Statement on Myanmar

09 Feb 2021

College President, Professor Jackie Taylor has expressed deep concern for our Fellows and Members in Myanmar and their friends and relatives around the world. We are hopeful for a peaceful settlement and welcome the assurance from the United Nations that it will do all it can to unite the country.

Statement

College President, Professor Jackie Taylor has expressed deep concern for our Fellows and Members in Myanmar and their friends and relatives around the world. We do not condone any form of violence and are hopeful that a peaceful settlement can be reached soon. We welcome the assurance from the United Nations that it will do all it can to unite the country.

This political unrest has come at a time when the healthcare workforce in the country is already under enormous pressure in managing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is essential the medical response to the pandemic and the roll out of the vaccination programme is able to continue.

Professor Taylor said: “I know many of our Fellows and Members in Myanmar will already be exhausted and working hard to manage the ongoing pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic. I am personally deeply concerned about the effect on the health workforce in the country of the combined impact of the pandemic and political unrest, and we will continue to do all we can to support our membership.”

Categories: Engagement, News


Share this story:

Latest news and statements

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.
Read more
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.
Read more
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.
Read more
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.
Read more
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.
Read more
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.
Read more

Topics


Archive


Key links



Contact us

rcpsg@grayling.com
07714307976

Log in

Log in to access your Dashboard, book events, pay your subscriptions and access eLearning material.

Log in

Register an account

New users must register before logging in. You do not need to be a member of the College in order to register.

Register

Help

Having difficulty registering or logging in? Forgotten your username or password?

Get Help