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September 2022 news and statements

College Statement on Secretary of State for Health’s “Our Plan For Patients”

23 Sep 2022

We welcome the Secretary of State’s focus on ambulances, the backlog, care, doctors and dentists as the key priorities for her new role. However, it is only by solving the workforce issues our Fe...

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College Statement on AoMRC ‘Fixing the NHS’ Report

21 Sep 2022

The Academy report published today is the starkest warning yet of the challenges our NHS faces over this crucial winter period and beyond.  ...

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College Statement on the Passing of Queen Elizabeth II

12 Sep 2022

“The whole community of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow notes with sadness the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We extend our condolences to King Charles III, ...

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College admits new Honorary Fellows

08 Sep 2022

Mr Mark Slack and Brigadier (Retd) Alistair Hamish Mcgregor Macmillan have been admitted as Honorary Fellows of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow at an event at the University...

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College statement on new UK Prime Minister

06 Sep 2022

Commenting on Liz Truss’s appointment and the challenges ahead, Mike McKirdy, President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow said: “Regardless of who is Prime Minister we ...

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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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