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Press Statements


Press Statements from September 2015


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Response to the Proposed New Junior Doctor Contract in England

College says new contract risks deepening recruitment and retention problems

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) is dedicated to upholding standards of training for surgeons, and standards of practice for patients. Delivering high-quality care is the primary concern of all who work in healthcare but, in order to deliver that care, trainees in all specialties must receive the best possible training, and their …


RCSEd Comment on BMJ Research on 7 Day Services

RCSEd comments on BMJ research and Sir Bruce Keogh's comments on 7-day services

Responding to research published in the British Medical Journal (6 September 2015) regarding increased weekend hospital mortality rates, Mr Ian Ritchie, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, commented: "The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh has contended for some time that attention must be given to the way NHS services are…


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