Latest Workforce news and statements

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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Complete the 2021 consultant and SAS physician census

06 Oct 2021

The 2021 consultant and SAS physician census is now live. By completing it you can help us identify important workplace issues within the physician workforce. ...

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Joint statement on abuse of health and care staff

02 Oct 2021

Read the joint statement published by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges condemning the abuse of health and care staff. ...

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Statement on continued derogations in medical education and training

20 Sep 2021

Throughout the pandemic, the General Medical Council (GMC), statutory education bodies (SEBs), Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) and trainee representatives have worked collaboratively to c...

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Learning from the Pandemic: Compassionate Leadership for High Quality Care

14 Sep 2021

Professor Michael West CBE will be speaking at the President’s Conference on 6-7 October 2021. In this blog Professor West previews his talk about compassionate leadership in health and socia...

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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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