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

National mortality case record review: annual report 2018
The Royal College of Physicians reports on the effectiveness of the standardised review approach used by hospitals to learn from adult acute deaths and improve patient care. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Women still fighting to get their dues in the medical profession
New exhibition at Royal College of Physicians highlights 500 years of women ’s struggle to get their foot in the door of the medical professionMedicine is not a welcoming world for women, even in 2018. Women holda tiny proportion of Britain ’s professorial medical posts, while theNHS has a 23% gender pay gap. Just last month Tokyo Medical Universityadmitted it had tampered with female students ’ exam scores to stop them getting in, fearing they would put their careers on hold to get married and have children.This pernicious culture of sexism and scaremongering is nothing new. It has been deployed for cent...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Anne Hanley and Kristin Hussey Tags: Women Science Medicine Education Health Life and style Society Museums Culture Doctors Source Type: news

Glasgow Periprosthetic Infection Conference
This course takes place on 25 October 2018 and will be held at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 232 - 242 St Vincent Street. Our inaugural Periprosthetic Meeting has an internationally renowned faculty who will discuss all aspects of periprosthetic joint infection including basic sciences, diagnosis, clinical features and the necessity of a multidisciplinary approach. (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - August 31, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Meetings Events Source Type: news

Double or quits: calculating how many more medical students we need
The Royal College of Physicians has published new calculations for the number of doctors needed, and sets out key issues facing workforce planning in the UK that affect the current supply, future service demand and predicted losses in the workforce. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 29, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hiding in plain sight: treating tobacco dependency in the NHS
Traditional smoking cessation services may not work anymore, according to a report by the Royal College of Physicians, which argues that the problem is with treating smoking outside the NHS mainstream. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 27, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Patients 'should be recommended e-cigarettes'
The Royal College of Physicians are calling for patients to be routinely offered help in kicking the habit at GP appointments, outpatient clinics and when admitted to hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strong bones after 50: fracture liaison services explained
The Royal College of Physicians has released new guidance for patients and carers to support older people who have broken a bone following a fall. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS at 70: public attitudes to the health and care system
NHS Providers, NHS Clinical Commissioners, the Royal College of Physicians and National Voices commissioned Ipsos MORI to carry out a survey with the general public in England about their views towards funding of the NHS, and their priorities when receiving care. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS at 70: public attitudes to the health and care system
Ipsos MORI - NHS Providers, NHS Clinical Commissioners, the Royal College of Physicians and National Voices commissioned Ipsos MORI to carry out a survey with the general public in England about their views towards funding of the NHS, and their priorities when receiving care. The findings show rising public concern for the future of the NHS and social care and also support for increasing taxation to maintain the NHS.SummaryDataPress release (Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection)
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - May 14, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Patient involvement, experience and feedback Source Type: news

Doctors are calling for heroin, cocaine and cannabis to be made LEGAL
The Royal College of Physicians, which represents 26,000 medics in the UK, said it: 'strongly supports the view that drug addiction must be considered a health issue first and foremost.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A health professional's guide to reducing waste
A report from the Royal College of Physicians explains how health professionals can positively influence societal health and wellbeing by making simple changes to the procurement and disposal of medical supplies. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 23, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS ON THE BRINK: Doctors struggling with rising demand and ageing population
DOCTORS are struggling to cope with rising demand, an ageing population and rock bottom morale as the NHS is pushed to its limit, a damning new survey reveals. Research by the Royal College of Physicians has laid bare a system in chaos with 64 per cent of doctors believing patient safety has deteriorated over the past year. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Role of physiotherapy in recovery from hip fracture
A report from the Royal College of Physicians outlines the findings of an audit of physiotherapy in the UK. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Leading fracture liaison service improvement: secondary fracture prevention in the NHS
A report from the Royal College of Physicians contains data from an audit on patients diagnosed with a fragility fracture in 2016. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New approach to NHS clinical assessment could save thousands of lives
NHS England is asking every hospital trust to adopt the Royal College of Physicians ’ new clinical assessment system, which could save nearly 2,000 lives and 627,000 bed days every year. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Have your say: Endocrinology and Diabetes 2017 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, identifying 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.The online survey takes only 10 minutes to complete and the link will be emailed directly to you and must be completed before16 February 2018.Eac...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

