Trusts have ‘lost focus’ on patients who cannot use the internet
NHS trusts have “sometimes lost focus” on people who do not have access to the internet during the recent rapid rollout of online appointments, a Royal College of Physicians chief has told HSJ. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 31, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Improving medical pathways for acute care
The Royal College of Emergency Medicine with the Royal College of General Practitioners, Royal College of Physicians and the Society for Acute Medicine, have made recommendations for the immediate transformation of the urgent and emergency care pathway. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 20, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Rebuilding the NHS Improving medical pathways for acute care, RECM
The RCEM, together with the Royal College of General Practitioners, Royal College of Physicians and the Society for Acute Medicine, have made recommendations for the immediate transformation of the urgent and emergency care pathway. As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, the public must be confident that they will receive urgent and emergency care in a safe environment. The statement sets out some principles and makes ten recommendations. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rebuilding the NHS - Resetting outpatient services for the 21st century in the context of COVID-19, Royal College of Physicians
In this document, the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of General Practitioners set out principles and recommendations for the resetting of outpatient services. The changes are based on the introduction of a blended payment model by the NHS. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Returning the NHS to an even keel, Royal College of Physicians
This briefing provides insight into the challenges facing medical specialties after the first wave of Covid-19. It captures several aspects of restarting activity and shows that half of specialties expect to be working at less than pre-Covid-19 activity for at least 12 months. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS heart, stomach and arthritis patients face treatment delays for up to TWO YEARS
Almost half of heart, stomach and other specialists will be working at reduced levels for the next 12 months, according to the Royal College of Physicians. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Greater clarity needed from PM on plans to scrap immigration health surcharge
Four health and care organisations – including UNISON – have today (Wednesday) written to the Prime Minister seeking confirmation that all international health and care staff, and their spouses and dependants, will no longer need to pay the immigration health surcharge (IHS). The charge, which is due to rise from £400 to £624 a year in October, is currently payable by all migrant workers from non-EU countries, whether they access NHS services or not, both for themselves and for every dependant they have. Last month, the UK government committed to scrapping the charge for heath and care workers ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 10, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release care workers coronavirus coronavirus health workers dave prentis healthcare staff Source Type: news

Intercollegiate guidance for pre-operative chest CT imaging for elective cancer surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic, RCS
Outlines the process to ensure a consistent approach to screening for COVID in the cancer patient undergoing surgery. Issued by Association of Surgeons of Great Britain& Ireland, Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain& Ireland, Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons, The Royal College of Radiologists, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Royal College of Surgeons of England, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Access to PPE for frontline NHS staff is getting WORSE with 27% now unable to get gear
The Royal College of Physicians said British doctors working in high-risk areas - such as ICU - still could not always access long-sleeved disposable gowns and full-face face visors. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK doctors finding it harder to get PPE kit to treat Covid-19 patients, research reveals
Royal College of Physicians says NHS staff ’s lives are still at risk despite ministers’ pledgesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDoctors working in the riskiest areas of the UK ’s hospitals with Covid-19 patients are finding it harder to get protective kit, despite ministerial pledges to solve the problem, research reveals.The Royal College of Physicians has condemned the apparently worsening availability of personal protective equipment (PPE) as “truly terrible” and warned that frontline staff’s lives are at risk as a result.Continue reading... (Source: ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Denis Campbell Health policy editor Tags: Hospitals GPs Coronavirus outbreak NHS Health Science Society Doctors Source Type: news

NEWS2 and deterioration in COVID-19 Royal College of Physicians (RCP); 14th April 2020.
This guidance emphasises the place of NEWS2 in managing patients with COVID-19. NEWS2 should be used when managing patients with COVID 19. The use of NEWS2 will ensure that patients who are deteriorating, or at risk of deteriorating, will have a timely initial assessment by a competent clinical decision maker. NEWS2 should supplement clinical judgement in assessing the patient's condition. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guidance for Pre-Operative Chest CT imaging for elective cancer surgery during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh; 2020.
