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Press releases from February 2023


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Leading Dental Surgery Body Endorses Postgraduate Orofacial Pain Course

A leading dental representative body has announced the accreditation of a new postgraduate course created by two international institutions. The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh’s Faculty of Dental Surgery has confirmed its accreditation of the Certificate in Orofacial Pain, a new joint course launched by the University of Southern Californi…


Update from the College’s Policy and Public Affairs Team

The RCSEd policy team has been working to make the College’s voice heard with multiple policymakers and stakeholders in recent months, despite the quiet period over the summer as the Conservative Party leadership election played out and a new Cabinet and Health Secretary came in. We have attended party conference events, such as a Fabian Society fr…


Leading Surgical College Announces Two New Vice Presidents

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) has announced the appointment of its two incoming Vice Presidents following an election process.

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) has announced the appointment of its two incoming Vice Presidents following an election process.    Clare McNaught and Tim Graham will be taking over from Professor Rowan Parks and Mr Pala Rajesh, who have held the roles since November 2018.   As Vice Presidents, Clare and Tim will support and im…


RCSEd Responds to the Cross-party Commons Health and Social Care Select Committee’s Report

Responding to the publication of the cross-party Commons health and social care select committee’s report, Professor Mike Griffin OBE, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh said: We were pleased to be able to contribute to this report, and to see the Select Committee agree with many of the points that RCSEd has been raising for…


Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Announces New President-Elect

Professor Rowan Parks has been appointed as the new President of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and will officially take on the role in November 2022.

Professor Rowan Parks has been appointed as the new President of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and will officially take on the role in November 2022.  Professor Parks is currently a consultant hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB) surgeon and Professor of Surgical Sciences at the University of Edinburgh and has served on the RCSEd Council si…




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