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.

Livingstone Fellowship launched

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow with Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties in Scotland are delighted to call for applications to the Livingstone Fellowship.

Global citizenship on the agenda for Scotland’s NHS

Medical professionals from across Scotland have gathered at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow today (Friday 2nd November) to participate in the first NHS Scotland Global Citizenship Conference.

New Dean-Elect of the Dental Faculty

Andrew Edwards, FDSRCPS MBChB FRCS FRCS (OMFS) has taken up post as the new Dean-Elect of the College’s Dental faculty. Mr Edwards is also the Director of Dental Examinations, International Associate Director establishing overseas education and training and a Regional Advisor for the North West of England for the College.

Senior clinicians warn of no-deal Brexit dangers to NHS

Members of one of the UK’s leading royal medical colleges have warned of the dangers of a no-deal Brexit in a new survey. The membership of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow have sent out the call as Brexit negotiations in Brussels reach a critical stage.

President's leadership lecture

Speaking on Thursday evening at the President’s Leadership lecture at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, Advocate Neil Mackenzie, a specialist in the areas of professional negligence and industrial disease, outlined the differences between gross negligence manslaughter and involuntary culpable homicide legislation.

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