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Press Releases


Press releases from May 2014


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Leeds Students are a Cut Above

University Society Claims Prize from Britain’s Oldest Surgical Royal College

A group of undergraduates from Leeds University beat tough competition from across the UK to win a prestigious award from Britain’s oldest Royal Surgical College. Every year, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (www.rcsed.ac.uk); which recently opened a new centre of operations in Birmingham to cater for the 80% of its UK membership based i…


Surgical Trainees 3x More Likely to Experience Bullying

Britain’s Oldest Surgical Royal College Unveils New Safeguard Initiatives

Three out of five surgical trainees have been victims of bullying and undermining at work, and nine out of ten have observed first-hand these behaviours taking place, a proportion three times higher than recorded across other healthcare professions. The new survey findings were unveiled during a recent week-long series of innovative events on the t…


Welsh Surgeon Makes the Cut

Rhyl Native Chosen as the UK’s Surgical Trainer of the Year

A paediatric and colorectal surgeon from Rhyl in North Wales has been hailed as ‘inspirational’ by England’s NHS Director Sir Bruce Keogh and honoured with one of the most prestigious awards in UK surgery. Mike Lavelle-Jones, Vice President of Britain’s oldest and largest surgical Royal College, was ‘deeply touched’ to be handed the “Silver Scalpel…


Sir Michael Richards CBE Backs ‘Bucket List’ Campaign

Youth’s Efforts Lauded as ‘Phenomenal’ by Renowned British Oncologist and Chief Inspector of Hospitals

Whilst being honoured by Britain’s oldest and largest surgical Royal College, renowned oncologist and ‘Cancer Tsar’ Sir Michael Richards CBE took time to hail the efforts of terminally-ill teenager Stephen Sutton as ‘phenomenal’. As he received an honorary Fellowship; the highest degree of membership by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (w…


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