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RCSEd President responds to findings on risk to patient safety due to bullying, lack of training and support for trainee doctors

RCSEd President responds to findings on risk to patient safety due to bullying, lack of training and support for trainee doctors - Read more

RCSEd President, Michael Griffin OBE, responds to news that Health Education England has uncovered multiple examples of patients being put at risk as a result of trainee doctors being bullied, compelled to conduct tasks they are not trained for and are generally lacking support.



RCSEd Response to Government awarding £5bn to Private Healthcare Providers

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Responding to news that the government is considering awarding £5bn to private healthcare providers to help manage the growing backlog of NHS appointments, Professor Michael Griffin OBE, President of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh



Inter-collegiate statement on the restoration of solid organ transplant services and their prioritisation

Inter-collegiate statement on the restoration of solid organ transplant services and their prioritisation - Read more

Inter-collegiate guidance on prioritisation of surgery has not included details for solid organ transplantation. Being dependent on availability of donor organs, transplantation does not lend itself to the categorisation used for other surgical specialties.



Chair of RCSEd Trainees Committee writes to Mental Health Ministers to call for improved mental health and wellbeing support for NHS staff

Chair of RCSEd Trainees Committee writes to Mental Health Ministers to call for improved mental health and wellbeing support for NHS staff - Read more

The Chair of the Trainees Committee of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh has today written to both the Minister and Shadow Minister for Mental Health for calling for improved mental health and wellbeing support for NHS staff.



RCSEd Response to Public Health England Report on BAME communities

RCSEd Response to Public Health England Report on BAME communities - Read more

RCSEd responding to the publication of Public Health England’s report focused on ‘Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on BAME groups’ on 16 June 2020.





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