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House of Lords Select Committee report on the Long-term Sustainability of the NHS

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05 Apr 2017

Responding to the recent publication of the House of Lords Select Committee report on the Long-term Sustainability of the NHS, Professor Michael Lavelle-Jones, President of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, said:

“This report is an important contribution to the discussion necessary to enable us to create a sustainable NHS. Whilst the Five Year Forward View is to be commended, it is only right that we look beyond 2020 and start to undertake the long term planning that will help bring about a high quality health service, as the report suggests. It is also crucial that funding is increased in a way that reflects growing demand but also provides certainty for those planning for the future.”


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 memberships approaching 25,000 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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