December 2021 news and statements

MRCS Exam Schedule 2022 – Update

21 Dec 2021

The Intercollegiate Committee for Basic Surgical Examinations (ICBSE) and the four Surgical Royal Colleges of the United Kingdom and in Ireland can now confirm the MRCS exam schedule for 2022. ...

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Time to Heal: investment in practitioner wellbeing is ‘not a luxury, but a necessity’

17 Dec 2021

In the latest edition of VOICE magazine, Kristin Hay reflects on wellbeing, workforce and inclusivity as the key topics discussed during our President’s Conference, Time To Heal: Recovery and...

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The HOPE Foundation awards £28,000 in grants

16 Dec 2021

The College’s HOPE Foundation supports charitable initiatives that improve access to healthcare for disadvantaged groups. This year, the foundation has awarded a total of £28,000 in grants to pr...

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College joins call to pilot Overdose Prevention Centres

13 Dec 2021

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has joined an initiative led by The Faculty of Public Health and supported by over 70 health organisations to call for the UK Government to p...

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Professor Jackie Taylor hands over Presidency of the College to Mr Mike McKirdy

07 Dec 2021

Professor Jackie Taylor has completed her tenure as President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Announced at the College’s Annual General Meeting on Friday 3 December 20...

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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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