Latest Climate Change news and statements

A strategy for NHS Scotland focused on reducing emissions and enhancing wellbeing

25 Nov 2021

Elaine Mulcahy, Director of UK Health Alliance on Climate Change and the College’s Head of Corporate Communications and Marketing writes about Scotland’s strategy for delivering a sustainab...

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College’s Trainee Climate Change and Health competition proposals

12 Nov 2021

As part of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow’s Climate Change and Health Webinar held last month, proposals were welcomed on an intervention or quality improvement proje...

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College welcomes net zero health commitments

10 Nov 2021

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow welcomed the commitment to helping the NHS cut emissions and create a more environmentally and socially sustainable health service. ...

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Addressing the Health Impact of Climate Change

28 Oct 2021

As world leaders arrive in Glasgow for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow is proactively working to ensure the voice of the healthcare...

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Scottish Academy Statement on the climate emergency

22 Oct 2021

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties in Scotland statement on the climate emergency ...

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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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Wellbeing
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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COVID-19
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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