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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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Press Statement: RCSEd notes concern on postponement of the Immigration Bill 2019-21

RCSEd notes concern on postponement of the Immigration Bill 2019-21 - Read more

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh notes with concern the postponement of the second reading of the Immigration (Health and Social Care Staff) Bill 2019-21 today. This Bill would grant indefinite right to remain to those overseas doctors who have been serving on the frontline during the Covid-19 pandemic. The College has been calling for mo…



Joint Letter to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

Joint Letter to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care - Read more

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, along with the Medical Protection Society, British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin Chairman of the Board, Medical Defence Shield, Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association and the The Doctors’ Association have signed a joint letter to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care regarding emergency legislation needed to protect healthcare professionals at risk of inappropriate legal challenge when treating COVID-19 patients.



Update from RCSEd Policy and Public Affairs Team

Update from RCSEd Policy and Public Affairs Team - Read more

Over the past month the Policy Team lead on the College's response to Sir Michael Marmot's review of the impact of COVID-19 on health inequalities.



Press Statement: Leading surgeon warns resumption of elective surgery will depend on adherence to lockdown rules

Leading surgeon warns resumption of elective surgery will depend on adherence to lockdown rules - Read more

A leading surgeon is urging members of the public to stick to the latest lockdown guidelines as strictly as possible in a bid to get control of the virus and to allow elective surgery to get back up and running.  Professor Michael Griffin OBE, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, believes the next eight weeks are crucial in …



Press Statement: Statement from RCSEd President Michael Griffin on Cancelled Operations

Statement from RCSEd President Michael Griffin on Cancelled Operations - Read more

Reacting to last NHS England figures that show 4.46 million people were waiting to start hospital treatment in England at the end of November 2020, with almost 200,000 people waiting more than a year for an operation, Professor Michael Griffin, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh said: We are naturally concerned with the size…





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