Workforce

Joint initiative for international medical graduates in Scotland

Joint initiative for international medical graduates in Scotland

A joint initiative by our College Engagement Team and NHS Education for Scotland is paving the way for international medical graduates (IMGs) in Scotland to access additional support to help them settle into their new roles within the NHS.

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NHS Scotland Recovery Plan

NHS Scotland Recovery Plan

We welcome the publication yesterday of the Scottish Government’s five year NHS Recovery Plan, which outlines ambitious targets and actions to address some of the key challenges in our health service. There are many positive initiatives in this plan and it is encouraging to see a realistic time scale.

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National Training Survey highlights needs for wellbeing priority

National Training Survey highlights needs for wellbeing priority

The GMC National Training Survey published today has further emphasised the need for support of the medical workforce to be a central component of service and training recovery plans at both local and national levels.

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College welcomes English workforce review

College welcomes English workforce review

On behalf of the Royal Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, President Professor Jackie Taylor has welcomed the announcement yesterday of a health and social care workforce review in England.

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College President endorses report on NHS and Social Care burnout

College President endorses report on NHS and Social Care burnout

Professor Jackie Taylor, President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has endorsed the findings of a new report Workforce burnout and resilience in the NHS and social care which concludes that an overhaul is needed to tackle NHS and social care workforce burnout which has now reached a state of emergency.

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Recovering the healthcare workforce and service for our patients

Recovering the healthcare workforce and service for our patients

The Scottish Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties and BMA Scotland have worked together to produce a new briefing document to ensure that the views of the healthcare workforce contribute to discussions around recovery, remobilisation and transformation of the health service in the months and years ahead.

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A chance for real change in the NHS after COVID-19

A chance for real change in the NHS after COVID-19

While the pandemic has brought the best out of our NHS and its staff, it has also highlighted and exacerbated the ongoing challenges that we have faced in recent years.

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Citations for Applications for Clinical Excellence Awards 2021

Citations for Applications for Clinical Excellence Awards 2021

The College was pleased to assess applicants for Clinical Excellence Awards (CEA) in England and Wales earlier this month. CEA awards are not available in Scotland although Merit Awards still exist for those who received them in the past and are still working. They can be renewed but do not require citations.

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BMA Scotland Consultants Report 2021 – Our response

BMA Scotland Consultants Report 2021 – Our response

The President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, Professor Jackie Taylor has commented on the publication today (Friday 26 March 2021) of the British Medical Association Scotland (BMA) Report on consultant retention in the NHS 2021.

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College President Jackie Taylor’s update: Faith, hope and kindness

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.

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