About the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow was founded in 1599, by the granting of a Royal Charter from King James VI. Today, College is a worldwide community of inspiring health professionals working together to advance the profession and improve patient care. Together we’re a force for good, determined to make a positive difference, and passionate about speaking up for the profession.
Our community is made up of the expertise and experience of our 15,000+ outstanding, hardworking members, supported by over 100 College staff. Together, our clinicians, all of whom give their time freely to the work of the College, and staff are committed to providing an innovative, relevant and inspiring programme of activity across the College, with the ultimate aim of enhancing patient safety.
With care and compassion at our core, our work is guided by the following core values
- Inclusive – Demonstrating care, kindness, civility, generosity and mutual respect through the way we welcome, work and interact with people
- Community – Working together to support one another to succeed; listening to and engaging with partners and people, locally, nationally and globally, to achieve our core purpose
- Integrity -Valuing and learning from our heritage and commitment to excellence; never compromising on our core purpose, our standards and the quality of delivery
- Innovative – Proactively challenging current thinking with a forward-looking agile approach that meets the changing needs of our members and all those who interact with us
- Inspiring – Leading by example through open dialogue, teamwork and engagement to maximise our potential and affect change
We are the only Royal College in the UK who welcomes healthcare professionals across the range of medical and surgical specialities.