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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 …


Royal Colleges Welcome First Minister's Intervention on Junior Doctors' Contract

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…


Letter to the Prime Minister from Royal Colleges

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…


Devolution of NHS Spending in Greater Manchester

RCSEd comments on Greater Manchester becoming the first local authority in England to take control of its £6bn health and social care budget

In response to Greater Manchester today becoming the first local authority in England to take control of its £6bn health and social care budget, Mr Michael Lavelle-Jones, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, commented: "We welcome the Greater Manchester plans and look forward to working with relevant partners in the city region…




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