As the RCP publishes the follow-up report to a virtual workshop with physicians across south-west Wales, doctors are calling on the Welsh NHS to focus on the positive changes that have come from the pandemic and avoid returning to old ways of working.
Fel clinigwyr, rydym yn gyfarwydd â delio ag ansicrwydd, newid a cholled yn ein bywydau proffesiynol. Fodd bynnag, mae'r pandemig parhaus, gyda'i amrywiolion SARS-CoV-2 newydd, yn cael effaith enfawr ar ein bywydau personol hefyd.
As clinicians, we are accustomed in dealing with uncertainty, change and loss in our professional lives. However, the ongoing pandemic, with its new SARS-CoV-2 variants, is having a huge impact on our personal lives, too. The latest Health and Social Care Select Committee report describes increased incivility, burnout and resignations in England. The RCP has highlighted the need to expand the workforce, as staff shortages, which lead to chronic excessive workload, is a key factor in burnout.
There is now less than one month left to apply for the only RCP fellowship that is specifically available for the promotion of medical research within Wales. Dr Olwen Williams talks to the current fellow, Dr Anna Scholz, and some of her predecessors.
In this month’s blog, Dr Olwen Williams, RCP vice president for Wales looks back at the Senedd election results and updates members about RCP visits to Ysbyty Wrexham Maelor and the Grange University Hospital.