Trainees issue joint statement on Shape of Training

The trainees committees of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Royal College of Physicians of London, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Scottish Academy of Trainee Doctors' Group have issued a statement on Shape of Training.

Open letter to Jeremy Heywood issued by AHA

The Alcohol Health Alliance, of which our College is a member, has written an open letter to the Cabinet Secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood, expressing concern around the decision to allow John Manzoni, the new CEO of the Civil Service to remain as a non-executive director to SAB Miller.

Adopting seven day working in practice

Following the UK Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Report on seven-day consultant present care, our College held a symposium to explore clinicians' views on the ways in which clinical care should best be enhanced outside 'normal' working hours.

New Evidence Update on headaches

We are pleased to inform you that an Evidence Update on 'Headaches: Diagnosis and management of headaches in young people and adults' has been published.

Protecting travellers and healthcare workers from ebola infection

The ebola virus epidemic has now claimed at least 4,000 lives in the deadliest epidemic to date, which the World Health Organisation declared on 8 August to be a public health emergency of international concern.

NHS Scotland Health Innovation Assessment Portal launched

NHS Scotland's Health Innovation Assessment Portal (http://www.hiap-scotland.org) has been launched as part of the response to the Scottish Government's "Statement of Intent for Health and Wealth.

Faculty of Medical Leadership and management Regional Conferences

T he Faculty of Medical Leadership and management (FMLM) is holding a series of conferences across the UK this autumn which promise to be essential meetings for any doctor involved with leadership and management.

Comment on sexual harassment in surgery

Speaking on behalf of the Surgical Royal Colleges of the UK and Ireland, Miss Clare Marx, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, said:.

Physician to Musician

Senior Fellow of the College, Chris Clark, will present a show on the "Great American Songbook" in Edinburgh from 3-7 August. The show will present a journey through the Great American songbook (Sinatra, Bennett, and more) with vocals, a piano trio and humorous anecdotes.

Musical Notes

The College presents an evening of fine dining, wonderful music and excellent company. The evening incorporates a drinks reception, two course meal and performances by musicians from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Strathclyde alumna honoured with the Tom Gibson Memorial Award

The Tom Gibson Memorial Award was established by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, the British Association of Plastic Surgeons and the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow to commemorate Professor Tom Gibson.

Faculty of Intensive Care - Critical Futures

There is an opportunity for those involved in this area, to comment on the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine forward-looking review of critical care services in the UK by way of a survey.

Rare works of father of modern anatomy on view for Doors Open Day

A rare opportunity to view the first edition of a key Renaissance text by the 16 century Flemish anatomist Andreas Vesalius will be available to visitors to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow on Saturday 20 September for Doors Open Day.

Guidance for clinicians during forthcoming industrial action

The recent announcement by the BMA that it has given notice of junior doctors' industrial action on 12 Jan, 26 Jan and 10 Feb means that, if all three dates go ahead, this will be the first time in history that an all-out strike has happened in the NHS.

Dr Dunn invested as President

Dr Frank Dunn FRCP(Glasg) was invested as President of the College at the AGM on 7 December 2012. Dr Dunn has been involved with the College for many years and his progression to the presidency was welcomed by all on the College Council.

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