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Press Statements


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

Leading surgeon warns resumption of elective surgery will depend on adherence to lockdown rules

‘Difficult months lie ahead but end point is in sight'

A leading surgeon is urging members of the public to stick to the latest lockdown guidelines as strictly as possible in a bid to get control of the virus and to allow elective surgery to get back up and running.  Professor Michael Griffin OBE, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, believes the next eight weeks are crucial in …


Statement from RCSEd President Michael Griffin on Cancelled Operations

Reacting to last NHS England figures that show 4.46 million people were waiting to start hospital treatment in England at the end of November 2020, with almost 200,000 people waiting more than a year for an operation, Professor Michael Griffin, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh said: We are naturally concerned with the size…


Developing situation means we must vaccinate as many people as possible, as soon as possible say top doctors

Developing situation means we must vaccinate as many people as possible, as soon as possible say top doctors

Members of the Scottish Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties have welcomed plans to update the immunisation programme against COVID-19 to ensure that the vaccine is delivered to as many people as possible as quickly as possible. This new plan will be supported by immunising more people with a first dose of the available vaccine before re…


Scottish medical leaders warn of ‘perfect storm’ in hospitals

Members of the Scottish Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties have joined together to highlight the importance of controlling the spread of COVID-19 amid concerns the NHS may not be able to cope with a surge in cases.

Members of the Scottish Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties have joined together to highlight the importance of controlling the spread of COVID-19 amid concerns the NHS may not be able to cope with a surge in cases.  Calling for increased cross-Government working and efforts from the public to reduce the spread of the virus, the grou…


RCSEd President reacts to the publication of an independent review in the gender pay gap in medicine

Reacting to the publication of an independent review in the gender pay gap in medicine, Professor Michael Griffin OBE, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh said: We wholeheartedly welcome both the findings of this report and its recommendations. It is simply unacceptable that women hospital doctors earn 18.9% less per hour co…




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