Latest Climate Change news and statements

Inaction & Inequality on Climate Change Kills – Sooner or Later, We Will Understand

18 Oct 2021

Looking ahead to COP26, Dr Gareth May writes about the need for global leaders to take action in response to the unfolding climate catastrophe. ...

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College joins global health community in call for climate action ahead of COP26 to avert “biggest health threat facing humanity”

11 Oct 2021

WHO report calls for ambitious climate commitments as the only path to long-term recovery from pandemic. The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has joined with the global health co...

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Wealthy nations must do much more, much faster

06 Sep 2021

The College joins over 200 health journals to call for emergency action to limit global temperature increases, restore biodiversity, and protect health ...

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Statement on Scotland’s Climate Assembly Recommendations for Action

25 Jun 2021

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has welcomed the publication yesterday of the Scotland’s Climate Assembly Recommendations for Action. ...

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Health leaders say Government air pollution plans are insufficient to protect the public

23 Jun 2021

College President, Professor Jackie Taylor, has joined twenty health leaders urging the government and peers to introduce new legally-binding air quality targets without delay. Members of the UK He...

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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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