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.
Skin cancers are a major and increasing health burden in our ageing population. Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) has increased in incidence by more than 50% in the 10-year period from 2001 to 2011.
We are pleased to inform you that an Evidence Update on 'Service user experience in adult mental health' has been published.
We are pleased to inform you that an Evidence Update on 'Sickle cell acute painful episode' has been published.
We are pleased to inform you that Evidence Updates on 'Autism in adults' and 'Opioids in palliative care' have been published.
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.
The Royal Thai Embassy wishes to invite nominations to be considered for the Prince Mahidol Award 2018.
This joint conference between the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Faculty of Travel Medicine will offer a platform to update healthcare professionals on the latest changes in travel medicine.
The Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network (SIGN) has developed consensus recommendations to underpin a national approach to care of adult deteriorating patients.
We are pleased to inform you that an Evidence Update on 'Venous thromboembolic diseases' has been published.
We are pleased to inform you that an Evidence Update on 'substance misuse in vulnerable young people' has been published.
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.
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 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.
The SIGN guideline on Dental interventions to prevent caries in children has been published. It replaces SIGN guidelines 47 and 83.
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.
We are pleased to inform you an Evidence Update on 'Alcohol use disorders: preventing harmful drinking' has been published.
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.
We are pleased to inform you an Evidence Update on 'The epilepsies' has been published.
We are pleased to inform you an Evidence Update on 'Patient experience in adult NHS services' has been published.