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COVID-19 – Guidance to trainee doctors

COVID-19 – Guidance to trainee doctors

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to grow daily, the trainee committees of the three Royal Colleges of Physicians have come together to jointly publish the following statement to provide guidance to trainee doctors.

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Supporting the COVID-19 response: Guidance regarding Medical Education and Training

Supporting the COVID-19 response: Guidance regarding Medical Education and Training

The four Statutory Education Bodies covering the UK published this
open letter entitled “Supporting the COVID-19 response: Guidance regarding Medical Education and Training” on Tuesday 10th March 2020.

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Royal College responds to UK Budget announcements

Royal College responds to UK Budget announcements

Responding to the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s budget statement today (Wednesday 11th March 2020) , Professor Jackie Taylor, President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow said:

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Q&A with John Sturrock QC

Q&A with John Sturrock QC

John Sturrock QC has been described as “universally regarded as Scotland’s finest mediator” and is rated as one of the leading professional mediators in the UK. Who’s Who Legal describes him as “internationally recognised as a major player in this area”. He recently gained further prominence in the healthcare sector when his report to the Scottish Government “into Cultural Issues related to allegations of Bullying and Harassment in NHS Highland” was published last year.

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Caring for doctors, Caring for patients

Caring for doctors, Caring for patients

In September 2019, Professor Michael West, Professor of Organisational Psychology at Lancaster University Management School and Senior Visiting Fellow at The King’s Fund presented at “Making Life Work Better”, a one-day conference run in partnership with our college, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board and Medics against Violence.

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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 writes to Matt Hancock MP to set out our health priorities for new government

College writes to Matt Hancock MP to set out our health priorities for new government

College President Professor Jackie Taylor, has written today to Matt Hancock MP, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to set out what the college believes should be the new UK government’s health priorities for the coming parliament. The call comes on the day that the Secretary of State officially presents the NHS […]

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College calls for action to support SAS doctors following GMC report

College calls for action to support SAS doctors following GMC report

A concerted effort by employers, regulators and others in the sector is required to support doctors in Specialty and Associate Specialist (SAS) and Locally Employed (LE) roles, following the publication of a new survey by the General Medical Council (GMC) today (Thursday 9th January).

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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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