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.
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
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.
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.
The College has responded to the publication of NHS England’s Long Term Plan, calling for a accompanying workforce plan.
Professor Jackie Taylor, the President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, has warned that the current winter crisis in the NHS could have a knock on effect on consultant numbers unless urgent action is taken now by the health service.
The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has launched a resource for doctors that signposts different organisations that can provide support for those working in healthcare.
2018 marks the 320th anniversary of the establishment of the College’s Library and the Committee that was formed to run it. Here we will consider this rich history and look ahead to what kind of library our members need in the future.
Female genital mutilation, or FGM, is a violation of the human rights of girls and women. This practice isn’t driven by any medical imperative, but is defined by the World Health Organisation as all procedures involving partial or total removal of the female external genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.
Mahua Chakrabarti is a Specialty Trainee in General Surgery based in Glasgow's Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. Here she writes in her capacity as Chair of the Trainee Committee about her experience of the College and her plans for the coming year.
Our College has the most extensive range of awards and scholarships available to our membership than any other Royal College. Earlier this year we made a TC White Travel Grant award to Tony Markus FDS RCPS(Glasg). Tony was formerly a Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon at Poole Hospital in Dorset, and used this award of £2000 to gain experience outside of the UK.
Professor Jackie Taylor took office as our president on 7 December. She’s written for the new edition of Voice setting out the priorities for her presidency.
Mike McKirdy, Chairman of the HOPE Foundation invites you to come to our Burns Supper on 26 January at 7.30pm to support our mission to provide access to quality healthcare for those living in difficult circumstances locally, nationally and internationally.
During the past 12 months, we have sharpened our focus even further and continue to make excellent progress towards achieving our ambition to be the “Go To” Royal College. We have harnessed our efforts to deliver on three strategic priorities:
The results of the elections to College Council were announced at our Annual General Meeting, held in the College on Friday 7th December 2018.