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College responds to publication of Health & Social Care Committee Workforce Report

25 Jul 2022

The House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee has today published its Workforce: Recruitment, Training and Retention in Health and Social Care report. ...

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Joint statement from Academy of Medical Royal Colleges on the Conservative leadership contest

22 Jul 2022

Medical leaders from Royal Colleges and Faculties have published a joint statement calling on the next prime minister to commit to proper workforce planning, a greater focus on preventing illness...

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College Statement on the GMC National Training Survey Results

21 Jul 2022

The College responds to the National Training Survey 2022 results. ...

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HEE Changes to the MRCP(UK) attainment rules for 2023 specialty recruitment

14 Jul 2022

Health Education England (HEE) has brought forward the date when candidates will need to demonstrate they have passed the MRCP(UK) diploma required to take up a specialty training post in the UK....

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Podiatry students receive the Professor Baird Award as best overall students

11 Jul 2022

An award named after Professor Stuart Baird, the past Dean of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow Faculty of Podiatric Medicine, has been awarded to Romy Baird and Rhona Price....

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Key priority areas

Workforce Recovery and Transformation
Health services in many parts of the world are over-stretched due to workforce shortages, rising demand for services and difficulties in retaining staff.
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A healthy healthcare workforce is essential for patient care. When the workforce is exhausted, experiencing burnout, and struggling to balance their work and personal lives, it impacts on everyone.
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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
We are committed to standing up for equality, diversity and inclusion. We want our College to reflect the diversity in the NHS workforce and in the patients that we care for.
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Climate Change and Sustainability
Climate change has caused great harm to our planet and warnings of increasingly extreme heatwaves, droughts and flooding will all place a significant burden on our health outcomes.
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Health Inequalities
The health inequalities in our society have been both highlighted and exacerbated by the covid pandemic. There is a need to do things differently.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the lives of healthcare professionals, and the urgent need to learn whilemfocusing on delivering the best care for our patients has been an enormous challenge.
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