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Press Statements from January 2019


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College Response To News that Junior Doctors Have Worked Beyond Their Contracted Terms and Conditions More Than 63,000 Times

David Riding, Chair of the Trainee’s Committee at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh has commented on the HSJ article.

Responding to today’s news that junior doctors have worked beyond their contracted terms and conditions more than 63,000 times since 2015, David Riding, Chair of the Trainee’s Committee at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh said: "Today’s HSJ report finds that 36,000 trainee doctors have filed exception reports since August 2016, meaning…


RCSEd Response to Report in BMJ Open Highlighting the Gender Disparity in Surgery

Professor Mike Griffin, President of the College has issued a response to the article.

Responding to the report in BMJ Open highlighting the gender disparity in surgery, Professor Mike Griffin OBE, President of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh said: “We have known for some time that surgery is a male dominated profession. Whilst women account for over half of medical school graduates, less than 15% of consultant surgeons…


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