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Press Statements


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

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh statement on the NHS People Plan

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh statement on the NHS People Plan

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is broadly welcoming of the new NHS People Plan detailing provision for the next 18 months. We feel that it’s focus is correct, and we applaud the aim of maintaining some of the positive innovations which developed during the response to the Covid-19 pandemic. There remain some concerns as to deliverabilit…


Professor Phil Taylor, Dean-Elect of the RCSEd Faculty of Dental Surgery, comments on PM’s intention to announce new measures to tackle obesity next week

Professor Phil Taylor, Dean-Elect of the RCSEd Faculty of Dental Surgery, comments on PM’s intention to announce new measures to tackle obesity next week

Professor Phil Taylor, Dean-Elect of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd)’s Faculty of Dental Surgery, said: “It’s vital that the PM is bold in the policies he’s set to introduce.  As well as aiming to curb obesity, the knock-on benefits to the nation’s dental health could be immense.  By putting the spotlight on junk food, and pot…


Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh statement in response to increased NHS waiting lists

Responding to the news that NHS waiting lists could reach 10 million by the end of 2020, Professor Michael Griffin OBE, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh released a statement

Responding to the news that NHS waiting lists could reach 10 million by the end of 2020, Professor Michael Griffin OBE, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh said: “We have been seeking to highlight for some time the issue of the burgeoning backlog of cases, and that delays in treatment and diagnoses will lead to waves of furthe…


RCSEd President responds to government news on overseas doctors surcharge changes

RCSEd President, Prof Michael Griffin OBE, responds to news that government will revoke the surcharge on overseas doctors coming into the UK

Responding to the news that the government will revoke the surcharge on overseas doctors coming into the UK, Prof Michael Griffin OBE said: “I am delighted that the government has listened to the medical profession and removed this unnecessary charge. Colleagues from across the world help make the NHS the world class institution it is. We have …


RCSEd Urges Government to Increase 'COVID-Free Hubs' So Vital Cancer Surgeries Can Continue

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh has issued the rallying cry after a survey of its fellows showed that a third of those who carry out cancer operations have completely stopped performing these procedures in recent weeks as a result of COVID-19, and 87% have reduced cancer operations.

GOVERNMENT URGED TO INCREASE ‘COVID-FREE HUBS’ SO VITAL CANCER SURGERIES CAN CONTINUE 87% of leading cancer surgeons surveyed say they have reduced operating   The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is calling on Government to increase the number of ‘COVID-free hubs’ available to patients, so life-saving cancer operations can go ahead.  The…




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