October 2021 news and statements

College welcomes announcement on increase in medical trainee numbers

31 Oct 2021

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow very much welcomes the announcement by the Scottish Government of an additional 139 posts for medical trainees to be introduced in 2022. ...

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Addressing the Health Impact of Climate Change

28 Oct 2021

As world leaders arrive in Glasgow for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow is proactively working to ensure the voice of the healthcare...

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College welcomes new Dean of the Faculty of Travel Medicine Dr Sam Allen

27 Oct 2021

Dr Sam Allen has taken up the post as Dean of the Faculty of Travel Medicine at the Faculty’s Annual General Meeting on 27 October 2021. ...

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Scottish Academy Statement on the climate emergency

22 Oct 2021

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties in Scotland statement on the climate emergency ...

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Inaction & Inequality on Climate Change Kills – Sooner or Later, We Will Understand

18 Oct 2021

Looking ahead to COP26, Dr Gareth May writes about the need for global leaders to take action in response to the unfolding climate catastrophe. ...

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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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Wellbeing
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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COVID-19
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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