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.

Academy and NHS Confederation joint work on Decisions of Value

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and NHS Confederation have secured funding from the DH Francis Implementation Team to explore how decision-makers might be better supported to balance finance and quality.

Hospital treatment should not depend on the day of the week

Whatever time of day or night you arrive at hospital and regardless of the day of the week, you should expect the same standard of care, according to a group of senior doctors, hospital managers.

End of Life Care in Scotland

Please help to inform discussion on the provision of end of life care in Scotland by completing a short survey issued by a short life working group reporting to the Scottish Government's Living and Dying Well National Advisory Group.

Keeping patients safe

Keeping patients safe when they transfer between care providers: Getting the medicines right.

Commonwealth Games doctors join at the College

The President, Dr Frank Dunn was delighted to welcome doctors from across the Commonwealth to the College on Tuesday 22 July ahead of the opening of the Glasgow 2014 Games.

Applications are invited for a new Medical Director of JRCPTB

RCPTB is seeking to appoint a new medical director to be the lead officer for the organisation and oversee its role in the management of core medical and specialty training, providing clinical leadership on policy and...

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