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The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is the oldest and largest of the UK surgical Royal Colleges, and one of the largest of all the UK medical Royal Colleges. First incorporated as the Barber Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1505, the College has been at the vanguard of surgical innovation and developments for over 500 years.

Today we are a modern, thriving, global network of medical professionals with a membership of well over 23,000 professionals who live and work in more than 100 countries around the world. 15,000 of these live and work in the UK and 80% of that figure are based in England and Wales. Our membership includes people at every stage of their career, from medical students through to trainees, consultants and those who have retired from practice.

With our interest in professional standards, the College’s primary role – and the main concern of our Fellows and Members - is to ensure the safety of our patients and provide them with the best possible care. We do this by championing the highest standards of surgical and dental practice; through our provision of courses and educational programmes, training, examinations and Continuous Professional Development; our liaison with external medical bodies; and by influencing healthcare policy across the UK.

We are headquartered in Edinburgh and have a major base of operations in Birmingham.

In addition to our core surgical membership and Faculty of Dental Surgeons - the largest such Faculty in the UK - the College also incorporates the UK's only Faculty of Surgical Trainers, the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care, the Faculty of Perioperative Care and the Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine.

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Experts

The College and its faculties can offer experts and spokespeople for interview and to offer comment and professional opinion about a wide range of clinical and professional topics. Please contact us using the details below if you are interested in speaking to one of our experts.

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Contact 

For press and media inquiries please contact our press office:

Ms Tingy Simoes
Tel: 020 7549 2863
Mobile: 079 7314 7388
Email: tsimoes@wavelengthgroup.com 

For all other communications queries, please contact the RCSEd Communications Team at 0131 527 1593 or email comms@rcsed.ac.uk.


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

RCSEd President Welcomes Announcement of Proposed £20bn for the NHS but Fears it is Only the Bare Maintenance Minimum

Following the Government's announcement of a proposed £20bn annual real term increase in NHS funding in England by 2023-24, Professor Michael Lavelle Jones, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh gave his comments.

Following the Government's announcement of a proposed £20bn annual real term increase in NHS funding in England by 2023-24, Professor Michael Lavelle Jones, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh said: “The announcement that the NHS will receive an average 3.4% yearly increase in NHS funding over the next five years is a significa…


RCSEd Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care launches new Diploma in Urgent Medical Care

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd), Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care, is the first medical Royal College to develop a Diploma in Urgent Medical Care (DipUMC RCSEd), targeted at the many thousands of nurses, doctors and paramedics that provide essential healthcare across the UK when GP surgeries are closed.

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd), Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care, is the first medical Royal College to develop a Diploma in Urgent Medical Care (DipUMC RCSEd), targeted at the many thousands of nurses, doctors and paramedics that provide essential healthcare across the UK when GP surgeries are closed. Colville Laird, Convener for …


Britain’s Oldest Surgical Royal College Honours Pioneering Female Doctors

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh will unveil its commemorative plaque on International Women’s Day, in memory of the first seven women to be admitted on to a degree programme at any British University.

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh will unveil its commemorative plaque on International Women’s Day, in memory of the first seven women to be admitted on to a degree programme at any British University.  The plaque, part of the Historic Environment Scotland Commemorative Plaque scheme, commemorates Sophia Jex-Blake, Isabel Thorne, Edith P…


Belfast Native Appointed to Key Role at Britain's Oldest Surgical Royal College

Mr Michael Moran elected as new Trainee Member of Council

Britain’s oldest surgical Royal College, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, has elected Mr Michael Moran as the new Trainee Member of Council, the fourth person to hold this post. The role was introduced to give a voice to surgical trainees at the highest level and it is the only surgical Royal College to offer such a position. Mr Moran,…


Bullying Epidemic among Surgeons Harms Patients

Disgraced breast surgeon Ian Paterson described as a ‘bully’, colleagues feared questioning him

Survey shows 84% of UK doctors have experienced bullying[1] A study of plastic surgeons uncovered 94% had encountered unprofessional behaviour including bullying and “poor anger management” Surgical trainees THREE TIMES more likely to be bullied than other healthcare professions: trainees tell of ‘living hell’ and even suicide Disruptive behav…




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