The Queen's Speech, delivered earlier today, provided the UK government with an opportunity to highlight its priorities for the months ahead. Here, RCP president Andrew Goddard and RCP special adviser on obesity Professor Rachel Batterham offer their responses to it.
‘NHS workforce planning: the case for transparency and accountability’ sets out the RCP’s view on expanding medical school places and establishing transparent processes to ensure the NHS has sufficient workforce.
The Royal College of Physicians will lead a new initiative to give clinicians research skills, on behalf of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) and in partnership with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
The Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) is seeking views on proposals to reform the regulation of healthcare professionals, including the statutory regulation of physician associates (PAs) and anaesthesia associates (AAs).
The RCP welcomes the ambitions set out in the government’s vision for clinical research published today, especially its commitment that clinical research is embedded in everyday care and is ‘everyone’s business across the NHS’.
In March 2020, Dr Kate Edwards, a former RCP chief registrar, found herself in the eye of the COVID-19 storm. As the RCP publishes its updated manifesto calls ahead of the 2021 Senedd election in Wales, she reflects on how she and colleagues rose to the challenge during the pandemic.
As we approach the first anniversary of lockdown, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has launched Recover, rebuild, renew, which looks at the effect of the pandemic on the medical workforce in Wales.