Welsh hospitals are understaffed and overstretched. Over two-thirds of trainees report regular and frequent rota gaps, almost one-third of advertised consultant posts go unfilled, and absence due to sickness is rising. As 120 doctors and health professionals gather today (Thursday 9 May) in Deeside for the Royal College of Physician’s (RCP) second north Wales conference, the college has published a new report which showcases several innovative case studies and suggests how things could be improved in the future.
With the RCP preparing to poll its members about its stance on assisted dying, Professor Raymond Tallis, emeritus professor of geriatric medicine at the University of Manchester, outlines why the RCP should have a neutral position.
With the RCP preparing to poll its members about its stance on assisted dying, Dr Amy Proffitt, executive secretary of the Association for Palliative Medicine (APM), argues the case for opposing medical involvement.