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November 2022 news and statements

College Statement on the passing of Dame Clare Marx

28 Nov 2022

It was with great sadness that we heard the news that former Royal College of Surgeons of England President, Dame Clare Marx CBE, DL, MBBS, PRCS, had died. ...

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College Responds to the Autumn Statement

18 Nov 2022

“We welcome the publication of an independently verified NHS wide workforce plan over the next 5, 10 and 15 years early in the new year. This is something that our College and others have been en...

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Over 100 health and care organisations call for staffing forecasts in the NHS long-term workforce plan

17 Nov 2022

Over 100 health and care organisations, including the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, have signed a letter to the Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt in support of publishing the NHS lon...

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Tri-Collegiate Announcement of Green Theatre Initiative and Climate Emergency Declaration

15 Nov 2022

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, The Royal College of Surgeons of England acknowledge that climate change and anthropogenic envir...

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The College welcomes Dr Christine Goodall as Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery

14 Nov 2022

Dr Christine Goodall has taken up the post of Dean following her election at the Faculty of Dental Surgery AGM on 11 November 2022. ...

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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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