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College joins calls to protect renters during COVID-19 pandemic

College joins calls to protect renters during COVID-19 pandemic

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has joined with 15 other public health bodies in the UK to call on the UK Government to extend their current eviction ban and protect renters. We’re joined together to write to the Housing Minister Robert Jenrick MP to raise concerns about the increased risk of COVID-19 likely to be faced by people who are made homeless. The letter calls for the UK Government to:

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Doctors and surgeons can provide vital evidence to help reduce alcohol harm

Doctors and surgeons can provide vital evidence to help reduce alcohol harm

In this guest blog by Meg Griffiths, Communications Manager from Alcohol Health Alliance UK (AHA), she explains about evidence being needed for the UK having an alcohol strategy and how you can provide evidence on reducing alcohol harm:

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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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Glasgow’s Royal College sets out its policy priorities for the next UK government

Glasgow’s Royal College sets out its policy priorities for the next UK government

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has set out its policy priorities for the next UK government in a new document published today. The document is published as the NHS takes centre stage in the general election campaign.

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