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RCSEd President responds to national survey results

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is alarmed at the revelations contained in the leaked national survey results as described in the Health Service Journal. President of the College, Professor Michael Griffin, said:  At a time when the pressures of the pandemic are still upon us, and the backlog of elective care is causing further stress…


RCSEd Responds to NHS Recovery Plan Unveiled by First Minister

RCSEd Responds to NHS Recovery Plan Unveiled by First Minister

In response to the NHS Recovery Plan unveiled earlier today by the First Minister, Professor Michael Griffin OBE, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, said: While I am entirely supportive of the principles set out in the NHS Recovery Plan, I am doubtful about how much of a difference some of these measures will make in the sh…


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…




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