With plans to build 40 hospitals in the UK by 2030 now moving forward, the RCP has published a report outlining how new hospitals should be designed and planned to improve patient pathways and staff wellbeing.
The RCP is pleased to introduce a series of virtual new members ceremonies. We know how important these ceremonies are to our diplomates, and appreciate how hard they have worked to get to this position today.
The RCP has responded to the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in England, urging people to continue washing hands regularly, wearing a mask if they can indoors and keeping a safe distance from other people as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.
Minister for Prevention, Public Health and Primary Care Jo Churchill MP has written to Michael Brodie, chief executive of Public Health England (PHE), to set out the strategic remit and priorities for PHE until the end of 2021. A key priority will be to work with the Department of Health and Social Care to define and set the direction of the Office for Health Promotion, which is expected to formally begin work later this year.
The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) has released a statement about the 19 July ‘unlocking’ following several meetings of the presidents of AoMRC members, including the RCP, over the past couple of weeks.