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Press Statements


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

RCSEd Saddened by the Passing of Patron, HRH Prince Philip

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is saddened to hear of the passing of its patron, HRH Prince Philip.

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is saddened to hear of the passing of its patron, HRH Prince Philip. Prince Philip extended his patronage to the College, accepting an Honorary Fellowship in 1955, and visited the College on several occasions including in 2006 to open the Quincentenary Building, and in 2015 to open the newly-renovated Su…


RCSEd President Michael Griffin OBE reflects on one year since the UK entered lockdown

RCSEd President, Michael Griffin OBE, reflects on the past year since the UK entered its first national lockdown, he says: A year since the UK government announced the first national lockdown, I would like to again personally thank our members, fellows and all healthcare workers for their extraordinary hard work and dedication during this most d…


RCSEd President Responds to Publication of the 2020 NHS Staff Survey in England

Responding to the publication of the 2020 NHS Staff survey in England, Professor Michael Griffin OBE, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh said: 2020 was an exceptional year for the NHS as the service faced the worst crisis in its history. Many NHS staff had to face unprecedented challenges throughout the pandemic but their de…


Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery Responds to Dental Student Announcement

In response to the announcement that all years of dental students in Scotland will be required to repeat the academic year, Professor Phil Taylor, Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, said: I appreciate this must be a very difficult time for dental students, who have missed out on a great deal o…


Joint UK Royal Surgical Colleges, Federation of Surgical Specialty Associations and Upper Airway Group Statement

COVID-19 vaccination and dosing regimen

Joint UK Royal Surgical Colleges, Federation of Surgical Specialty Associations and Upper Airway Group Statement COVID-19 vaccination and dosing regimen In the light of the recent changed JCVI and national public health authorities guidance on vaccination priority and increasing the interval between first and second doses of the vaccine, repres…




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