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Press Statements


Press Statements from April 2018


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Scottish Public Services Ombudsman ruling regards Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board - Acute Services Division

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh notes that the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman upheld a complaint from a patient due to a five month wait for a knee operation this week. RCSEd does not usually comment on individual cases but delays in treatment and reductions in the percentage of patients being treated within the Treatment Time Guaran…


RCSEd support for calls to take action against the marketing of food and drink high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS)

RCSEd are members of the Obesity Health Alliance and support calls for the government to take action against the marketing of food and drink high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) across all media. RCSEd President Professor Michael Lavelle-Jones said: “RCSEd welcomes the introduction of the soft drink industry level but recognises that much more needs …


RCSEd Response to Lord Darzi’s Interim Review of Health and Care

In response to the Interim Report of Lord Darzi’s Review Of Health And Care, RCSEd President Professor Michael Lavelle-Jones said: RCSEd agrees with Lord Darzi’s assertion that the NHS requires a long term funding settlement for health and social care. It is evident that multi-year funding is essential to ensure the NHS can make longer term plans …


Joint Statement from Leaders of Eight Royal Colleges and Faculties

Joint statement urges government to focus on four priorities whilst developing the new health and care workforce strategy for England

Following Health Education England’s consultation on Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future: A draft health and care workforce strategy for England, leaders from eight Royal Colleges and Faculties have written a joint statement to urge the government and its partners to prioritise four key points whilst developing the new strategy. They state: ‘We …


New Laws Allowing Advanced Paramedics to Prescribe Medicine

RCSEd supports new laws in England that allows hundreds of advanced paramedics to prescribe drugs, improving care for patients.

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) supports new laws in England that allows hundreds of advanced paramedics to prescribe drugs, improving care for patients, speeding up access to treatment and preventing unnecessary visits to hospitals and GP practices.  Patients already rely on paramedics to administer live-saving treatment whe…




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