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RCSEd Statement Following the Queen's Speech

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27 May 2015

Mr Ian Ritchie, PRCSEd has welcomed the Government’s commitment to provide the NHS with an extra £8 bn a year by 2020.

Commenting on today’s Queen's Speech, Mr Ritchie said:

"We support the principle of an NHS that operates on a 24/7 basis and is solely focused on improving patient care.

"Additional funding is welcome, but in order that the NHS can realise the aspirations outlined in NHS England’s Five Year Forward View, it must be used to further develop NHS structures based on clinical leadership, team working and patients.

"We look forward to working with the Government to make this vision a reality.”


About The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

RCSEd (www.rcsed.ac.uk) was first incorporated in as the Barber Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1505, and is one of the oldest surgical corporations in the world with a membership of over 23,000 professionals in over 100 countries worldwide. The College promotes the highest standards of surgical and dental practice through its examinations, and is also increasingly involved in the provision of surgical training and education, offering the UK’s only Faculty of Surgical Trainers, open to all those with an interest in surgical training regardless of College affiliation. RCSEd’s commercial enterprises offer conferencing and event facilities at The Playfair Building, Symposium Hall and Quincentenary Hall, and runs the Ten Hill Place Hotel.

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The College is based at Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DW and can be reached on (0)131 527 1600 or mail@rcsed.ac.uk.

For communications and media enquiries contact the Communications Department on (0)131 527 1594 or comms@rcsed.ac.uk

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