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Joint statement on the BMA ballot for junior doctor strike action in England

27 Jan 2023

We know that our members will not take any decisions over strike action lightly and that the best interests of the patients they care for will be a central consideration. Whatever decision is made,...

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Past President Recognised in New Year’s Honours List

31 Dec 2022

Our College extends warmest congratulations to Professor Jackie Taylor, former President of the College, who has been awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours List. ...

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Hospitals and helping people experiencing homelessness this winter

12 Dec 2022

As the cost of energy and food, rents and mortgages continue to rise, we are concerned that a significant number of people may find themselves homeless for the first time this winter. All healthcar...

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College AGM Election Results

05 Dec 2022

The following were elected to Council/Executive Board at the College AGM on Friday 2nd December 2022: ...

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College Statement on the passing of Dame Clare Marx

28 Nov 2022

It was with great sadness that we heard the news that former Royal College of Surgeons of England President, Dame Clare Marx CBE, DL, MBBS, PRCS, had died. ...

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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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