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An Important ICBSE Update on the MRCS Part B and DO-HNS Part 2 Examinations in the UK and Ireland

An Important ICBSE Update on the MRCS Part B and DO-HNS Part 2 Examinations in the UK and Ireland - Read more

Following our announcement last month that the MRCS Part B and DO-HNS Part 2 examinations would not take place in February 2021, ICBSE can now confirm that the next MRCS Part B and DO-HNS Part 2 examinations will take place in May 2021, as originally scheduled.



FSSA Clinical Guide to Surgical Prioritisation During the Coronavirus Pandemic

FSSA Clinical Guide to Surgical Prioritisation During the Coronavirus Pandemic - Read more

This Guide was first produced at the request of NHS England at the start of the pandemic. It is written by specialists in the procedures listed and is updated every month. It sets out what clinicians view as the relative priorities of conditions at the time it is posted. The Guide is a short term expedient to the pandemic and not for long term use.



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

Candidates Sought for Trainees’ Committee 2021 - Read more

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





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