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Press Statements from January 2021


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Joint UK Royal Surgical Colleges, Federation of Surgical Specialty Associations and Upper Airway Group Statement

COVID-19 vaccination and dosing regimen

Joint UK Royal Surgical Colleges, Federation of Surgical Specialty Associations and Upper Airway Group Statement COVID-19 vaccination and dosing regimen In the light of the recent changed JCVI and national public health authorities guidance on vaccination priority and increasing the interval between first and second doses of the vaccine, repres…


RCSEd notes concern on postponement of the Immigration Bill 2019-21

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh notes with concern the postponement of the second reading of the Immigration (Health and Social Care Staff) Bill 2019-21 today. This Bill would grant indefinite right to remain to those overseas doctors who have been serving on the frontline during the Covid-19 pandemic. The College has been calling for mo…


Leading surgeon warns resumption of elective surgery will depend on adherence to lockdown rules

‘Difficult months lie ahead but end point is in sight'

A leading surgeon is urging members of the public to stick to the latest lockdown guidelines as strictly as possible in a bid to get control of the virus and to allow elective surgery to get back up and running.  Professor Michael Griffin OBE, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, believes the next eight weeks are crucial in …


Statement from RCSEd President Michael Griffin on Cancelled Operations

Reacting to last NHS England figures that show 4.46 million people were waiting to start hospital treatment in England at the end of November 2020, with almost 200,000 people waiting more than a year for an operation, Professor Michael Griffin, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh said: We are naturally concerned with the size…


Developing situation means we must vaccinate as many people as possible, as soon as possible say top doctors

Developing situation means we must vaccinate as many people as possible, as soon as possible say top doctors

Members of the Scottish Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties have welcomed plans to update the immunisation programme against COVID-19 to ensure that the vaccine is delivered to as many people as possible as quickly as possible. This new plan will be supported by immunising more people with a first dose of the available vaccine before re…


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