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Press Statement: Joint UK Royal Surgical Colleges, Federation of Surgical Specialty Associations and Upper Airway Group Statement

Joint UK Royal Surgical Colleges, Federation of Surgical Specialty Associations and Upper Airway Group Statement - Read more

Joint UK Royal Surgical Colleges, Federation of Surgical Specialty Associations and Upper Airway Group Statement COVID-19 vaccination and dosing regimen In the light of the recent changed JCVI and national public health authorities guidance on vaccination priority and increasing the interval between first and second doses of the vaccine, repres…



Candidates Sought for Trainees’ Committee 2021

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RCSEd is now looking for new members of the Trainees’ Committee by election from within the trainee members of the College.



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

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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.





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