Press Releases

Press releases from October 2017

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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…

The surgical team: is it time to embrace perioperative practitioners?

For all of the Surgical Team: Faculty of Perioperative Care Conference, 4 November 2017

Perioperative practitioners are increasingly taking on care responsibilities previously carried out by the medical team, and, as the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) is soon to hold its third annual conference, RCSEd Council Member and Faculty of Perioperative Care (FPC) Lead Charlie Auld says now could be the right moment for the sur…

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

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…

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