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The NHS: the doctors' view

In recent years, the work of physicians has become increasingly challenging, with an overstretched health and care system leading to pressure on hospitals.

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Francis Inquiry - RCP response

The RCP's response to the Mid Staffordshire Public Inquiry ('Francis Inquiry').

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Work and wellbeing in the NHS: why staff health matters to patient care

This report by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), entitled Work and wellbeing in the NHS: why staff health matters to patient care, sets out why it is in the best interests of both patients and NHS organisations for the health, wellbeing and engagement of the NHS workforce to be prioritised.

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Supporting the acute take: advice for NHS trusts and local health boards

The acute medical take is proving a challenge across hospitals within the UK. The local configuration and provision of services mean that each hospital has unique issues that will require locally developed solutions. This document explores potential strategies that might be helpful.

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COVID-19 and the contribution of health and care staff from overseas

The pandemic has again highlighted the crucial role that EU and international staff play in UK health and social care services. Our colleagues who come to the UK from across the world must be and feel valued.

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Rebuilding the NHS - Resetting outpatient services for the 21st century in the context of COVID-19

Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) set out principles and recommendations for the reset of outpatient services.

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Rebuilding the NHS – Improving medical pathways for acute care

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM), Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and the Society for Acute Medicine (SAM) make recommendations for the immediate transformation of the urgent and emergency care pathway.

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Rebuilding the NHS – RCP priorities for the resetting of services

The RCP has set out its nine key priorities for the resetting and rebuilding of NHS services, now that the initial COVID-19 peak has passed.

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Hospitals on the edge? The time for action

The RCP’s Hospitals on the edge? report sets out the magnitude of the challenges facing acute care services.

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Joint statement from the three UK royal colleges of physicians calling for a multi-year health and social care budget for Northern Ireland

Two months since the 2022 Northern Ireland Assembly election, the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow have come together to call on all political parties to work together to deliver a much-needed multi-year budget.