August 2021 news and statements

Concern over rising case numbers

31 Aug 2021

President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, Professor Jackie Taylor, has expressed great concern regarding the rising Covid case numbers across the UK and urged people to ...

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Joint initiative for international medical graduates in Scotland

30 Aug 2021

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 s...

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NHS Scotland Recovery Plan

26 Aug 2021

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 ser...

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Support for Afghanistan

19 Aug 2021

The last 18 months have reinforced the fact that we are a global community but that huge inequalities exist between and within our societies. ...

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A letter from medics in their 20s and 30s

06 Aug 2021

Many very sick people are still coming into hospital with COVID-19. There are a mix of ages, including lots of people in their 20s and 30s who have not been vaccinated. ...

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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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