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Press Statement: RCSEd Comment on BMJ Research on 7 Day Services

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Responding to research published in the British Medical Journal (6 September 2015) regarding increased weekend hospital mortality rates, Mr Ian Ritchie, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, commented: "The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh has contended for some time that attention must be given to the way NHS services are…



Three-Quarters of Surgeons Believe 24/7 NHS Care Not Achievable

Three-Quarters of Surgeons Believe 24/7 NHS Care Not Achievable - Read more

Surgeons support extension of consultant-led care but doubt it can be delivered under current system



Response to Secretary of State's Statement on 24/7 NHS Consultant Care for England

Response to Secretary of State's Statement on 24/7 NHS Consultant Care for England - Read more

College supports round the clock services, but has concerns about feasibility of reforms



Press Statement: Response to Secretary of State's Statement on 24/7 NHS Consultant Care for England

Response to Secretary of State's Statement on 24/7 NHS Consultant Care for England - Read more

From Mr Ian Ritchie, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh: “Patients rightly expect the same standards of care at night and weekends as they would receive during normal working hours.  We support this, and know that our membership is strongly in favour of round the clock services. However, they also have concerns about the feasi…



Press Statement: RCSEd Statement Following the Queen's Speech

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Mr Ian Ritchie, PRCSEd has welcomed the Government’s commitment to provide the NHS with an extra £8 bn a year by 2020. Commenting on today’s Queen's Speech, Mr Ritchie said: "We support the principle of an NHS that operates on a 24/7 basis and is solely focused on improving patient care. "Additional funding is welcome, but in order that the NHS …



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