The three UK Royal Colleges of Physicians are calling on the consultant workforce to complete our Retirements 2019 survey. This is used to influence government regarding retirement plans, returning to work after retirement and pensions.
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has responded to the announcement today by the Department of Health that it is to open a new consultation on proposals to address issues with the NHS pensions scheme which is causing consultants to reduce their working hours or seek retirement.
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow today (Monday 3rd June) welcomed the publication of the “Interim NHS People Plan”, but called for the report to be backed with urgent action to address the workforce crises within the health care system.
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, the Royal College of Physicians of London and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh have issued a joint statement following the publication of the Migration Advisory Committee’s report today (29th May).
College President Professor Jackie Taylor has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer (Tuesday 12th March 2019) ahead of tomorrow’s Spring Statement to ask for action to prevent experienced NHS consultants leaving the health service.
Presidents of Royal Medical Colleges in Ireland, England and Scotland have warned politicians that patient safety and access to cross-border healthcare must be protected as Brexit nears.
Senior doctors have called on the UK government to make special provision to increase the number of doctors from outside the EEA. The call comes in response to staff shortages across the NHS, and as the health service makes preparations for when the UK leaves the EU in March 2019.
The College has responded to the publication of NHS England’s Long Term Plan, calling for a accompanying workforce plan.
Professor Jackie Taylor, the President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, has warned that the current winter crisis in the NHS could have a knock on effect on consultant numbers unless urgent action is taken now by the health service.
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.
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.
Professor Jackie Taylor, the President Elect of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, has called on the Scottish Government to set out its plans to address the current serious workforce challenges facing the NHS in Scotland.
The College welcomes today’s announcement of £200 million of funding to improve the use of technology in the NHS by the Secretary of State for Health Matt Hancock.
The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, of which we are a member, has published guidance to help and encourage hospital doctors to write most of their outpatient clinic letters directly to patients and send a copy of the letter to the patient’s General Practitioner.
All of Scotland’s latest group of surgical trainees are to start off a new training programme this week and during the first phase of their programme will undertake an intensive ‘boot camp’ to teach them the core skills they need.
The Royal College of Physicians has launched its working party report into Safe Medical Staffing.
The College has been represented on an independent review group established by the Academy of Royal Medical Colleges and Faculties in Scotland which investigated allegations made regarding NHS Lothian by a whistleblowing letter in October 2017.
Senior doctors have raised new concerns for patient safety in the NHS across the UK in a new report released today (Tuesday 26 June). The fears are highlighted in “Focus on Physicians 2017 – 18”. The report has been jointly published by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, and the Royal College of Physicians of London.
Professor David Galloway, the President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, responded today to the announcement by the Prime Minister of an additional twenty billion pounds of funding for NHS England.
Responding today to the announcement that the Home Secretary is to change current UK immigration rules in order to exempt doctors and nurses from the Tier 2 (General) limit, Professor David Galloway, the President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow said: