Is Our Obesity Epidemic as Bad as it Gets?

As Obesity Action Scotland marks its first anniversary, Chair Andrew Fraser discusses how to tackle the obesity epidemic in Scotland.

Later life career planning

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Flexible Careers Group is canvasing views on the optimal career plan and working terms and conditions for colleagues in the later stages of their careers. With the planned increase in retirement age there are potentially many implications for those working in the NHS.

Junior doctors contracts: update 6 July 2016

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Royal College of Surgeons of England have issued a statement expressing disappointment at the current status of junior doctors’ contract negotiations in England

New national guideline for autism spectrum disorders

The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) has published a new national clinical guideline for the assessment, diagnosis and interventions for children, young people, adults and older adults with autism spectrum disorders.

Experts call for new measures to prevent maternal deaths

More needs to be done to prevent maternal deaths from causes not directly linked to pregnancy and childbirth, say leading experts from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Presidents ask PM to intervene in junior contracts dispute

Presidents and Deans of 12 Royal Colleges and Faculties have written to the UK Prime Minister today asking him to personally intervene to put an end to the deadlock in the junior doctors contract dispute.

Academy statement on Junior Doctors dispute

This is a time of unprecedented crisis for the NHS. With this in mind and in the spirit of placing patient welfare first and foremost we are writing in response to the escalation of the junior doctor's dispute in England.

ACCEA Clinical Excellence Awards 2016

The Department of Health has announced that the National Clinical Excellence Awards Round for 2016 will open on Friday 11 March and will remain open until 1700 on Monday, 16 May.

Lowering the drink drive limit

The College President, Professor David Galloway, has written to the Secretary of State for Transport strongly urging him to support a bill to lower the drink drive limit in England and Wales.

Addressing obesity time for real change

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow believes that 2016 can be the year Scotland addresses obesity's crushing impact on our population's health.

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