Public Health

Position Statements and Media Releases.

More needs to be done to prevent maternal deaths, leading doctors say (March 2015)

Following the Perinatal Mortality report published by MBRRACE, leading experts in obstetrics and other medical disciplines have called for improvements in care for pregnant women and new mothers. This statement outlines their recommendations.


Alcohol Health Alliance letter to Sir Jeremy Heywood (October 2014)

An open letter to Sir Jeremy Heywood from the Alcohol Health Alliance expressing concerns about the alcohol industry interests held by the appointed Chief Executive of the UK civil service. The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow is a member of the Alcohol Health Alliance.


Review of standardising tobacco packaging (April 2014)

The College issued a statement supporting the plan by the Scottish government to move towards plain packaging on cigarettes.


Type 2 diabetics inspired by Glasgow 2014 to improve their health (March 2014)

Joint media release with NHS greater Glasgow and Clyde promoting the 2014 Commonwealth Games Beat Diabetes Challenge.


Alcohol and Cancer (March 2013)

The College issued a statement in response to a report by the Alcohol Health Alliance "Alcohol and cancer", supporting the call for action to be taken to reduce population-level alcohol consumption. The College believes this can be achieved through a combination of measures including a minimum unit-price for alcohol and the provision of information to help inform people of the risks of alcohol.

Download the University of Stirling report "Health First: An evidence-based alcohol strategy for the UK".


Increase in alcohol-related cancers despite well-established link (March 2013)

Media release by Alcohol Health Alliance outlining the key findings of their ′Alcohol and cancer' report


A smoke-free generation by 2034 (March 2013)

A comment from the College on the Scottish Government's Tobacco Control Strategy

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