Patients with undetected COVID-19 who undergo major surgery and mechanical ventilation are at higher risk of respiratory complications. This guidance offers practical recommendations for surgeons and radiologists to facilitate the maintenance of safe elective cancer surgery. Jointly published by Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Royal College of Surgeons of England, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Royal College of Radiologists. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19 and mitigating impact on health inequalities
The Royal College of Physicians has worked with NHS Providers and the Provider Public Health Network to produce this webpage that highlights examples of how NHS providers are mitigating the impact of Covid-19 on health inequalities. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19 and mitigating impact on health inequalities, Royal College of Physicians
The Royal College of Physicians has worked with NHS Providers and the Provider Public Health Network to produce this webpage that highlights examples of how NHS providers are mitigating the impact of Covid-19 on health inequalities. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 rapid guideline: critical care in adults: NG 159, NICE (Updated 9th April 2020)
On 9 April 2020, we linked to ethical guidance from the British Medical Association, the Royal College of Physicians and the General Medical Council to support healthcare professionals with decision making. We also linked to new government guidance on managing exposure to COVID ‑19 in hospital settings. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ethical Dimensions of COVID-19 for Frontline Staff
Source: Royal College of Physicians. Published: 4/7/2020. In response to the growing urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Committee on Ethical Issues in Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has developed this eight-page guidance for the difficult ethical issues that frontline staff will face while caring for their patients during the pandemic. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New PPE guidance for NHS teams
The UK Government and NHS leaders from a range of medical and nursing royal colleges have published new guidance about personal protective equipment (PPE) for NHS teams who are likely to come into contact with patients with coronavirus. The guidance has been agreed by the four Chief Medical Officers, Chief Nursing Officers and Chief Dental Officers in the UK and is applicable in all parts of the UK. The updated guidance reflects the fact that coronavirus is now widespread in the community, meaning clinicians are more likely to see patients with the virus, some of whom may have minimal or no symptoms. The guidance is based ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 2, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: Article coronavirus Covid-19 gloves health masks pandemic PPE public health England Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Around a QUARTER of some NHS forces are off work to self-isolate
The Royal College of Physicians and The Royal College of Nursing have said around 25 per cent of its members are currently off work, leaving the UK workforce short-staffed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Implementing the National Early Warning Score 2 into pre-registration nurse education
This article explores the benefits and challenges of using NEWS2 as an educational tool in pre-registration nursing programmes to support nursing students in recognising and responding to deteriorating health. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 is now a notifiable disease
Yesterday ’s change in law now requires GPs to report all cases of COVID-19 to Public Health England Related items fromOnMedica Going Viral Coronavirus now a public health emergency, says WHO Nearly all pre-school jab uptake targets missed in England Coronavirus: government announces new quarantine powers Royal College of Physicians oppose moves to legalise euthanasia (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 7, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Open-backed NHS gowns which leave patients worried about flashing their buttocks should be scrapped
This month, David Oliver, a consultant specialising in geriatric medicine and a former vice-president of the Royal College of Physicians, wrote about the indignity of hospital gowns in The BMJ. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Get Society support for the Clinical Excellence Awards 2020
As a nominating body of the Government’s Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA) your Society can provide support to Full Members’ applications for the Clinical Excellence Awards (CEAs).The CEAs recognise and reward the exceptional contribution of NHS consultants, over and above what is normally expected in their job, to the values and goals of the NHS and to patient care.We can support applications at the Gold, Silver and Bronze levels by providing a citation. All new applications are ranked using a Society panel of primarily Gold and Platinum Award holders and citations are provided f...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 14, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Deadline updated - Society support for the Clinical Excellence Awards 2020
As a nominating body of the Government’sAdvisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA) your Society can provide support to Full Members’ applications for the Clinical Excellence Awards (CEAs).The CEAs recognise and reward the exceptional contribution of NHS consultants, over and above what is normally expected in their job, to the values and goals of the NHS and to patient care.We can support applications at the Gold, Silver and Bronze levels by providing a citation. All new applications are ranked using a Society panel of primarily Gold and Platinum Award holders and citations are provided fo...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 14, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New guidelines for the management of adrenal insufficiency published
The Society for Endocrinology, the Association of Anaesthetists and the Royal College of Physicians have published newGuidelines for the management of glucocorticoids during the peri-operative period for patients with adrenal insufficiency.You can access the guidelines from theAnaesthesia journal website.The guidelines provide eight recommendations and aim to ensure that patients with adrenal insufficiency are identified and adequately supplemented with glucocorticoids during the peri-operative period.  Anaesthetists must be familiar with the symptoms and signs of acute adrenal insufficiency so that inade...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 4, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Have your say in the 2020 Diabetes Workforce Audit
The Diabetes Workforce Audit aims to find out where Britain’s diabetes and endocrine consultants work and the type of job plan they have. Consulatants on the database will receive their individual link via email.The survey closes onFriday 21 February 2020.The data will be used to inform workforce planning for the future and also highlight where there are current gaps, what consultants do on a daily basis, the proportion of their time they spend on general medicine, specialty work, education and management.The project has been commissioned as a joint venture between theAssociation of British Clin...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 19, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Medical royal colleges and homeless charities call for doctors to receive mandatory training in keeping homeless patients off the streets
The Royal College of Physicians (RCP), along with seven other medical royal colleges and homeless charities, has called on the Government to urgently address the needs of homeless people treated in the NHS. The organisations made their call in a collective response to the government’s consultation on the Homelessness Reduction Act (HRA), which includes a duty to refer homeless patients in Accident and Emergency departments to their local housing authority. Since its implementation in 2017, it is still unclear whether the HRA’s mandate that hospitals must refer homeless people on, is having any real benefit. Ane...
