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Press Statements from July 2016


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Discharge Delays for Elderly Patients - Public Accounts Committee

College welcomes a report by the Public Accounts Committee which challenges the Government to address the scale and cost of delays in discharging older patients from hospital in England.

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh has welcomed a report by the Public Accounts Committee which challenges the Government to address the scale and cost of delays in discharging older patients from hospital in England. The Committee's report urges new measures to tackle discharge delays, which are bad for both patients' health and the finan…


Fines for Missing Waiting Time Targets Removed

RCSEd welcomes the announcement that fines for missing waiting time targets in A&E, cancer and routine operations have been removed for some trusts.

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the UK’s largest and oldest surgical College, has today welcomed the announcement that fines for missing waiting time targets in A&E, cancer and routine operations have been removed for some trusts. Speaking about the announcement RCSEd President Mr Michael Lavelle-Jones, said: "The College, and our…


NICE Guidance on Sepsis

RCSEd welcomes new NICE guidance on recognising and treating sepsis

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh has welcomed new guidance on recognising and treating sepsis, published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence [NICE]. The NICE guidance calls on health professionals to think about the possibility of sepsis in all patients who may have an infection and includes a checklist of signs and …


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…


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