Medical Experts Call on Scottish & UK Governments to Introduce National Screening Programme to Cut Stroke Deaths

RCPE Press Release

05 March 2012

A high-level meeting of over 120 leading stroke specialists from around the UK, convened by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE), has recommended that the Scottish and UK Governments should urgently introduce national screening programmes aimed at reducing the number of strokes and premature deaths caused by stroke.

NHS Urged to Adapt to Female Workforce if Wishing to End Inequality and Maintain Patient Care

RCPE Press Release

04 October 2011

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE) will today (4 October 2011) call on the NHS (throughout Scotland and the UK) to develop more flexible working patterns in order to respond to the rapidly increasing number of female medical graduates and doctors, and to ensure that the provision of patient care is maintained.

"August is Always a Nightmare": 90% of Doctors Believe National Training Changeover Decreases Patient Safety

RCPE Press Release

18 August 2011

A new study has found that 90% of doctors who responded to a survey believe that patient safety throughout Scotland and the UK is compromised in August when the latest intake of medical trainee doctors start their training posts in the NHS on the same day nationally, and doctors already in training rotate into other positions.

Scotland at Risk of Producing Generation of Inadequately Trained Doctors & Compromising Patient Safety

RCPE Press Release

30 March 2011

In an unprecedented step, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE) has issued a warning that Scotland is in danger of creating a generation of inadequately trained doctors and, in turn, potentially compromising patient safety unless urgent action is taken by the incoming Scottish Government.

NHS In Scotland Could Save Significant Resources By Adopting More Targeted Approach To Screening

RCPE Press Release

10 March 2011

A leading UK research scientist will today (10 March 2011) present data showing that the Scottish and UK Governments could save “significant resources” by adopting a more targeted approach to screening for the risk of heart disease and diabetes than the increasingly favoured governmental strategies of universal health checks.