Colleges' Retirements 2019 survey closes 15th August

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.

College responds to new NHS pensions proposals

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.

College calls for action on NHS pensions following new workforce report

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.

Colleges welcome positive report on visa rules for medical practitioners

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 calls for pensions changes to protect NHS

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.

Doctors issue Brexit patient safety warning

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.

Colleges call for increase in visas for physicians

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.

College warns of winter crisis impact on training

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.

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.

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.

College seeks role in addressing workforce issues

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.

College welcomes funding to improve technology

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.

Doctors asked to write to patients

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.

Boot camp for Scottish surgical trainees

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.

NHS Lothian Whistleblowing Report

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.

Patient safety compromised by NHS under-staffing

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.

College welcomes new NHS England funding

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.

College responds to doctors immigration rule change

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:

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