The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties in Scotland Strategic Priorities 2020-2023

06 Feb 2020

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties in Scotland (the “Scottish Academy”) has published its strategic priorities to 2023. The focus of the strategy is on collaborative working between the different medical professions in Scotland, to improve quality of care for patients.

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The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties in Scotland (the “Scottish Academy”) has published its strategic priorities to 2023. The focus of the strategy is on collaborative working between the different medical professions in Scotland, to improve quality of care for patients.

The Scottish Academy promotes and co-ordinates the work of the Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties and gives the medical professions a collective voice on clinical and professional issues in Scotland. Its strategy to 2023 recognises that the landscape of healthcare is changing considerably, and that healthcare professionals need support to maintain quality patient care. The Scottish Academy is also aware that workload increases and technological advances must be reconciled with finite resources and a changing workforce, set against a backdrop of political, societal and environmental external factors.

 The Scottish Academy’s new strategy will:

  • Promote a sufficient workforce for now and for the future
  • Focus on ensuring that medical professionals are valued for their hard work
  • Support collaborative working to improve quality of care for patients
  • Promote a healthy Scotland for everyone
  • Work to reduce healthcare’s impact on climate change

Professor Jackie Taylor, the President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow welcomed the publication of the strategy, saying:

“This strategy sets out our collective commitment to addressing the fundamental issues facing healthcare in Scotland today. Our College is determined to play our part in this work. We know that addressing our current workforce crisis, for example, will take a significant and collaborative effort, and so I look forward to working with other royal colleges and faculties in Scotland to deliver on these for the benefit of our membership, our patients and the wider NHS.”

Commenting, Dr Miles Mack, Chair of the Scottish Academy, said:

“I commend the Scottish Academy’s new strategy, which will encourage a collaborative approach among the medical professions to benefit patients in Scotland.

“Given the challenges that our health services and our medical workforce are facing, it’s important now more than ever that the Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties work side-by-side to provide expert advice and support to the Scottish Government, policy makers, and clinicians working on the front line.

“I am, therefore, delighted that the Scottish Academy’s strategy to 2023 is supported by all of our Members. As Chair, I look forward to working with all the Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties in Scotland as we work to enhance patient safety and care outcomes.

“I’m also keen that the Scottish Academy maintains our excellent relationship with the Scottish Government, and I look forward to continuing our work with them”.

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