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News items from May 2017

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General Election: Oral Health and Improvements to Dental Services

Further to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh contacting senior politicians with a series of asks for the next government, the Faculty of Dental Surgery has today also published a manifesto that calls for a renewed focus on oral health and improvements to be made to dental services, education and training and workplace culture.

General Election: College Asks Political Parties to Address NHS Concerns

With the UK general election a month away, Professor Michael Lavelle-Jones, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, has today written to the health spokespeople from the main political parties to set out the College’s key asks for the next government.

College to Launch One-year Diploma in Paediatric Dentistry

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RCSEd is launching a one-year online programme in paediatric dentistry for dental therapists and graduates in oral health sciences.

College Focuses on Support and Openness in wake of Ian Paterson Conviction

The RCSEd has reacted to the conviction of breast surgeon Ian Paterson by advocating greater communication and openness among staff and patients. The verdict reached by Nottingham Crown Court on 28 April found Paterson guilty of 17 counts of wounding with intent, and three of unlawful wounding, after carrying out unnecessary operations.

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