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Physician Training and the Pandemic: Where do we go from here?

14 Jan 2022

Dr Jennifer Cathcart, Co-Chair of our Trainees’ Committee, reflects on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on training for physicians. ...

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College publishes workforce solutions paper

22 Nov 2021

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons and Glasgow has published its Scottish Medical Workforce Solutions Paper, providing recommendations to address the ongoing workforce challenges within N...

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Life in the time of Covid-19: the 2020 UK consultant census

16 Nov 2021

Each year our college works in partnership with the Royal College of Physicians of London and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh to produce an annual Physician Census. The 2020 Phy...

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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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Statement on the Scottish Government’s Winter Planning for Health and Social Care

06 Oct 2021

Professor Jackie Taylor, President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow welcomed the announcement on Winter Planning for Health and Social 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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