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 […]
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).
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:
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.
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.
Leadership development programme – Tomorrow’s Strategic Leader
The Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management’s Tomorrow’s Strategic Leader programme is currently open for applications. The programme is an expert-driven leadership development programme designed for consultants, senior trainees and GPs.
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.
NHS Pensions Scheme – Considerations and Consultations
Graham MacLeod, financial planner at Tilney, has written for the latest edition of our membership magazine “voice”. Graham’s article is below and
College Members can read the full magazine through our website.
Pension tax driving half of doctors to retire early
A survey of doctors by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has revealed that almost half (45%) have decided to retire at a younger age than previously planned, with 86% of them citing pension concerns as one of their reasons for this decision.