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November 2023 news and statements

Royal College honours top surgical trainee 

27 Nov 2023

A general surgery trainee at Paisley’s Royal Alexandra Hospital has been awarded the Teasdale Medal from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.  ...

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College welcomes diplomates at ceremony in Malaysia

23 Nov 2023

Our President joined representatives from the Malaysian Urological Association and Ministry of Health in congratulating new Fellows and Members ...

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Sir Harry Burns awarded Honorary Fellowship

17 Nov 2023

Scotland’s former Chief Medical Officer and leading light in global public health, Professor Sir Harry Burns, has been made an Honorary Fellow of the College. ...

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Top honour for College President Mike McKirdy 

15 Nov 2023

College President, Mike McKirdy, was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland (RCSI) last week. ...

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Green Surgery report sets the groundwork for reducing the carbon footprint of surgical care

14 Nov 2023

The College has endorsed a new report setting the groundwork for reducing the carbon footprint of surgical care. ...

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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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