RCSEd President Marks 4th annual Windrush Day

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22 Jun 2021

To mark the fourth annual Windrush Day, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh President, Professor Michael Griffin OBE, commented:

Ever since it was founded in 1948, the NHS has always benefitted from the skills, commitment and expertise that migrants from all over the work have brought to it.

Today is an important way to celebrate their vital contribution and reflect on the ongoing inequalities that many migrant NHS staff still face. On behalf of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh I would today like to thank all of those who come to our shores to care for our country.


About The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

  • RCSEd was first incorporated as the Barber Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1505 and is based in Edinburgh and Birmingham. 
  • It is one of the oldest surgical corporations in the world with a global membership of more than 32,000, including 15,000 members in the UK. 
  • The College also has a significant worldwide presence with members in over 100 countries. 
  • The College promotes the highest standards of surgical and dental practice through education, training and examinations, its liaison with external medical bodies and representation of the modern surgical and dental workforce. 
  • The College has six faculties: The Faculty of Dental Surgery, The Faculty of Surgical Trainers, The Faculty of Dental Trainers, The Faculty of Perioperative Care, The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care and The Faculty of Remote, Rural and Humanitarian Healthcare.
  • 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 at www.rcsed.ac.uk, on Twitter, on Facebook, and Instagram

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