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Changes to the NHS Pension Scheme regulations

Changes to the NHS Pension Scheme regulations - Read more

The Department of Health and Social Care is consulting on proposals to change NHS Pension Scheme regulations



Press Statement: Developing situation means we must vaccinate as many people as possible, as soon as possible say top doctors

Developing situation means we must vaccinate as many people as possible, as soon as possible say top doctors  - Read more

Members of the Scottish Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties have welcomed plans to update the immunisation programme against COVID-19 to ensure that the vaccine is delivered to as many people as possible as quickly as possible. This new plan will be supported by immunising more people with a first dose of the available vaccine before re…



Press Statement: Scottish medical leaders warn of ‘perfect storm’ in hospitals

Scottish medical leaders warn of ‘perfect storm’ in hospitals - Read more

Members of the Scottish Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties have joined together to highlight the importance of controlling the spread of COVID-19 amid concerns the NHS may not be able to cope with a surge in cases.  Calling for increased cross-Government working and efforts from the public to reduce the spread of the virus, the grou…



Press Statement: The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh statement on testing of asymptomatic NHS staff, elective surgery and diagnostics

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh statement on testing of asymptomatic NHS staff, elective surgery and diagnostics - Read more

Since the onset of the pandemic, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh has been calling for NHS staff to be tested for Covid-19 on a regular and rigorous basis. Only in this way can hospitals be secured and made safe for surgery. Over the past few months, both waiting times and the number of patients waiting for elective surgery have increase…



New PPE Guidance and Updated Intercollegiate General Surgery Guidance on COVID-19

New PPE Guidance and Updated Intercollegiate General Surgery Guidance on COVID-19 - Read more

New PPE guidance has been released yesterday from PHE. It recommends changes to, or clarifies the required PPE in the operating theatre, endoscopy on wards and in the surgical receiving unit.





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