Source: Doctors of the World News - October 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

RCP publishes guide to integrated care and the NHS Long Term Plan
The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has published a guide for physicians on what they need to know about implementing the NHS Long Term Plan and delivering more integrated care. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 10, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Working less than full time no bed of roses
Doctors who work less than full time do proportionally more admin and have fewer training opportunities than full time colleagues, according to a report by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Consensus on NHS workforce plans encouraging but need for extra funding mustn ’t be forgotten
Commenting on a speech on the NHS workforce made today at the Royal College of Physicians annual conference (Thursday) by NHS Improvement chair Dido Harding, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “It’s good to see NHS leaders acknowledging that working for the health service isn’t what it could be and much more needs to be done if experienced staff aren’t to be lost to other parts of the economy. “Holding on to staff is probably the biggest challenge facing the NHS. All workers across the health service need to know they’re valued and must be given the right training opportun...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 25, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release funding NHS Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Doctors and MPs demand evidence on migrant healthcare policies
This week, MPs, Royal Medical Colleges, leading academics, healthcare professionals and unions wrote to the Secretary of State for Health & Social Care, Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, calling for the publication migrant healthcare policy reviews. Signed by The Academy of Royal Medical Colleges and politicians including Lord Hunt of Kings Health, David Lammy MP, Caroline Lucas MP and Kate Green MP, the letter claimed the reviews received “evidence of deterrence and serious harm” caused by these policies “which we consider to be of the utmost seriousness”. Over the last two years the Department of Health...
Source: Doctors of the World News - March 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Assisted dying: Doctors' group adopts neutral position
The Royal College of Physicians votes to adopt a neutral position on helping terminally ill patients die. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vacancy for Member of the Endocrinology and Diabetes Specialty Certificate Examining Board
The Association of British Clinical Diabetologists, the Society for Endocrinology, and the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK are seeking to appoint a member of the Endocrinology and Diabetes SCE Board.The successful applicant will assist the Chair and Medical Secretary in the running of the SCE to ensure that all academic objectives and standards set by the General Medical Council are met; attend annual meetings of the Board, convened to set examination papers; review candidate performance in the most recent diet; assist with the development of the SCE; act on the advice of the MRCP(UK) Management an...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 12, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Is Skype really the way forward for online consultations?
