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.

Lister Institute Research Prizes 2015

The Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine, which is a registered charity established to support biomedical and related research, now invites applications from outstanding young researchers for its 2015 Research Prizes.

ALSGBI Annual Scientific Meeting

The Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ALSGBI), the UK and Ireland's premier professional Association in the field of laparoscopic surgery, announces its Annual Scientific Meeting entitled "There and Back Again".

ASiT takes the 'Foundation Skills in Surgery' Course to Rwanda!

The College has supported the Association of Surgeons in Training to send a small team to Rwanda to hold the first international pilot of its 'Foundation Skills in Surgery' (FSS) course in Kigali, Rwanda, East Africa.

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.

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.

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