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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



Standards for Medical Education and Training14/10/2016 4:54pmA copy of RCSEd's response to the GMC's consultation on their draft standards for medical education and training.Scotland, Education, England, GMC, Northern Ireland, Standards, Training, WalesAdobe PDF Document993KB
GMC Fitness to Practice Investigation and Adjudication Processes14/10/2016 4:55pmA copy of RCSEd's response to the GMC's consultation on its fitness to practice investigation and adjudication processes.Scotland, England, GMC, Northern Ireland, Wales, Fitness to practiceAdobe PDF Document2MB
Guidance on Cosmetic Interventions14/10/2016 4:59pmA copy of RCSEd's response to the GMC's consultation on their Guidance for all doctors who offer cosmetic interventions.Scotland, England, GMC, Northern Ireland, Wales, Cosmetic Surgery, GuidanceAdobe PDF Document1MB
GMC Consultation on the information they publish and disclose14/10/2016 5:02pmA copy RCSEd's response to the GMC's consultation titled Changes to the information we publish and disclose about a doctor's fitness to practice.Scotland, England, GMC, Northern Ireland, Wales, Fitness to practiceAdobe PDF Document897KB
GDC Guidance on Candour24/10/2016 9:33amA copy of RCSEd's response to the GDC's consultation on their draft Guidance on Candour.Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, Standards, Wales, Guidance, Candour, Dental, GDCAdobe PDF Document418KB
Dental Professionals and English Language Controls24/10/2016 9:35amA copy of the RCSEd Faculty of Dental Surgery's response to the GDC consultation on English Language Controls for Dental Professionals.Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, Wales, Dental, GDC, LanguageMicrosoft Word Document19KB
CQC Fees24/10/2016 9:36amA summary of RCSEd's response to the CQC's consultation on the fees it charges the Health and Social care sector.England, CQC, Fees, RegulationMicrosoft Word Document13KB
Impact of the Comprehensive Spending Review24/10/2016 9:40amA copy of RCSEd's submission to the UK Parliament Health Select Committee inquiry into the impact of the Comprehensive Spending Review on health and social care.Public Health, Tobacco, England, Integration, Alcohol, 7 Day Services, Cancer, Data, Diet, Five Year Forward View, Health Outcome Inequality, Health Select Committee, Infrastructure, Mental Health, Regional Centres of Excellence, Social Care, Tariffs, UK ParliamentMicrosoft Word Document15KB
Confidentiality Draft Guidance24/10/2016 9:41amA copy of the GMC's draft guidance on Confidentiality which RCSEd supported in full.Scotland, England, GMC, Northern Ireland, Wales, Guidance, ConfidentialityAdobe PDF Document379KB
Charges to Overseas Visitors and Migrants24/10/2016 9:44amA summary of RCSEd's response to the Department of Health’s consultation on the extension of charges to overseas visitors and migrants using the NHS in England.England, Dental, A&E, Ambulance Services, Charges, EHIC, Fertility Treatment, Infectious Deseases, Overseas Visitors, Primary Care, Sexual HealthMicrosoft Word Document14KB

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