New advice to help alleviate pressure on hospital front door

New advice published by the College in partnership with the Royal Colleges of Physicians of London and Edinburgh, sets out how NHS Trusts and Health Boards can deploy trainee doctors to ensure safe patient care and alleviate the clinical pressure on medical registrars.

Dr Dunn invested as President

Dr Frank Dunn FRCP(Glasg) was invested as President of the College at the AGM on 7 December 2012. Dr Dunn has been involved with the College for many years and his progression to the presidency was welcomed by all on the College Council.

New Evidence Updates from NICE

We are pleased to inform you that Evidence Updates on 'Autism in adults' and 'Opioids in palliative care' have been published.

Scottish Royal Colleges Statement on Distinction Awards in Scotland

The Health Workforce and Performance Directorate recently informed all NHS Boards in Scotland that Distinction Awards will continue to be frozen, with no increase in the value of awards, no new awards and no progression through the award scheme during 2014-15.

SIGN139 Care of deteriorating patients

The Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network (SIGN) has developed consensus recommendations to underpin a national approach to care of adult deteriorating patients.

Review of Standardised Tobacco Packaging

The College has written to the UK Government expressing support for the plan to move towards plain packaging of cigarettes. This has already been passed by the Scottish Parliament and now is receiving support from the UK Government.

Tom Gibson Memorial Award

The award aims to recognise outstanding accomplishment and / or outstanding potential of young medics / scientists below the age of 40, who are employed by, or associated closely with, the Universities of Glasgow or Strathclyde.

JRCPTB appoints new medical director

JRCPTB has announced the appointment of Professor David Black as its new medical director. Professor Black will succeed Professor Bill Burr, taking up the role from 1 August 2014 for a period of three years.

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