Surgical Royal Colleges Comment on Report on Sexual Misconduct

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12 Sep 2023

The Working Party on Sexual Misconduct in Surgery has today (Tuesday 12 September), published its findings. To read the report in full, published in the British Journal of Surgery, click here.

Within the report, College President Professor Rowan Parks and Presidents of our sister surgical colleges said:

“The findings of the working party’s survey on sexual misconduct in surgery are shocking. As leaders of the four surgical royal colleges, we want to send a strong message: these utterly unacceptable behaviours have no place in surgery. We would like to thank the working party for having the courage to speak out on this very serious problem. We will work with the group and colleagues across healthcare to ensure that surgery is the safe and welcoming profession it should be.”

Professor Rowan Parks, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd)

Mr Tim Mitchell, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS England)

Mr Mike McKirdy, President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG)

Professor Laura Viani, President of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)

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