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COVID-19: Survey shows that 1 in 3 doctors face mental health challenges

COVID-19: Survey shows that 1 in 3 doctors face mental health challenges

Responding today to the survey by BMA Scotland published today (Tuesday 21st April) which showed that a third of doctors said that during this pandemic, they were currently suffering from depression, anxiety, stress, burnout, emotional distress or other mental health condition relating to or made worse by their work, Professor Jackie Taylor, President of the […]

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Availability of Personal Protective Equipment

Availability of Personal Protective Equipment

We were concerned to learn through media reports at the weekend about potential shortages of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) across NHS England, and the change in guidance which was issued by Public Health England in response to this matter.

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COVID-19: College President and Lord Provost of Glasgow send an open letter to Glaswegians

COVID-19: College President and Lord Provost of Glasgow send an open letter to Glaswegians

The Lord Provost of Glasgow and College President Professor Jackie Taylor, have written a joint letter to the citizens of Glasgow with regard to the current health crisis.

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President’s Leadership Lecture with Dr Doyin Atewologun

President’s Leadership Lecture with Dr Doyin Atewologun

On 4 March 2020, the College will hold its latest President’s Leadership Lecture. This evening lecture will be delivered by Dr Doyin Atewologun, the Director of the Gender, Leadership and Inclusion Centre at Cranfield School of Management.

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The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties in Scotland Strategic Priorities 2020-2023

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties in Scotland Strategic Priorities 2020-2023

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties in Scotland (the “Scottish Academy”) has published its strategic priorities to 2023. The focus of the strategy is on collaborative working between the different medical professions in Scotland, to improve quality of care for patients.

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My First Year in Office

My First Year in Office

In the latest edition of our membership magazine “voice”, our President Professor Jackie Taylor has written an update on her work on your behalf. The full update is below. College Members can read the full magazine online.

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College supports national campaign to raise awareness of fatigue amongst healthcare staff

College supports national campaign to raise awareness of fatigue amongst healthcare staff

Our College is supporting the national Fight Fatigue campaign to help raise awareness of fatigue amongst NHS healthcare staff. The campaign, run in partnership with the Association of Anaesthetists, the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) aims to tackle the negative effects of shift working and fatigue on the NHS workforce.

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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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College Annual General Meeting 2019

College Annual General Meeting 2019

All members of the College are invited to this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), which will be held on Friday 6 December at 4.30pm.

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