The RCP has been looking at the realities of working in the NHS this winter through a poll of its members. As specialty trainees, Matthew Roycroft and Megan Rutter have witnessed the impact of ‘winter pressures’ on NHS staff and patients.
With over 300,000 fragility fractures every year suffered by individuals over the age of 50, Dr Kassim Javaid explains how Fracture Liaison Services can help prevent broken bones and provide better care for older patients.
Honest conversations about dying need to begin with a broader understanding of what ‘end-of-life’ actually means, and practical steps to enable the conversations to take place, writes Bev Fitzsimons from the Point of Care Foundation
There is a growing awareness that the contributions UK doctors can make to tackle global health inequalities. The Global Health Exchange programme offers trainees a 1-year placement in a level one district hospital in a resource-poor setting.
Professor Richard Walker, RCP associate international director for Sub-Saharan Africa, discusses major challenges in the fight against cancer in East Africa and the impact of the RCP’s Medical Training and Fellowship (METAF) programme with Dr Sadiq Siu, clinical oncologist at Tanzania’s Ocean Road Cancer Institute and METAF volunteer Dr Georgina Wood.