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RCSEd President Responds to Publication of the 2020 NHS Staff Survey in England

Responding to the publication of the 2020 NHS Staff survey in England, Professor Michael Griffin OBE, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh said: 2020 was an exceptional year for the NHS as the service faced the worst crisis in its history. Many NHS staff had to face unprecedented challenges throughout the pandemic but their de…


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…


Joint Surgical Colleges Statement on Junior Doctors' Contract

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…


Junior Doctors' Contract Settlement

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 …




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