Emergency General Surgery – a Consensus Statement

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07 Jul 2017

Emergency general surgery is the highest volume surgical workload in the UK and Ireland and showing significant year on year rises in clinical activity. Safe and sustainable delivery of this practice is an essential component of healthcare delivery in all devolved Nations and in the Republic of Ireland. The position of Emergency General Surgical practice in relation to the surgical specialties continues to be of considerable concern. This is not only an issue to those currently delivering the service, but it is also especially relevant to surgeons in training who are considering a career in surgery which involves emergency general surgery provision. Their position has been well articulated by the Association of Surgeons in Training.

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, Emergency General Surgery Board and the National Acute Surgery Forum have today launched a consensus statement at the provision of Emergency General Surgery and its relation to the surgical disciplines. Download it below.


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