Press Statements


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

HRH Prince Charles Announced as Patron of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) is delighted to announce that His Royal Highness The Duke of Rothesay has become its Patron. The Duke of Edinburgh served as Patron of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh for 66 years, having first become Patron in 1954. The Duke of Edinburgh accepted an Honorary Fellowship from RCSEd in 19…


RCSEd Disappointed in the government’s response to the Parliamentary Select Committees Report on Cancer Services

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is disappointed in the government’s response to the Parliamentary Select Committees report on cancer services. We are also disappointed in their decision not to offer a full response to the independently appointed expert panels review of performance against government targets, especially as for the first time the panel has returned a verdict of ‘inadequate’.

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is disappointed in the government’s response to the Parliamentary Select Committees report on cancer services. We are also disappointed in their decision not to offer a full response to the independently appointed expert panels review of performance against government targets, especially as for the first t…


RCSEd Welcomes NHS Wales' Planned Care Recovery Plan

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh welcomes NHS Wales’ new Planned Care Recovery Plan, which our policy team has been contributing to via the Welsh Covid-19 Evidence Centre. RCSEd President Professor Michael Griffin OBE commented: The scale of the Covid-19 recovery is significant, and the answer cannot be to simply try and make exhauste…


RCSEd welcomes report from the Health and Social Care Select Committee on cancer and shares concerns raised on NHS recruitment and retention crisis

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh welcomes the report of the Health and Social Care Select Committee on cancer and shares the concern raised that the NHS’s ongoing recruitment and retention crisis is jeopardising the early diagnosis of cancer that is so crucial to improving survival rates.

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh welcomes the report of the Health and Social Care Select Committee on cancer and shares the concern raised that the NHS’s ongoing recruitment and retention crisis is jeopardising the early diagnosis of cancer that is so crucial to improving survival rates. Professor Mike Griffin OBE - who gave evidence to…


Student Dental Skills winners show they know the drill

A dental student from the University of Birmingham has come out on top in a prestigious national competition featuring entrants from 17 of the most acclaimed Dental Schools in the UK. Philip Eburne, from Acocks Green, Birmingham, was announced as the winner of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) Faculty of Dental Surgery’s ‘Dental C…




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