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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



Electronic Cigarettes and Strengthening Tobacco Control in Scotland25/10/2016 12:08pmA summary of RCSEd's respond to the Scottish Government's Consultation on Electronic Cigarettes and Strengthening Tobacco Control in ScotlandE-cigarettes, Public Health, Scotland, Scottish Government, TobaccoMicrosoft Word Document12KB
Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) (Wales) Bill24/10/2016 9:31amA copy of the letter from PRCSEd Mike Lavelle-Jones to the Deputy Minister for Health for Wales regarding the draft Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) (Wales) Bill.Public Health, Wales, Prevention, Welsh Government, AlcoholMicrosoft Word Document15KB
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
Smoking and Surgery24/10/2016 10:05amA briefing that has been produced jointly by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) and the Faculty of Public Health. It has been designed for health professionals and commissioners, to provide clear advice and examples of good practice in relation to smoking and surgery.E-cigarettes, Public Health, England, SmokingAdobe PDF Document740KB
Advertising of Food and Soft Drink Products to Children24/10/2016 10:06amA copy of RCSEd's response to the Obesity Health Alliance's statement on the Committee of Advertising Practice's consultation launch on introducing new restrictions on the advertising of food and soft drink products to children.Public Health, England, Advertising, Children, ObesityMicrosoft Word Document83KB
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

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