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GMC survey on treatment affecting SAS doctors mirrors results of RCOphth SAS Survey in 2017

A survey released today, 9 January, by the GMC has found that many SAS and LE doctors experience rudeness, incivility, belittling and humiliation, in the workplace. The survey found that 30% of SAS doctors and 23% of their LE counterparts had been bullied, undermined or harassed at work in the last year, either by colleagues or

RCOphth President responds to HSIB report on lack of timely monitoring for patients with glaucoma

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists would like to thank the patient who was willing to participate in important investigations, such as this report carried out by the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) despite the devastating impact on her quality of life as a result of her sight loss. The hospital investigated is not identified in

Scottish Government trials Global Citizenship posts – A new way of working

In 2016 The Scottish Government set out proposals for encouraging the nation to be more outward looking and as such established a Global Citizenship programme. Global Citizenship is all about understanding the pressing issues facing our world and working collaboratively at home and abroad to come up with constructive solutions. In recognition that it would

New GMC guidance outlines clear steps to better support disabled doctors

Disabled doctors and medical students can expect greater support to pursue their careers, following new guidance published by the General Medical Council (GMC). The regulator has advised medical schools and training providers of the steps they should put in place to make sure all students and trainee doctors, including those with disabilities, are able fulfil

Update from Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on EU Exit preparations

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, has written to health and social care staff in the NHS providing an update on EU Exit preparations. The letter includes information on: • the rights of EU citizens to remain in the UK after it leaves the EU • the continued recognition of