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Press Statements

Press Statements from December 2018

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RCSEd Response to Government’s Immigration White Paper

In response to the Government’s Immigration White Paper, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Professor Michael Griffin OBE, said: “RCSEd is concerned about the latest visa proposals presented in the government’s Immigration White Paper. We welcome lifting the cap of 20,700 Tier 2 visas for highly skilled workers but we do ha…

RCSEd Trainees Commitee respond on how trainees can be redeployed to meet increased service demands over the winter

Responding to new guidance from Health Education England on how trainees can be redeployed to meet increased service demands over the winter, David Riding, Chair of the RCSEd Trainees Committee said: "The pressure on trainees of all specialities to achieve the required competencies for completion of training is ever increasing. Naturally, hospit…

RCSEd Response to GMC Report Calling for UK Wide Workforce Planning to Avoid an NHS Staffing Crisis

Responding to today’s GMC report calling for UK wide workforce planning to avoid an NHS staffing crisis, Professor Michael Griffin OBE, President of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh said: “The state of medical education and practice in the UK report reiterates what our members and fellows are telling us about the unabated pressure on h…

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