Workforce

Scottish Royal Colleges call for end to health inequality in manifesto launch

Scottish Royal Colleges call for end to health inequality in manifesto launch

The Scottish Academy has proposed five key measures in its election manifesto for Scottish Parliament election which could help reduce health inequality in Scotland.

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ACCEA Clinical Excellence Awards 2021

ACCEA Clinical Excellence Awards 2021

The Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA) will accept applications for new national awards from consultants and academic GPs working for the NHS in England and Wales and for renewed awards from those due to renew their award in 2021. This includes those who were due to renew in 2020 and whose awards were extended by one year.

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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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Royal Colleges join together to call for a Scottish strategy to manage hospitals during second wave of COVID-19

Royal Colleges join together to call for a Scottish strategy to manage hospitals during second wave of COVID-19

“At the start of this pandemic the whole NHS pulled together to ensure that we were ready for the challenges we faced. We now need a similar effort to prepare for the long winter ahead.”

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BLOG: An exhausted NHS workforce faces a second wave of COVID-19

BLOG: An exhausted NHS workforce faces a second wave of COVID-19

“Clinicians everywhere however are feeling incredibly worried about the next few weeks and months. There has been considerable learning from the first wave, but much of the focus has been on “what went well?” and “what should we continue to do?” rather than “what could we have done better?” and therein lies the problem. If we fail to learn from past experience, we risk repeating the sub-optimal practices of the past.”

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BMA COVID-19 memorial for Healthcare Workers – 15 September

BMA COVID-19 memorial for Healthcare Workers – 15 September

We would encourage all members of our College community to take part in observing a minute’s silence on Tuesday 15th September for those who put their health at risk, caring for patients during the worst of COVID-19.

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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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Doctors’ pensions tax issue now having a real impact on patient care

Doctors’ pensions tax issue now having a real impact on patient care

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Secretary of State for Health (attached) calling on them to urgently address the pensions tax issue that is causing many of the UK’s most senior doctors to reduce their overtime or leave the NHS altogether.

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Doctors stressed and overworked, says new GMC report

Doctors stressed and overworked, says new GMC report

College President Professor Jackie Taylor has called for government to act now to address the growing workforce crisis in the NHS. The call follows the publication of new research which shows that over two-thirds of doctors work over their rostered hours on a weekly basis.

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Scottish Medical Workforce – an outline of challenges and offer of solutions

Scottish Medical Workforce – an outline of challenges and offer of solutions

The workforce challenges facing the NHS are now the greatest current threat to the provision of quality health care in the UK. While the number of consultant posts in NHS Scotland has increased by about 15 percent in the past 5 years, these posts remain unfilled due to a shortage of doctors.

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