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Press Statements


Press Statements from April 2016


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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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