Physicians

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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Royal Physician Colleges sign up to partnership

Royal Physician Colleges sign up to partnership

The presidents of the three Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom have signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) which sets out how the colleges will continue to collaborate on key education, training and assessment activities through their working relationship known as the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK.

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Colleges call for increase in visas for physicians

Colleges call for increase in visas for physicians

Senior doctors have called on the UK government to make special provision to increase the number of doctors from outside the EEA. The call comes in response to staff shortages across the NHS, and as the health service makes preparations for when the UK leaves the EU in March 2019.

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Medicine24: infections in people who inject drugs

Medicine24: infections in people who inject drugs

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow is to host a speaker at their flagship conference, Medicine24 who will talk about infections in people who inject drugs.

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Safe Medical Staffing – a guide from RCP

Safe Medical Staffing – a guide from RCP

The Royal College of Physicians has launched its working party report into Safe Medical Staffing.

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New Physicians’ CPD app saves you time

New Physicians’ CPD app saves you time

The Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is pleased to announce the launch of the new Physicians’ CPD app.

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