The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is the oldest and largest of the UK surgical Royal Colleges, and one of the largest of all the UK medical Royal Colleges. First incorporated as the Barber Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1505, the College has been at the vanguard of surgical innovation and developments for over 500 years.
Today we are a modern, thriving, global network of medical professionals with a membership of well over 23,000 professionals who live and work in more than 100 countries around the world. 15,000 of these live and work in the UK and 80% of that figure are based in England and Wales. Our membership includes people at every stage of their career, from medical students through to trainees, consultants and those who have retired from practice.
With our interest in professional standards, the College’s primary role – and the main concern of our Fellows and Members - is to ensure the safety of our patients and provide them with the best possible care. We do this by championing the highest standards of surgical and dental practice; through our provision of courses and educational programmes, training, examinations and Continuous Professional Development; our liaison with external medical bodies; and by influencing healthcare policy across the UK.
We are headquartered in Edinburgh and have a major base of operations in Birmingham.
In addition to our core surgical membership and Faculty of Dental Surgeons - the largest such Faculty in the UK - the College also incorporates the UK's only Faculty of Surgical Trainers, the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care, the Faculty of Perioperative Care and the Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine.
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Press Statements tagged with "Junior Contract"
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Joint surgical colleges express disappointment that we find ourselves in a situation where a contract will be imposed
It is disappointing that we now find ourselves in a situation where a contract will be imposed on the junior doctor workforce in spite of all the goodwill shown by the negotiating parties. Over the years, not enough has been done in the NHS to take seriously juniors’ concerns with their training and working conditions. We have previously welcom…
RCSEd hopes agreement means all parties can return to focusing on delivering the best possible patient care within a world class health service
Following the announcement that the BMA and the Government have reached an agreement to end the dispute over the junior doctors’ contract, Mr Michael Lavelle-Jones, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh said:"I am delighted that both sides have come to a settlement and whilst we now await the outcome of the ballot, hope that this …
Scottish Royal Colleges write to First Minister expressing concern about ongoing and damaging uncertainty of contract dispute
The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow – who represent members across the UK – have written to the First Minister of Scotland to express their concerns with the dispute around the junior doctors’ contract in England and the ongoing and dam…
RCSEd supports letter to David Cameron calling for intervention in Junior Contract dispute
RCSEd President Mr Michael Lavelle-Jones, alongside 13 other members of other Royal Colleges, has written and signed a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron calling on him to intervene in the Junior Doctors contract dispute: Dear Prime Minister, You have spoken many times about your commitment to the NHS. In our view, as leaders of the medica…
AoMRC calls on the Government and the BMA to return to talks in new statement
The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) has today called on the Government and the BMA to return to talks in statement below: This is a time of unprecedented crisis for the NHS. With this in mind and in the spirit of placing patient welfare first and foremost we are writing in response to the escalation of the junior doctor's dispute in Engl…
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