Reports and Campaigns

Patient Safety: Improving Safety Out of Hours
In 2019, RCSEd carried out a survey which evidenced the extent of non-consultant hospital doctors’ concerns about different aspects of their ability to deliver out of hours care. The RCSEd Trainees' Committee have written a report which uses this survey data and examples of best practice to provide a proactive guideline to support trainee surgeons. The report considers the results of the survey to make recommendations on best practice that will support non-consultant hospital doctors' and protect patients out of hours.

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Leicester Gondar
Orthopaedic Partnership
Final Report

In the 1990’s Leicester University established a link with Gondar University to promote healthcare
delivery and education in Gondar, one of the larger Ethiopian cities situated in the Amhara region in northwest Ethiopia.

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Improving the Working Environment for Safe Surgical Care

Launched in July 2017, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh published a number of critical recommendations to government to greatly improve safety in the delivery of surgical treatment and patient care, with seven simple recommendations for best practice.

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Bullying and Undermining 

Launched in June 2017, the College's Bullying and Undermining Campaign aims to challenge and change the culture of bullying and undermining in the surgical and dental workforces. #LetsRemoveIt campaign highlights that bullying harms the profession, and ultimately patients. 

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Smoking and Surgery

Launched in February 2017 with the support of health charity ASH (Action on Smoking and Health), the campaign urged to encourage patients to improve their survival chances by quitting smoking ahead of surgery

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Standards for Rural Surgery

In March 2016, the College reported on the delivery of surgical services in rural areas to improve support for consultants and trainees based in some of Scotland’s most remote hospitals.

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Exercise and Surgery Campaign

In October 2014,  launched a UK-wide education campaign to get patients moving in the run-up to surgery. Addressing this costly and avoidable matter, the College is asking patients to speak with their surgeon or GP to work out an exercise plan that suits their condition and the type of operation they will undergo.

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Trauma Care in Scotland

In May 2012, a working group from The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh issued a report examining the provision of care for victims of major trauma in Scotland. This report recommended the development of a trauma system across Scotland which focuses on reducing disability as well as mortality.

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Research Reports

 

Research Report
2018 - 2020
To highlight the College's commitment to improving patient care, we publish a biennial Research Report which promotes the investigative work carried out by recipients of the College's awards and grants.
 
Research Report
2016-2018
To highlight the College's commitment to improving patient care, we publish a biennial Research Report which promotes the investigative work carried out by recipients of the College's awards and grants.
Research Report
2014-2016
To highlight the College's commitment to improving patient care, we publish a biennial Research Report which promotes the investigative work carried out by recipients of the College's awards and grants.
Research Report
2012-2014
To highlight the College's commitment to improving patient care, we publish a biennial Research Report which promotes the investigative work carried out by recipients of the College's awards and grants.
Research Report
2010-2012
To highlight the College's commitment to improving patient care, we publish a biennial Research Report which promotes the investigative work carried out by recipients of the College's awards and grants.

College Annual Reports

Annual Report 2020
RCSEd publishes its annual review, with a summary of the financial year ending December 2020.
Annual Report 2019
RCSEd publishes its annual review, with a summary of the financial year ending December 2019.
 
Annual Report 2018
RCSEd publishes its annual review, with a summary of the financial year ending December 2018.
 
Annual Report 2017
RCSEd publishes its annual review, with a summary of the financial year ending December 2017.
 
Annual Report 2016
RCSEd publishes its annual review, with a summary of the financial year ending December 2016.
 
Annual Report 2015
RCSEd publishes its annual review, with a summary of the financial year ending December 2015.

 
Annual Report 2014
RCSEd publishes its annual review, with a summary of the financial year ending December 2014.
 
Annual Report 2013
RCSEd publishes its annual review, with a summary of the financial year ending December 2013.
 
Annual Report 2012
RCSEd publishes its annual review, with a summary of the financial year ending December 2012.

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