During the Third Reading of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill in the House of Lords yesterday (16th May) the UK Government confirmed that the ‘do not harm’ public health duty will remain after the UK leaves the European Union.
Three of Scotland’s leading Medical Royal Colleges have written to the Prime Minister, calling for more detail on the future funding settlement for the NHS.
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow have called on the General Medical Council (GMC) to regain the trust of the profession following a series of controversial court cases involving members of the profession.
Update - 11 May 2018: The College has now written to our Physician Regional Advisors and College Tutors to update them on progress with this issue. We would encourage any members who have been affected by this regrettable situation to contact their local College representative for support in the first instance.
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has welcomed the publication of the latest report by the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee on “The impact of leaving the European Union on health and social care in Scotland”.
2018 marks a year of anniversaries – but perhaps no more pertinent than it being 70 years since the NHS was created, 50 years since the Seebohm Report laid the foundations for modern social care and 10 years since High Quality Care for All was published.
The first College network meeting of UK representatives of the College took place on 20 April.
Listermania reached the Scottish Parliament when Sandra White MSP tabled a motion supporting the College's activity
The President of Malawi, His Excellency, Peter Mutharika, visited the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has joined together with a wide range of other organisations, including all the UK Royal Colleges, the BMA and MacMillan Cancer Support, seeking to ensure that health protection is guaranteed in the EU (Withdrawal) Bill. The amendment is being championed by a large and growing number of Peers from across the political spectrum.
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has published its response to the draft health and care workforce strategy for England “Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future”.
Surgical Colleges from across the UK have come together with the Federation of Surgical Specialty Associations (FFSA) to issue a joint response to the establishment of Sir Norman Williams’ review into the processes employed in cases of gross negligence manslaughter involving medical staff.
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has published a practical guide for trainee doctors following the recent outcome of the Supreme Court case of GMC v Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba. The case followed the tragic death of Jack Adcock, a six year old boy who tragically died of sepsis in Leicester Royal Infirmary, and ended with Dr Bawa-Garba’s subsequent erasure from the Medical Register.
The College was delighted to welcome members and guests to a recent joint event with the Faculty of Advocates on Tuesday 13th March which provided a platform to discuss the impact of the Montgomery ruling on medical consent on medical staff and patients, and the challenges that remain for the wider health service.
A new national clinical guideline to be published on 18 April 2018.
A word that has dominated the world of medicine over that time is ‘consent’.
Dr Hany Eteiba, College Vice President (Medical), has been awarded the International Lifetime Achievement Award at the 45th Annual International Congress of the Egyptian Society of Cardiology
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has welcomed a report by the Brexit Health Alliance which sets out a range of potential problems for patients and staff unless there is a new partnership on science and research between the EU and the UK after Brexit.
The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom launches new quality criteria
We regret that the Neurology Conference planned to take place in the College on Friday 2 March has been cancelled due to ongoing adverse weather conditions in the UK.