College President Jackie Taylor’s update: Faith, hope and kindness
For many of us working in healthcare in the UK over the past couple of months, it’s sometimes been difficult to see much beyond the end of the day. The sharp increase in the number of hospitalised patients with COVID-19 has been relentless: our health service and teams have been stretched to the limit and at times beyond that.
The National Wellbeing Hub has launched a webinar programme with a focus on wellbeing for health and social care staff. Sessions include guidance on managing stress, coping with low mood, and managing working parenthood.
College President Jackie Taylor’s Christmas message
Professor Jackie Taylor, President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has thanked Fellows and Members for their incredible professionalism and dedication to patient care over the last year.
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.”
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.
Obesity Action Scotland – changing lifestyles under COVID-19
The Programme Lead at Obesity Action Scotland, Lorraine Tulloch, has written for the latest edition of membership magazine “voice”. You can read this below and College members can view the full edition of “voice” by logging into their online dashboard account.
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 by logging into their online dashboard account.