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Press Statements


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

The College and the FSSA are calling again for the government to introduce statutory regulation for SCPs

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) and the Federation of Surgical Specialty Associations (FSSA) have again written to Stephen Hammond MP, Minister of State for Heath, calling once more for the government to introduce statutory regulation for surgical care practitioners (SCPs).

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) and the Federation of Surgical Specialty Associations (FSSA) have again written to Stephen Hammond MP, Minister of State for Heath, calling once more for the government to introduce statutory regulation for surgical care practitioners (SCPs). Whilst the Department for Health & Social Care rece…


The Confederation of Postgraduate Schools of Surgery in England issue statement regarding the Improving Surgical Training (IST) pilot

The Confederation of Postgraduate Schools of Surgery in England have issued the following regarding the Improving Surgical Training (IST) pilot

The Confederation of Postgraduate Schools of Surgery in England have issued this information regarding the Improving Surgical Training (IST) pilot.


College response to report into the cultural issues related to allegations of Bullying and Harassment in NHS Highland

RCSEd President, Professor Michael Griffin comments on the report

Responding to the recent publication of John Sturrock's report into the cultural issues related to allegations of Bullying and Harassment in the NHS Highland, Professor Michael Griffin OBE, President of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh said: "We are greatful for the extensive work that John Sturrock has overseen identifying the scale o…


College Supports Medical Student Following Shocking List Of Sexist Comments Faced

RCSEd Honorary Secretary, Dr Judy Evans, responds to Hannah Yard's experience of sexism by medical staff

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) have a huge focus on supporting equality in the Surgical Profession and our #LetsRemoveIt campaign, exists to tackle any issue of bullying, undermining and harassment (including sexism). Dr Judy Evans, Consultant Plastic Surgeon and Honorary Secretary of RCSEd, responded to Hannah Yard’s story, com…


RCSEd response to ‘Surgeons demand of clarity on private hospital safety’

Patient safety is at the core of all activity carried out by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd).

RCSEd response to ‘Surgeons demand of clarity on private hospital safety’  Patient safety is at the core of all activity carried out by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd). The delivery of this activity is the responsibility of the entire surgical team, and decisions about the nature of that care must involve all members of that tea…




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