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Press Statements


Press Statements from November 2018


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RCSEd Response to Today’s Publication of the 2018 GMC National Training Survey

Responding to today’s publication of the 2018 GMC National Training Survey, Professor Michael Griffin OBE, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh said, “While we are delighted that most trainees report that they’re satisfied with the teaching and supervision they receive and the hard work trainers do in an ever increasingly busy…


RCSEd Response to News that the Government is Considering Allowing more Overseas Doctors to Enter the UK Through the Medical Training Initiative (MTI)

Responding to the news that the Government is considering allowing more overseas doctors to enter the UK through the medical training initiative (MTI), as well as increase their length of stay from two to three years, Professor Michael Griffin OBE, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh said “I am delighted that the Government i…


RCSEd Response to Sir Ron Kerr's Review into the Challenges of Being an Executive Leader in the NHS

The Department of Health requested Sir Ron Kerr to undertake a review into the challenges of being an executive leader in the NHS. In response to the release of this review, President of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Professor Michael Griffin has Commented.

The Department of Health requested Sir Ron Kerr to undertake a review into the challenges of being an executive leader in the NHS. In response to the release of this review, President of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Professor Michael Griffin said: “I fully support the findings and recommendations within Sir Ron Kerr’s review. Ther…


RCSEd Response to Potentially Unsafe Medical Devices

A number of investigative journalists have been looking into the regulation of medical devices in the UK. Their investigation has found that some patients have been given unsafe medical implants including hip replacements and pacemakers.

A number of investigative journalists have been looking into the regulation of medical devices in the UK. Their investigation has found that some patients have been given unsafe medical implants including hip replacements and pacemakers. The President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Professor Mike Griffin, said: “The proper regul…


RCSEd Response to Improved Oversight of NHS Whistleblowing

Response comes in wake of Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, announcing changes to how whistle blowers in the NHS are treated following the patient deaths which occurred as Gosport War Memorial Hospital between 1987 and 2001.

Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, has announced changes to how whistle blowers in the NHS are treated following the patient deaths which occurred as Gosport War Memorial Hospital between 1987 and 2001. NHS Trusts in England will be required to report annually on how concerns raised by staff and patients have been addressed. In addition, medical …




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