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.

College celebrates International Women's Day 2019

Leading women in medicine from across Scotland and the UK will gather in Glasgow this evening for a celebration of International Women's Day at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

Brexit: Patient safety paramount across Ireland

The Presidents of the four physician colleges across the UK and Ireland have jointly written to the Irish Times to call on the UK and Irish government to ensure that patient safety remains paramount following the UK’s exit from the EU, and that the free movement of staff patients and medicines across the Irish/UK border is maintained.

Sign up to Kiltwalk and support the HOPE Foundation

Professor Jeremy Bagg, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Colloege, is leading the charge for the HOPE Foundation at the Kiltwalk in Glasgow on 28th April 2019.

College signs pledge against alcohol marketing

Our College is proud to announce that we’ve joined with a range of health organisations and MSPs from across the Scottish Parliament to sign up to Alcohol Focus Scotland’s pledge to protect young people from Alcohol Marketing.

Doctors issue Brexit patient safety warning

Presidents of Royal Medical Colleges in Ireland, England and Scotland have warned politicians that patient safety and access to cross-border healthcare must be protected as Brexit nears.

ACCEA Clinical Excellence Awards Round 2019

The 2019 National Clinical Excellence Awards Round will open on Thursday, 7 February and will remain open until 1700 on Thursday, 4 April. If you intend to apply for a new award, advancement of an award or renewal of an award and wish to seek a supporting statement from the College, please note the following:

Hope Foundation Announces Grants Awards

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow’s HOPE Foundation has announced its first round of funding, awarding seven grants to a variety of organisations. The projects supported by these grants range from work in Glasgow to support homeless people to funding a doctor to provide healthcare in Amazonian Peru.

GMC Chair: “Clinical Leaders – patients need you!”

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow is proud to announce that the next event in the series of President’s Leadership Lectures will be delivered by Dame Clare Marx, the new Chair of the GMC. Dame Clare will deliver the lecture on the topic of “Clinical leaders – patients need you!”. This prestigious event, which will be held on 7 March 2019 at 6.30pm

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.

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