The Scottish Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties and BMA Scotland have been working together to ensure that the views of the healthcare workforce contribute to discussions around recovery, remobilisation and transformation of the health service in the months and years ahead. Strategic, creative and experienced input will be essential as we seek to address the impact of the pandemic on the health of the workforce, the management and treatment of patients awaiting care, and preparations for Autumn/Winter 2021.
In this document, we outline the four key inter-dependent areas of workforce, workload, wellbeing and innovation, with patient care at the core. It is essential that each one of these areas is considered in initiatives focused on recovery, remobilisation and transformation, and in the government’s commitments to increasing productivity, tackling backlogs and developing new services.
Our Colleges, Faculties and BMA Scotland offer our ongoing help and input as we seek to move forward. Please do get in touch with any comments on the content and approach outlined in this document, and let us know how are can be most helpful in ensuring that collectively we have done all we can to enable the health and social care workforce be prepared for the challenging years ahead.
-Dr Miles Mack, Chair of Scottish Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties
-Dr Lewis Morrison, Chair of BMA Scotland
-Professor Jackie Taylor, President of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow