SIGN Guideline 157 - Delirium

Delirium is among the most common of medical emergencies. Prevalence is around 20% in adult acute general medical patients and higher in particular clinical groups, such as patients in intensive care units. It affects of to 50% of those who have hip fracture and up to 75% in intensive care. Preventative measures can reduce the incidence of delirium.

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College calls for pensions changes to protect NHS

College President Professor Jackie Taylor has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer (Tuesday 12th March 2019) ahead of tomorrow’s Spring Statement to ask for action to prevent experienced NHS consultants leaving the health service.

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Brexit: Patient safety paramount across Ireland

The Presidents of the four physician colleges across the UK and Ireland have jointly written to the Irish Times to call on the UK and Irish government to ensure that patient safety remains paramount following the UK’s exit from the EU, and that the free movement of staff patients and medicines across the Irish/UK border is maintained.

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JCST fee for trainees frozen for 2019-20

The Colleges recognise the significant financial pressures being placed on trainees and have decided to freeze the JCST fee at £260 for 2019-20, with the intention to hold it at this level for a further two years beyond that, to August 2022, subject to affordability.

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College signs pledge against alcohol marketing

Our College is proud to announce that we’ve joined with a range of health organisations and MSPs from across the Scottish Parliament to sign up to Alcohol Focus Scotland’s pledge to protect young people from Alcohol Marketing.

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ACCEA Clinical Excellence Awards Round 2019

The 2019 National Clinical Excellence Awards Round will open on Thursday, 7 February and will remain open until 1700 on Thursday, 4 April. If you intend to apply for a new award, advancement of an award or renewal of an award and wish to seek a supporting statement from the College, please note the following:

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Royal Physician Colleges sign up to partnership

The presidents of the three Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom have signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) which sets out how the colleges will continue to collaborate on key education, training and assessment activities through their working relationship known as the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK.

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Hope Foundation Announces Grants Awards

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow’s HOPE Foundation has announced its first round of funding, awarding seven grants to a variety of organisations. The projects supported by these grants range from work in Glasgow to support homeless people to funding a doctor to provide healthcare in Amazonian Peru.

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GMC Chair: “Clinical Leaders – patients need you!”

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow is proud to announce that the next event in the series of President’s Leadership Lectures will be delivered by Dame Clare Marx, the new Chair of the GMC. Dame Clare will deliver the lecture on the topic of “Clinical leaders – patients need you!”. This prestigious event, which will be held on 7 March 2019 at 6.30pm

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New Event: Brexit and Beyond

With the impending withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union it is important that we explore the implications of Brexit for medicine. That's why our College would like to invite you to Medicine, Brexit and Beyond - Perspectives from Ireland, Scotland and England on Tuesday 26 February 2019 at 6:00pm in Belfast.

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Colleges call for increase in visas for physicians

Senior doctors have called on the UK government to make special provision to increase the number of doctors from outside the EEA. The call comes in response to staff shortages across the NHS, and as the health service makes preparations for when the UK leaves the EU in March 2019.

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