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Press Releases


Press releases from November 2018


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Rare Collections and Historic Manuscripts Available Online for the First Time

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh’s (RCSEd) Library and Archive is delighted to announce the launch of its new website

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh’s (RCSEd) Library and Archive is delighted to announce the launch of its new website archiveandlibrary.rcsed.ac.uk a catalogue of information that will enable visitors to view unique manuscripts and photographic collections of the College’s history from their own home. Launching on World Digital Preservat…


RCSEd Appoints New Trainees’ Representative Member of Council

Advocate for Anti-bullying Appointed to Key Role Influencing Future Surgeons at Britain's Oldest Surgical Royal College

Britain's oldest surgical Royal College, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd), has elected Manchester-based surgical trainee Mr David Riding as its newest Trainees’ Representative Member of Council, the fifth person to hold this post. The role was introduced by the College in 2012 to give a voice to surgical trainees at the highest l…


Newcastle Hospitals Palliative Care and Transplant Teams Scoop National Award

A team specialising in palliative care for heart and lung transplant patients at Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital has won the national award.

A team specialising in palliative care for heart and lung transplant patients at Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital has won a national award. The Dundas Medal is awarded by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Scottish Charity PATCH (Palliation and The Caring Hospital) to reflect work done to improve the provision of palliative care for patien…


Are Aspiring Surgeons Losing their Dexterity Skills in the Digital Age?

World’s largest and oldest surgical college disagrees, with evidence gathered through its national undergraduate surgical skills competition and surgical skills courses

The BBC recently reported that medical students are ‘losing the dexterity to stitch patients’. The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) has observed contrary evidence to this, through its wide-range of surgical skills engagement activities, in particular its national Student Surgical Skills Competition, taken at undergraduate level to sho…


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