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Calling all budding filmmakers – RCSEd launches the 2017/2018 Video Competition!


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05 Oct 2017

Today the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) put out a call for budding filmmakers to enter its 2017/1018 Video Competition. This year the focus is on the RCSEd’s successful #LetsRemoveIt anti-bullying campaign and wants videos that demonstrate examples of workplace best practice.

“This year's Video Competition will throw the spotlight on our nationwide anti-bullying campaign #LetsRemoveIt,” Judy Evans, RCSEd’s Honorary Secretary, explained. “We need to continue to build on the success of the campaign so far in challenging bullying and undermining behaviour. So, we’re inviting all UK and international medical students, doctors and trainees to get creative and demonstrate their understanding of how undermining and bullying behaviour not only affects those we work with, but also patient safety. Our panel of judges will be looking for a video that clearly demonstrates good practice and the impact it has on their colleagues and patient safety.

“The College is leading and supporting a cultural change in practice and performance to build a safe, more respectful workplace, and the video competition will help to provide a fresh focus on the #LetsRemoveIt campaign that will take it forward into 2018,” Judy said. “I would encourage members to look at the competition’s dedicated microsite and support the campaign.”

All entrants to the competition receive one year’s affiliation with the RCSEd Affiliate Network. The prize winner/s can choose to attend an RCSEd course (to the value of £150) or the RCSEd Triennial Conference, which come with a travel and accommodation package.

“The College has a zero tolerance approach to bullying, undermining and harassment, and since the launch of our #LetsRemoveIt campaign in June we have had overwhelming support from health professionals. I hope this year’s Video Competition will play its part in helping to inform and encourage all health professionals to change the culture in their workforce.”


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About The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

RCSEd (www.rcsed.ac.uk) was first incorporated as the Barber Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1505, and is one of the oldest surgical corporations in the world with a membership approaching 25,000 in over 100 countries worldwide. The College promotes the highest standards of surgical and dental practice through its interest in education, training and examinations, its liaison with external medical bodies and representation of the modern surgical and dental workforce. It is also home to the UK’s only Faculty of Surgical Trainers, open to all those with an interest in surgical training regardless of College affiliation. Find RCSEd on Twitter www.twitter.com/RCSEd and on Facebook www.facebook.com/rcsed.

The College is based at Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DW and can be reached on (0)131 527 1600 or mail@rcsed.ac.uk. In March 2014, a new base opened in Birmingham, catering to the 80% of the College’s UK membership who are based in England and Wales.

For more information and full entry requirements for the 2017/2018 Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Video competition go to its dedicated microsite https://videocompetition.rcsed.ac.uk/.

You can find further help and information about the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh #LetsRemoveIt anti-bullying and undermining campaign at https://www.rcsed.ac.uk/professional-support-development-resources/bullying-and-undermining-campaign.

For further information on the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh contact: Siân Evans on 020 8674 89212 / 07752414433.


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