Leading voices in sport and medicine come together

ormer Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, and Real Madrid team doctor, Dr Luis Serratosa, will join a number of international experts in sport medicine at a major conference being held in Glasgow today (Tuesday, 19 May 2015).

Scottish Diet Nutrition and Obesity Unit

The College is pleased to announce the appointment of Lorraine Tulloch as Programme Lead for a new Unit, hosted in Glasgow on behalf of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties.

Death Certification Briefing Note

An update on the latest developments relating to the new arrangements for death registration and certification which come into force on 29 April 2015 is available.

Delivery of emergency care needs to take priority

On 16 July, the Secretary of State announced plans to reform consultant contracts to ensure the majority of hospital doctors working in NHS England are on seven day contracts by 2020.

More needs to be done to prevent maternal deaths leading doctors say

Acting Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Scotland and leading doctors from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh have called for improvements in care for pregnant women and new mothers

Seminar in the Royal Faculty of Procurators Glasgow

On 18 March 2015 a bench of 7 of the Supreme Court (including the President and Deputy President) handed down the landmark decision in the case of Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board.

Comment on consultant rotas

The College believes that there is a need to put in place a consistent standard of care which is of the highest quality throughout the working week, at weekends and on public holidays.

Glasgow History of Medicine Group meetings

The Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow are collaborating in a series of seminars on medical history, medical humanities and related topics.

New quality criteria developed for core medical training

The Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB) have launched new quality criteria to enhance the educational experience of trainee doctors, drive up the quality of training environments and ultimately improve patient safety and experience.


The Surgical Colleges are committed to supporting training and are very well aware of the increasing financial demands that are currently being placed on trainees. We have decided that the trainee fee for 2016-17 will remain at the present level.

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