The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is the oldest and largest of the UK surgical Royal Colleges, and one of the largest of all the UK medical Royal Colleges. First incorporated as the Barber Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1505, the College has been at the vanguard of surgical innovation and developments for over 500 years.
Today we are a modern, thriving, global network of medical professionals with a membership of well over 23,000 professionals who live and work in more than 100 countries around the world. 15,000 of these live and work in the UK and 80% of that figure are based in England and Wales. Our membership includes people at every stage of their career, from medical students through to trainees, consultants and those who have retired from practice.
With our interest in professional standards, the College’s primary role – and the main concern of our Fellows and Members - is to ensure the safety of our patients and provide them with the best possible care. We do this by championing the highest standards of surgical and dental practice; through our provision of courses and educational programmes, training, examinations and Continuous Professional Development; our liaison with external medical bodies; and by influencing healthcare policy across the UK.
We are headquartered in Edinburgh and have a major base of operations in Birmingham.
In addition to our core surgical membership and Faculty of Dental Surgeons - the largest such Faculty in the UK - the College also incorporates the UK's only Faculty of Surgical Trainers, the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care, the Faculty of Perioperative Care and the Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine.
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Latest Press Statements issued by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd):
Joint statement urges government to focus on four priorities whilst developing the new health and care workforce strategy for England
- Published: 6 April 2018 | Tags:
Following Health Education England’s consultation on Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future: A draft health and care workforce strategy for England, leaders from eight Royal Colleges and Faculties have written a joint statement to urge the government and its partners to prioritise four key points whilst developing the new strategy. They state: ‘We …
RCSEd supports new laws in England that allows hundreds of advanced paramedics to prescribe drugs, improving care for patients.
- Published: 5 April 2018 | Tags:
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) supports new laws in England that allows hundreds of advanced paramedics to prescribe drugs, improving care for patients, speeding up access to treatment and preventing unnecessary visits to hospitals and GP practices. Patients already rely on paramedics to administer live-saving treatment whe…
RCSEd has collaborated with ASGBI, Presidents of other UK based Surgical Royal Colleges and FSSA to produce a position statement that has been submitted to Professor Sir Norman Williams’ Review into issues relating to gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare.
- Published: 5 April 2018 | Tags:
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland, the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the Federation of Surgical Specialty Associations view with great concern the recent and highly publicised instances of the criminal prosecution…
Following the release of today’s NHS performance data, Professor Michael Lavelle-Jones, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh said:
- Published: 11 January 2018 | Tags:
RCSEd Responds to NHS England Performance Data | The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Following the release of today’s NHS performance data, Professor Michael Lavelle-Jones, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh said: “The release of this morning’s data highlights the extreme press…
RCSEd Presdident Professor Michael Lavelle-Jones responds to the current crisis of increased waiting times and cancelled operations within the NHS in England.
- Published: 5 January 2018 | Tags:
Responding to the current crisis of increased waiting times and cancelled operations within the NHS in England, Professor Michael Lavelle-Jones, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh stated:“The current winter crisis, with hospitals being asked to cancel all routine operations until the end of January, is symptomatic of the sustai…
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