Press Statements


Latest Press Statements issued by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd):

RCSEd President responds to national survey results

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is alarmed at the revelations contained in the leaked national survey results as described in the Health Service Journal. President of the College, Professor Michael Griffin, said:  At a time when the pressures of the pandemic are still upon us, and the backlog of elective care is causing further stress…


Update from the RCSEd Policy and Public Affairs

Over the summer the policy team has been very busy working across the four nations of the UK. We have written to the new Secretary of State Sajid Javid and his newly appointed counterparts in Scotland, Humza Yousaf, and Wales, Eluned Morgan, to congratulate them on their new roles and to introduce the College. We also wrote to Amanda Pritchard, the…


World Leading Medical Bodies Form Partnership To Support Surgical Educators

World Leading Medical Bodies Form Partnership To Support Surgical Educators

Two leading medical bodies have joined forces to launch a range of new initiatives aimed at those working in surgical training. The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh’s Faculty of Surgical Trainers has announced a collaboration with Imperial College London’s Department of Surgery and Cancer, in a move which will provide support to surgical edu…


RCSEd Responds to NHS Recovery Plan Unveiled by First Minister

RCSEd Responds to NHS Recovery Plan Unveiled by First Minister

In response to the NHS Recovery Plan unveiled earlier today by the First Minister, Professor Michael Griffin OBE, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, said: While I am entirely supportive of the principles set out in the NHS Recovery Plan, I am doubtful about how much of a difference some of these measures will make in the sh…


New Initiatives For Remote, Rural And Humanitarian Healthcare Workers Unveiled

New Initiatives For Remote, Rural And Humanitarian Healthcare Workers Unveiled

A series of key new initiatives aimed at supporting those working in remote, rural and humanitarian healthcare have been unveiled by a leading surgical College.  The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd), which is home to the Faculty of Remote, Rural and Humanitarian Healthcare (FRRHH), has announced a number of significant new updates wh…




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