RCSEd Response to Lord Darzi’s Interim Review of Health and Care

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27 Apr 2018

In response to the Interim Report of Lord Darzi’s Review Of Health And Care, RCSEd President Professor Michael Lavelle-Jones said:

RCSEd agrees with Lord Darzi’s assertion that the NHS requires a long term funding settlement for health and social care. It is evident that multi-year funding is essential to ensure the NHS can make longer term plans to address the current pressures it is experiencing rather than relying on short term initiatives and funding top ups. We also agree that the NHS should not be seen as a liability to be managed but as an asset which can have positive economic, as well as health, benefits. Whilst additional money is required, money alone will not be enough and the NHS will require new ways of working in order to provide safe and effective healthcare for the next 70 years. We look forward to reading Lord Darzi’s detailed funding and reform plan in lead up to the 70th anniversary of NHS.


About The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

RCSEd (www.rcsed.ac.uk) was first incorporated as the Barber Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1505, and is the oldest surgical corporation in the world with memberships approaching 25,000 professionals in over 100 countries worldwide. The College promotes the highest standards of surgical and dental practice through its interest in education, training and examinations, its liaison with external medical bodies and representation of the modern surgical and dental workforce. It is also home to the UK’s only Faculty of Surgical Trainers, open to all those with an interest in surgical training regardless of College affiliation. Find RCSEd on Twitter www.twitter.com/RCSEd and on Facebook www.facebook.com/rcsed

The College is based at Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DW and can be reached on (0)131 527 1600 or mail@rcsed.ac.uk. In March 2014, a new base opened in Birmingham, catering to the 80% of the College’s UK membership who are based in England and Wales.

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