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Press Releases


Press releases from March 2019


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RCSEd Says Lack of Care for Young Medics Symptomatic of Wider Problem

Responding to the publication of a series of accounts that detail the lack of care and regard the NHS has for young medics, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) President Professor Michael Griffin OBE, said: “We are grateful for Doctor Poole’s work to highlight how the NHS takes trainees for granted. The case studies she presents are n…


Plymouth Student Awarded With The Sharpest Skills In The UK

Tense competition final tests Surgeons of the future to cut out bad habits and sharpen up their skills Tense competition final tests Surgeons of the future to cut out bad habits and sharpen up their skills

Run by Britain’s oldest surgical Royal College, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh with sponsors Medtronic, the National Surgical Skills Competition, now in its fourth year, was won by University of Plymouth Peninsula Medical School student James Russell, after a gruelling series of tests designed to push the finalist's skills to the extrem…


Launch of Scottish Clinicians Collaborative Offering Support for Rural Hospitals

Retired clinicians to support local services

Recently retired doctors are to return to work as part of a new collaboration to support health services in remote and rural areas. Under the new Scottish Clinicians Collaborative, which is being developed by the Scottish Government and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, clinicians who have recently retired or are working part-time can t…


International Training Conference to Make Urgent Call to Develop New Training Models that Future-Proof the Global Surgical Community

ICOSET 2019

Surgical trainers will attend one of the biggest global surgical training events, which is being hosted in Edinburgh this month. The delegates come together from around the world to hear from a unique selection of world-renowned experts in training, and to help shape the future of surgical training. The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSE…


Newcastle Dental Student Takes Crowning Glory in UK wide Competition Final

Reflecting the future of dentistry

Run by Britain’s oldest surgical Royal College, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) together with sponsors Dentsply Sirona, are happy to announce Newcastle University student David Cobbett as the national Dental Clinical Skills Competition winner. It is the second year running that a Newcastle University student has won the grand fin…


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