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RCSEd Comment on BMJ Research on 7 Day Services

RCSEd comments on BMJ research and Sir Bruce Keogh's comments on 7-day services

Responding to research published in the British Medical Journal (6 September 2015) regarding increased weekend hospital mortality rates, Mr Ian Ritchie, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, commented: "The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh has contended for some time that attention must be given to the way NHS services are…


Response to Secretary of State's Statement on 24/7 NHS Consultant Care for England

RCSEd comment

From Mr Ian Ritchie, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh: “Patients rightly expect the same standards of care at night and weekends as they would receive during normal working hours.  We support this, and know that our membership is strongly in favour of round the clock services. However, they also have concerns about the feasi…


RCSEd Statement Following the Queen's Speech

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 …


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