Posts Tagged ‘RCP’

Senior appointments to key health bodies

There has been a rash of senior appointments to medical representative bodies and health regulators. The Royal College of Physicians has appointed Patrici...

Hospitals need Elder-friendly Ward Quality Mark

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has committed to a series of wide-ranging actions to help realise the recommendations of the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Fo...

Protestors attack RCP’s ‘friendship’ with minister

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has come under fire for its relationship with health minister Earl Howe because of his role in driving the Health and...

Sir Richard re-elected as RCP’s president

Sir Richard Thompson has been re-elected as president of the Royal College of Physicians in a ballot organised by the Electoral Reform Services. Sir Richa...

College members must hold colleges to account

There is a quiet revolution taking place in the usually clubbable world of the Medical Royal Colleges (MRCs). Sir Richard Thompson, president of the Royal ...

Acute care suffers due to limited GP work hours

The failure of primary care health professionals to work seven days a week is contributing to the pressures piling up on acute hospital services, Mark Temp...

EWTD: change likely to be too little too late

Two years since its full implementation, the European Working Time Directive continues to be seen as one of the main culprits in the disintegration of clin...

“Support extended consultant delivered services”

A leaked NHS London report suggests that over 500 deaths a year in London could be prevented if consultant cover was increased at weekends. Sir Richard Th...

“Clinical leadership should lead reconfigurations”

A new briefing by the King’s Fund concludes that the current decision-making process for hospital and service reconfigurations is complex and bureaucrati...

Health Bill: what the RCP would like to see changed

The Health and Social Care Bill proposes significant change to the NHS. Key proposals include: • Abolishing PCTs and SHAs by 2013. • Giving new c...

Interview: Prof Ian Gilmore, president of the RCP

  [caption id="attachment_3152" align="alignleft" width="314" caption="Prof Ian Gilmore"][/caption] Hospital Dr invited Prof Ian Gilmore, president of...