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Press Statements from December 2020


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Scottish medical leaders warn of ‘perfect storm’ in hospitals

Members of the Scottish Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties have joined together to highlight the importance of controlling the spread of COVID-19 amid concerns the NHS may not be able to cope with a surge in cases.

Members of the Scottish Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties have joined together to highlight the importance of controlling the spread of COVID-19 amid concerns the NHS may not be able to cope with a surge in cases.  Calling for increased cross-Government working and efforts from the public to reduce the spread of the virus, the grou…


RCSEd President reacts to the publication of an independent review in the gender pay gap in medicine

Reacting to the publication of an independent review in the gender pay gap in medicine, Professor Michael Griffin OBE, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh said: We wholeheartedly welcome both the findings of this report and its recommendations. It is simply unacceptable that women hospital doctors earn 18.9% less per hour co…


The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh statement on the Michael Marmot report “Building back fairer”.

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh are concerned but not surprised by the findings of the new report “Building back fairer” from Sir Michael Marmot.

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh are concerned but not surprised by the findings of the new report “Building back fairer” from Sir Michael Marmot. We have known for some time that BAME communities have been harder hit by the Covid-19 pandemic and this report lays this out in detail. The report also details the manner in which pre-existing…


The Scottish Royal Medical Colleges Statement on the COVID-19 Vaccine

The Royal Medical Colleges in Scotland welcome the news that a COVID-19 vaccine is now being rolled out in Scotland.

The Royal Medical Colleges in Scotland welcome the news that a COVID-19 vaccine is now being rolled out in Scotland.  This is a very welcome development in the fight against the virus.  The vaccination will only be truly effective if the vast majority of the population receive it, so we are urging all of those who are eligible, to be vaccinated …


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