 When NHS England Medical Director Stephen Powis urged the healthcare sector to use Skype video calls to treat patients, did he really mean Skype? Dan Worman CEO ofRefero explains.  The report released towards the end of last year by the Royal College of Physicians, backed by Powis, highlighted how improving the current outpatient appointments system could save the NHS millions. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 23, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Doctors to be asked (again) for their views on assisted dying
Royal College of Physicians to seek feedback from its 35,000 members on whether the law should be changed Related items fromOnMedica Emergency admissions at end of life set to sky rocket Assisted suicide must not be legalised, say BMA leaders British couple die together in euthanasia clinic Dutch doctors often withhold treatment from dying elderly Doctors must talk ‘honestly’ to patients about dying (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Doctors asked if they support giving lethal drugs to terminally ill patients to try to change law
The Royal College of Physicians in the UK is to poll them next month on whether the law on assisted dying should change. It means they may drop its opposition to assisted dying (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Royal College of Physicians call for obesity to be recognised as a disease
The Royal College of Physicians has released a position statement calling for obesity to be recognised as a disease.Sky News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 8, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

The RCP call for obesity to be recognised as a disease
The Royal College of Physicians have released a position statement calling for obesity to be recognised as a disease.Sky News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 8, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obesity should be recognised as a DISEASE, say experts
The Royal College of Physicians said people become obese because of their genetics and environment and shouldn't be blamed or shamed for it – 48 per cent of Britons may be obese by 2045. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS needs an army of volunteers to cope with the burden of the UK's rising elderly population
The president of the Royal College of Physicians Professor Andrew Goddard said that it is an  ‘inescapable truth’ that the NHS will increasingly require more help as the population ages. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical establishment joins together against harmful NHS charging policy
Following a string of media reports revealing the harm caused by NHS charging to Doctors of the World patients and others, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Faculty of Public Health (FPH) have today joined together to call for a suspension of the charging regulations pending an independent review.   In doing so, they’ve joined other voices, including the British Medical Association Council Chair, Dr Chaand Nagpaul and Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, Jonathan Ashworth, who have ...
Source: Doctors of the World News - December 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Royal college urges better training
A report from the Royal College of Physicians warns that doctors ’ professionalism is coming under growing pressure from increased workload, which could have an adverse effect on their job satisfaction and standards of care. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Murder in the archives: additions to the Sydney Smith Collection - Cessford RM.
Axes, knives, truncheons and several home-made weapons are some of the feature pieces of a newly deposited collection within the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh archive. This paper uses examples from this unusual collection, consisting of 40 weapo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Half of medical staff fear they will NOT be able to keep patients safe this winter, poll reveals
Some 58% of 1,761 medics feel worried about their hospitals capabilities. Costly plans for improved service this winter is not filtering down to staff, the poll by the Royal College of Physicians revealed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Have your say: Endocrinology and Diabetes 2018 Workforce Survey now open
The annual census of consultants in diabetes and endocrinology is now open.This is your opportunity to give your feedback on the specialty, establishing where improvements can be made and helping to identify planning needs for the future.Get involved to help influence governments, support workforce planning and contribute to health policy. The survey is sent on behalf of the Society for Endocrinology, ABCD, Diabetes UK and in conjunction with The Royal College of Physicians London.It takes only 10 minutes to complete online and your individual link will be emailed directly to you and must be completed before8 February 2019...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 26, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Royal college argues for new approach to outpatient care
The Royal College of Physicians says a new approach to outpatient care is needed if it is to meet growing demand and reduce disruption to patients ’ lives. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Royal College of Physicians publishes new code of conduct to tackle #MeToo behaviours
Ten-point code from the London-based college outlines that sexism, undermining actions or just plain rudeness from doctors is unacceptable. These can be damaging, given their authority. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congratulations to Marta Korbinits on being selected to deliver the Lady Estelle Wolfson Lecture
Prof Márta Korbonits gave the Lady Estelle Wolfson lecture in translational medicine at the Royal College of Physicians on the 24 October 2018, during the Acute and General Medicine Conference. The lectureship is awarded to applicants who have made a contribution to translational research or medicine that has demonstrable benefit to patients.Prof Korbonits was selected for her translational work on conditions associated with growth hormone excess, starting in childhood and producing pituitary gigantism, and her talk was entitled,“Legends, genetics and molecular biology”. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 1, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Doctors encouraged to talk about dying
A report from the Royal College of Physicians says doctors are too often reluctant to engage in conversations with patients about uncertainty, treatment ceilings, resuscitation status and death. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 25, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical student numbers should double to avoid 'absolute disaster'
The number of medical students need to double in the next decade to avoid “an absolute disaster”, the new head of the Royal College of Physicians has told HSJ. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 23, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Doctors are told to 'talk to terminally ill patients about death'
The Royal College of Physicians, a British union with 35,000 members, said confidence is one of the main barriers, with many feeling uncomfortable about initiating such conversations. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news