NHS Grampian Patient Care Reviews

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow shares the serious concerns expressed in reports published by Healthcare Improvement Scotland on the quality of care at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and Woodend Hospital.

New JRCPTB website launched

The Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board has announced the launch of its new website. JRCPTB, on behalf of the Royal Colleges of Physicians, is committed to continually improving the service it provides to members, trainees, trainers and all those interested in physician education.

College Public Opening Hours

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow is now open to members of the public every Monday afternoon from 2pm to 5pm (excluding public holidays).

Antibiotic Guardian Campaign

The Antibiotic Guardian Campaign is being launched in association with European Antibiotic Awareness Day on Tuesday 18 November.

Time to cut waste in clinical care

A new report issued today by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has identified nearly two billions pounds worth of cost savings the NHS could be making if it tightened up just sixteen areas of clinical practise.

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.

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