It’s Time to Protect Children from Junk Food Adverts

Obesity Action Scotland’s Programme Lead Lorraine Tulloch has written for our College membership magazine “voice”. Here you can read about Obesity Action Scotland’s work on protecting children from junk food advertising.

Social Media Influencers and Weight Loss

In April this year research by Christina Sabbagh from Obesity Action Scotland on the dangers of “social media influencers” on weight loss hit the front pages in the UK and across the world. Her research showed that a significant proportion of the information found online which claimed to assist weight management was inaccurate or misleading. Here’s her account of her work, and the worldwide media storm which followed the presentation of the reports abstract in Spring 2019.

Medical Directorate Award for Critical Care Updates Group

NHS Education for Scotland’s Medical Directorate Awards recognises the quality of medical education and training across Scotland. Running as a series of events through the College, the Critical Care Updates Group have been commended from these awards in the category of Innovation in Training.

Action needed to support trainee doctors’ wellbeing

The GMC’s 2019 National Training Survey has highlighted that the issue of burnout remains a significant concern for the medical profession. More than 39% of doctors in training say their work is emotionally exhausting, and almost 25% are feeling burnt out because of their work.

President's Address to the College Admission Ceremony

At last month's College Admission Ceremony, College President Professor Jackie Taylor gave her address to diplomates and guests. Here you can read the full text of this, which comes as part of the new edition of our Membership magazine "College Voice".

Working Together for a Just Culture in Medicine

Our Honorary Secretary Richard Hull leads the College’s response to public issues. In this piece written for "College voice", he reviews the work of the Independent Review into Gross Negligence Manslaughter and Culpable Homicide

President's Update

In the latest edition of our membership magazine “College voice”, College President Professor Jackie Taylor has written an update on her work on your behalf. The full update is below, and you can now read the rest of the magazine online here.

Addressing the Challenges of Diabetes in India

Dr V Mohan, MD, FRCP, Ph.D. D.Sc is the Chairman and Chief Diabetologist, Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre Director, Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Chennai, India. Dr Mohan is the first recipient of the College's Clinical Leadership Award which was awarded in May 2019.

Acting as an expert or professional witness

New guidance has been produced for healthcare professionals by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges on “Acting as an expert or professional witness

Read Dame Clare Marx on Clinical Leadership

On 7 March Dame Clare Marx, the current chair of the GMC delivered first President’s Leadership Lecture of the year on the subject of clinical leadership. In this edited transcript of her lecture, Dame Clare sets out what she sees as the increasing demands placed on the medical profession, and how leadership can make a tangible difference to patient care.

President's update now in College voice

In the latest edition of our membership magazine “College voice”, College President Professor Jackie Taylor has written an update on her work on your behalf.

College statement on the tragedy in Sri Lanka

Our thoughts are with all those affected and we reach out to all our Fellows and Members in Sri Lanka following the terrorist acts in the country this weekend.

College commits to address gender pay gap

Speaking today following the publication of an update from the Gender Pay Gap in Medicine Review which shows that in the NHS, 2 in 3 consultants are men, and that men earn £1.17 for every £1 earned by women, College President Professor Jackie Taylor committed the College to positive action to address the issue.

College admits new Honorary Fellows

Dr Fiona Godlee and Mr Derek Feeley have been admitted as Honorary Fellows of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow at an event in the college this week.

Leadership in Action

The College was delighted to host the Scottish Clinical Leadership Fellows group today for a conference on Leadership in Action. The conference focused around the important role of good leadership in delivering a healthy medical workforce and featured an excellent line-up of speakers including:

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.

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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