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Policy and Consultations

Policy development and consultation

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) regularly responds to consultations from the UK Government, devolved parliaments and assemblies, the NHS and other medical organisations.

In order to develop its responses we consult widely with our dedicated Policy Group made up of College Fellows, professional advisers and lay representatives. In addition, the College regularly consults with our Trainees' Committee, Lay Advisory Group, Younger Fellows Network, Regional Adviser Network and our membership throughout the UK.

Consultation Response Documents



Expansion of Undergraduate Medical Education06/06/2017 11:43amA copy of the Department of Health (UK)'s consultation on the expansion of undergraduate medical education and the full response from RCSEd.England, Undergraduate Education, Return of ServiceAdobe PDF Document1MB
CQC review of deaths of NHS patients16/02/2017 11:33amRCSEd's response to the news that Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt has accepted the Care Quality Commission’s recommendations following their investigation into the tragic death of Connor Sparrowhawk in 2013 at Southern Health NHS Trust.England, CQCAdobe PDF Document282KB
Managing conflicts of interest in the NHS12/01/2017 11:49amA copy of NHS England's consultation on Managing conflicts of interest in the NHS, and RCSEd's response.England, Conflicts of InterestAdobe PDF Document572KB
Priorities for health and social care in the negotiations on the UK's withdrawal from the European Union12/01/2017 11:49amA copy of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges' response to the House of Commons Health Select Committee Inquiry on Priorities for health and social care in the negotiations on the UK's withdrawal from the European Union.Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, Wales, BrexitAdobe PDF Document321KB
NHS Sustainability24/10/2016 10:28amA copy of the RCSEd response to the House of Lords Select Committee on NHS Sustainability inquiry.Public Health, Public Inquiry, England, Funding, SustainabilityAdobe PDF Document476KB
The Caldicott Review24/10/2016 10:27amA copy of RCSEd's response to the Caldicott Review, compiled with fellow members of the Association of Medical Research Charities.Data, AMRC, CaldicottAdobe PDF Document788KB
Oral Health and Dental Services for Children Needs in Scotland24/10/2016 10:26amA copy of the letter sent from the Faculty of Dental Surgery to SDCEP in response to their report on "Oral Health and Dental Services for Children Needs Assessment" in Scotland.Scotland, Dental, Children, SDCEP, SDNAPAdobe PDF Document108KB
Discharge Delays for Elderly Patients24/10/2016 10:25amA copy of RCSEd's reponse to the Public Accounts Committee report into discharge delays for elderly patients.England, UK Parliament, Bed Blocking, Discharge Delays, Public Accounts CommitteeAdobe PDF Document104KB
Sepsis Guidance24/10/2016 10:24amA copy of RCSEd's response to the publication of new NICE guidance on the diagnosing and treatment of Sepsis.England, Standards, NICE, SepsisAdobe PDF Document125KB
Undergraduate Medical Ethics and Law24/10/2016 10:23amA copy of RCSEd's response to the Review of the IME core curriculum for undergraduate Medical Ethics and Law.Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, Wales, Medical Ethics, Undergraduate EducationAdobe PDF Document291KB

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