At least 675 patients fall over daily on NHS wards
Some 675 patients have falls on NHS wards every day across England and Wales, a major Royal College of Physicians audit has found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physicians offer help on managing winter pressures
Royal College of Physicians publishes guidance on cutting unnecessary admissions Related items fromOnMedica Plans to help doctors cope this winter due soon Performance figures show NHS under continued pressure NHS winter plans centre on more flu jabs and A&E staff NHS won ’t cope with winter pressures, healthcare leaders fear Shortages are compromising patient care, new report warns (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 6, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Breaking the Fever: Sustainability and Climate Change in the NHS (National Health Service)
Royal College of Physicians. 03/15/2017 This four-page document gives an overview of the impact of climate change on health care in the United Kingdom, and how physicians and the National Health Service (NHS) can contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Health care sustainability refers to the financial, environmental, and social impact of health services. The aim of sustainable healthcare is to provide better care for patients today without compromising health and care provision in the future. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Toxic air kills 40,000 a year
London, Glasgow, Leeds and Birmingham were rated as heavily polluted in the study backed by 26 groups including the Royal College of Physicians. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RPS endorses the prescribing support for junior doctors
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has contributed to the publication of the new prescribing support guidefor junior doctors, published by the Royal College of Physicians. The report recognises that pha (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 15, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Most consultants feel unvalued by trusts
Patients value doctors more than NHS trusts, say doctors Related items fromOnMedica Consultants ’ experience needs to be better recognised Second doctors ’ union will participate in national contract negotiations Royal College of Physicians launches annual consultants ’ census (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 24, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Spring Conference 2018: Nutrient-nutrient interaction
Discussion12:30   Lunch13:30  Nutrition Society Scottish Annual General Meeting14.00Close of Conference   (Source: The Nutrition Society)
Source: The Nutrition Society - July 7, 2017 Category: Nutrition Authors: Miss Natalie Ofosu-Orchard Source Type: news

More patients quitting smoking as prevalence falls to one in seven
Official data showing that smoking prevalence has fallen in recent years shows doctors' efforts to get patients to quit 'are working', the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has said. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - June 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Smoking cessation Source Type: news

Tobacco hybrid emits low-toxicant, e-cig-like vapor with enhanced flavor
(R&D at British American Tobacco) Chemical analysis has revealed no detectable difference between the vapours produced by an e-cigarette and a novel tobacco hybrid, (iFuse). Previous research revealed that the levels of nearly all tested toxicants in Vype ePen vapour are much lower than in cigarette smoke. The Royal College of Physicians is among those who say that smokers should switch to e-cigarettes to reduce harm and help them quit smoking. However, some consumers say that they want more tobacco taste. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

RCP Health Informatics Unit leads new consultation on digital health records for children
The Royal College of Physicians Health Informatics Unit is conducting a consultation to seek views on the content of a new set of standards for digital health records for children. This is the first in a series of three surveys and focuses on the areas of birth details and the new born review. The subsequent surveys will cover immunisations and routine primary, health visitor and school nurse information; and developmental assessments and personal data. The survey closes on 15 May 2017 (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feature Review: Asthma education for school staff
In this blog, GP  Dr Robin Carr discusses the latest Cochrane evidence on whether asthma education for teachers and other school staff could improve the care of children with asthma in schools and reduce asthma deaths. Reposted with permission fromEvidently Cochrane blog.  “ You can’t be serious, kids still die of asthma in your country?” my shocked friend said. “Actually, they still die in yours too”, I replied.I remember as a GP when I first arrived in Somerset that they were still talking about the 12 year old child who had died from an asthma attack some years...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 1, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Featured Review: Asthma education for school staff
In this blog, GP  Dr Robin Carr discusses the latest Cochrane evidence on whether asthma education for teachers and other school staff could improve the care of children with asthma in schools and reduce asthma deaths. Reposted with permission fromEvidently Cochrane blog.  “You can’t be serious, kids still die of asthma in your country?” my shocked friend said. “Actually, they still die in yours too,” I replied.I remember as a GP when I first arrived in Somerset that they were still talking about the 12-year-old child who had died from an asthma attack some years ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 1, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Invest in primary care to save underfunded hospitals, report says
The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has released a report on called NHS reality check: Delivering care under pressure today (16 March) which highlights the burdens faced by the acute sector.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - March 16, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: aharrold Tags: *** AskTheExpert: Commissioning *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Report: hospitals under pressure need investment in primary care
The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has released a report on called NHS reality check: Delivering care under pressure today (16 March) which highlights the burdens faced by the acute sector.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - March 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: aharrold Tags: Professional Editor ' s pick Latest News Source Type: news

Against the odds: experiences from the NHS front line
This report collates hospital doctors'experiences of working in NHS hospitals between December 2016 and January 2017 (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news