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Press Releases


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

RCSEd Marks World’s First Patient Safety Day

RCSEd is continually improving patient safety and is calling on the UK to support a campaign that could help prevent the 2.6 million deaths that occur annually. The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) is today (17th) recognising the first ever World Patient Safety Day - a campaign created by the World Health Organisation to make healthc…


RCSEd Concerns on No Deal Brexit and Healthcare Qualifications

The College is extremely concerned about the potential effect a no deal Brexit could have on UK healthcare and patient safety. One area of concern is the mutual recognition of professional qualifications which currently allows EU doctors’ qualifications to be accepted across the EU. It has been confirmed that the Mutual Recognition of Professional …


Packed-Out Event Sees Budding Medics Given Priceless Insights

Aspiring doctors from every school in the Lothians are to receive inspiring insights from surgeons at the biggest ever Getting into Medical School event on 31 August 2019. The event, hosted by the College, will give over 125 students from state schools and private schools equal opportunity to learn more about enrolling on a degree in medicine. Ov…


RCSEd President Responds to GMC’s Review into Gross Negligence, Manslaughter, and Culpable Homicide

In response to the release of the GMC’s review into gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide, RCSEd President, Professor Mike Griffin, said: “It is positive to see that the GMC has acknowledged that their relationship with doctors was harmed following Dr Bawa Garba’s case and is committed to rebuilding these relationships moving forward…


RCSEd welcomes plans to address bullying in NHS

Responding to NHS England and NHS Improvement’s Interim NHS People Plan, Professor Mike Griffin, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, said: “We are pleased to see that tackling bullying and harassment is included as one of the top priorities of this plan. RCSEd is campaigning to highlight this issue and is working with a wide r…




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