Physicians

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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New JRCPTB “Training matters” newsletter

New JRCPTB “Training matters” newsletter

The Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB) has published its latest digital newsletter. “Training matters”.

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College welcomes new Acting President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

College welcomes new Acting President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

President of the College, Professor Jackie Taylor, has welcomed Professor Angela Thomas as Acting President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

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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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