July 2021 news and statements

Professor Jackie Taylor awarded honorary degree from GCU

29 Jul 2021

College President, Professor Jackie Taylor has been recognised with an honorary Doctor of Science (DSc) for her outstanding contribution to geriatric medicine, dedication to improving health and we...

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Memorandum of Understanding

28 Jul 2021

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the Arab Republic of Egypt have signed a memorandum of understanding to work ...

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National Training Survey highlights needs for wellbeing priority

27 Jul 2021

The GMC National Training Survey published today has further emphasised the need for support of the medical workforce to be a central component of service and training recovery plans at both local ...

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Medical training partnership announced in Glasgow

26 Jul 2021

A number of organisations involved in the training of healthcare professionals have joined forces in a partnership to enhance access to professional skills and education facilities across Glasgow....

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President reflects on Dame Clare Marx announcement

21 Jul 2021

College President, Professor Jackie Taylor has expressed her thanks and best wishes to Dame Clare Marx as she steps down from the role of Chair of the GMC following a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer...

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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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