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RCSEd Fellows Celebrated in Queen’s New Year Honours List

RCSEd Fellows Celebrated in Queen’s New Year Honours List

Several Fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh have been recognised in the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II’s 2021 New Year Honours list for their work in healthcare and the response to COVID-19.

Important update on the MRCS Part B and DO-HNS Part 2 examinations in the UK and Ireland in February 2021

Important update on the MRCS Part B and DO-HNS Part 2 examinations in the UK and Ireland in February 2021

Due to the current rise in COVID-19 infections, which has led to new lockdown restrictions and increased pressure on the health services in the UK and Ireland, the Intercollegiate Committee for Basic Surgical Examinations (ICBSE) and the four Surgical Royal Colleges of the United Kingdom and in Ireland have taken the difficult decision to cancel the MRCS Part B and DO-HNS Part 2 examinations that had been scheduled to take place in February 2021.

Delays with Diploma Ceremonies and Certificates

Delays with Diploma Ceremonies and Certificates

With the latest lockdown in place in the UK, we are disappointed that it will mean inevitable further delays in being able to welcome our new Members and Fellows to a diploma ceremony in Edinburgh. The new restrictions mean the College campus in Edinburgh has closed and unfortunately, this means we are unable to send out diploma certificates in the month of January.

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RCSEd and UCLan Signal Their Intent on Future Collaboration and Joint Working

RCSEd and UCLan Signal Their Intent on Future Collaboration and Joint Working - Read more

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) and The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), setting out their mutual commitment to collaboration and to exploring future opportunities for joint working in the areas of medical education, training and research.



An Important ICBSE Update on the MRCS Part B and DO-HNS Part 2 Examinations in the UK and Ireland

An Important ICBSE Update on the MRCS Part B and DO-HNS Part 2 Examinations in the UK and Ireland - Read more

Following our announcement last month that the MRCS Part B and DO-HNS Part 2 examinations would not take place in February 2021, ICBSE can now confirm that the next MRCS Part B and DO-HNS Part 2 examinations will take place in May 2021, as originally scheduled.



FSSA Clinical Guide to Surgical Prioritisation During the Coronavirus Pandemic

FSSA Clinical Guide to Surgical Prioritisation During the Coronavirus Pandemic - Read more

This Guide was first produced at the request of NHS England at the start of the pandemic. It is written by specialists in the procedures listed and is updated every month. It sets out what clinicians view as the relative priorities of conditions at the time it is posted. The Guide is a short term expedient to the pandemic and not for long term use.



Press Statement: Joint UK Royal Surgical Colleges, Federation of Surgical Specialty Associations and Upper Airway Group Statement

Joint UK Royal Surgical Colleges, Federation of Surgical Specialty Associations and Upper Airway Group Statement - Read more

Joint UK Royal Surgical Colleges, Federation of Surgical Specialty Associations and Upper Airway Group Statement COVID-19 vaccination and dosing regimen In the light of the recent changed JCVI and national public health authorities guidance on vaccination priority and increasing the interval between first and second doses of the vaccine, repres…



Candidates Sought for Trainees’ Committee 2021

Candidates Sought for Trainees’ Committee 2021 - Read more

RCSEd is now looking for new members of the Trainees’ Committee by election from within the trainee membership of the College.





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