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Inequalities in health: What do we know and what can we do?

25 Oct 2023

The UK’s National Health Service was designed in response to visible health inequalities, pushed forward by collectivist attitudes in the post-war era. Widening access to healthcare for all peopl...

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College shares open letter to Health Secretary on Major Conditions Strategy

28 Jun 2023

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has co-signed an open letter with the British Geriatrics Society and other leading health and care organisations regarding the proposed Major...

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College joins UKHACC in urging First Minister to lead on climate for health

12 May 2023

The UK Health Alliance on Climate Change and its members have sent a letter to the First Minister, urging him to prioritise sustainability and lead in driving forward the critical changes needed to...

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College joins RCP London to ask Welsh Government how they are working to reduce inequalities

27 Apr 2023

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow have joined the Royal College of Physicians to call on Welsh Government officials, asking them to report on the actions they are taking to re...

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Call for Urgent Action to Tackle Rising Alcohol Deaths in Scotland

21 Apr 2023

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow have joined with over 30 organisations to call for an emergency response by the Scottish Government to tackle rising alcohol deaths. The brie...

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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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