New Event: Brexit and Beyond

With the impending withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union it is important that we explore the implications of Brexit for medicine. That's why our College would like to invite you to Medicine, Brexit and Beyond - Perspectives from Ireland, Scotland and England on Tuesday 26 February 2019 at 6:00pm in Belfast.

Colleges call for increase in visas for physicians

Senior doctors have called on the UK government to make special provision to increase the number of doctors from outside the EEA. The call comes in response to staff shortages across the NHS, and as the health service makes preparations for when the UK leaves the EU in March 2019.

College warns of winter crisis impact on training

Professor Jackie Taylor, the President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, has warned that the current winter crisis in the NHS could have a knock on effect on consultant numbers unless urgent action is taken now by the health service.

Support for doctors – resource launched

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has launched a resource for doctors that signposts different organisations that can provide support for those working in healthcare.

Celebrating 320 years

2018 marks the 320th anniversary of the establishment of the College’s Library and the Committee that was formed to run it. Here we will consider this rich history and look ahead to what kind of library our members need in the future.

Female Genital Mutilation

Female genital mutilation, or FGM, is a violation of the human rights of girls and women. This practice isn’t driven by any medical imperative, but is defined by the World Health Organisation as all procedures involving partial or total removal of the female external genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.

Supporting our Trainees

Mahua Chakrabarti is a Specialty Trainee in General Surgery based in Glasgow's Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. Here she writes in her capacity as Chair of the Trainee Committee about her experience of the College and her plans for the coming year.

Voice - Making a difference in Nepal

Our College has the most extensive range of awards and scholarships available to our membership than any other Royal College. Earlier this year we made a TC White Travel Grant award to Tony Markus FDS RCPS(Glasg). Tony was formerly a Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon at Poole Hospital in Dorset, and used this award of £2000 to gain experience outside of the UK.

Professor Jackie Taylor writes for Voice

Professor Jackie Taylor took office as our president on 7 December. She’s written for the new edition of Voice setting out the priorities for her presidency.

The HOPE Foundation Burns Supper – 26 January 2018

Mike McKirdy, Chairman of the HOPE Foundation invites you to come to our Burns Supper on 26 January at 7.30pm to support our mission to provide access to quality healthcare for those living in difficult circumstances locally, nationally and internationally.

Prof. Jackie Taylor is the College’s new President

Professor Jackie Taylor has taken up her new role as President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow following her election by the College's membership last year.

College publishes 2018 Annual Report

During the past 12 months, we have sharpened our focus even further and continue to make excellent progress towards achieving our ambition to be the “Go To” Royal College. We have harnessed our efforts to deliver on three strategic priorities:

College launches new Policy Network

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow is offering its membership an opportunity to play a part in shaping the institution’s policies as part of a new Policy Network

Admission ceremony

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow will award six Honorary Fellowships to the College at its Admission Ceremony today (23 November 2018).

New resource to help prevent FGM

Healthcare professionals who carry out pre-travel consultations will be better equipped to deal with issues around Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), following the launch of a new free online course by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow’s Faculty of Travel Medicine.

Combating the threat of antibiotic resistance

This week (12-18 November 2018) is the World Antibiotic Awareness Week. As part of our College’s work to promote good practice in this area, we’ve commissioned this blog from Jack Fairweather. Jack is the College’s current Scottish Clinical Leadership Fellow, and the Vice-Chair of our Trainees’ Committee.

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