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Press Releases


Latest press releases issued by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd):

Future Sutures

Tomorrow's Surgical Stars Enter Third Year of Unique Surgical Skills Competition

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Medtronic, a global leader in medical technology, services and solutions today launch the third surgical skills competition. Convened by College council member Mr Roger Currie, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in Ayrshire, it is now in its third year and aims to discover the most talented unde…


The Apprentice Dentist

Faculty of Dental Surgery Competition Enters Its Third Year

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Dentsply Sirona today launch the annual dental skills competition.  Run by the College’s Faculty of Dental Surgery it is now in its third year and aims to discover the most talented and skilled undergraduate dentist in the UK. The ground-breaking competition sees final year dental students from across…


'Never Event' Horizon

From Oil Rigs to the Operating Theatre: Britain’s Oldest Surgical Royal College Honours Revolutionary Work in Reducing Human Error in Surgery

An off-shore oil rig explosion; eventually dramatized in the big screen by Hollywood actors; and a jumbo jet crash would appear unlikely sources of study for minimising errors in an operating theatre – yet Britain’s oldest surgical Royal College has recently awarded one of their highest honours to such a body of work. Psychological advisor to NASA…


Delivering Bad News

Medics Ill-Prepared to Deliver Bad News, Yet Communication Skills Directly Affect Outcomes

This month, a survey by the General Medical Council[1] revealed that newly-qualified doctors and trainee surgeons undergo little preparation for the communication of bad news, for example with a dying patient, when typically a young medic may encounter as many as 40 cases of this type in their first year of practice. And another study[2] from Janua…


Hope for Pancreatic Transplants

Manchester researcher awarded prestigious RCSEd fellowship to develop accurate suitability test for pancreatic transplants

A researcher from Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI) is hoping to develop a test to accurately check the suitability of donor pancreatic organs for transplantation, after being awarded a fellowship from the UK's oldest surgical college, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Mr Iestyn Shapey, specialist registrar in MRI’s Department of Kidney a…




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