The Royal College of Physicians has issued a statement following the Liberal Democrat party conference in Bournemouth, welcoming a focus on the NHS, and commitments to ill health prevention and tackling health inequalities.
The Turner-Warwick lecturer scheme provides a sense of pride, builds confidence and gives encouragement to trainees across the UK. The scheme not only underlines the value trainees bring to healthcare, but also fosters skills like public speaking and how to package information for diverse medical audiences.
The recent report of the Working Party on Sexual Misconduct in Surgery made sobering reading for us all. The sad fact is that toxic behaviours have been tolerated for far too long in medicine. This is not a problem confined to surgery; as physicians, we must also shine a light on misogyny.
The Faculty of Physician Associates (FPA) and Royal College of Physicians (RCP) recognise that there are many questions regarding the role of physician associates (PAs), a role established in the UK 2 decades ago.