts needed continues to significantly outnumber supply.

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Medicine24 – one week to go

Medicine24 – one week to go

There is just one week to go until our flagship medical conference, Medicine24, returns.

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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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New Trainees’ Committee Co-Chairs

New Trainees’ Committee Co-Chairs

The College’s Trainees’ Committee has appointed two new Co-Chairs following its election of new office bearers.

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A healthy NHS needs healthy doctors

A healthy NHS needs healthy doctors

We’ve published the results of a survey we conducted in February 2020 on the wellbeing of consultant physicians,

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