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Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery Responds to Dental Student Announcement

In response to the announcement that all years of dental students in Scotland will be required to repeat the academic year, Professor Phil Taylor, Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, said: I appreciate this must be a very difficult time for dental students, who have missed out on a great deal o…


Developing situation means we must vaccinate as many people as possible, as soon as possible say top doctors

Developing situation means we must vaccinate as many people as possible, as soon as possible say top doctors

Members of the Scottish Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties have welcomed plans to update the immunisation programme against COVID-19 to ensure that the vaccine is delivered to as many people as possible as quickly as possible. This new plan will be supported by immunising more people with a first dose of the available vaccine before re…


Scottish medical leaders warn of ‘perfect storm’ in hospitals

Members of the Scottish Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties have joined together to highlight the importance of controlling the spread of COVID-19 amid concerns the NHS may not be able to cope with a surge in cases.

Members of the Scottish Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties have joined together to highlight the importance of controlling the spread of COVID-19 amid concerns the NHS may not be able to cope with a surge in cases.  Calling for increased cross-Government working and efforts from the public to reduce the spread of the virus, the grou…


The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh statement on testing of asymptomatic NHS staff, elective surgery and diagnostics

Since the onset of the pandemic, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh has been calling for NHS staff to be tested for Covid-19 on a regular and rigorous basis. Only in this way can hospitals be secured and made safe for surgery.

Since the onset of the pandemic, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh has been calling for NHS staff to be tested for Covid-19 on a regular and rigorous basis. Only in this way can hospitals be secured and made safe for surgery. Over the past few months, both waiting times and the number of patients waiting for elective surgery have increase…


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