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Reports and Campaigns

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
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 2014
RCSEd publishes its annual review, with a summary of the financial year ending December 2013
 
Annual Report 2013
RCSEd publishes its annual review, with a summary of the financial year ending December 2012
 
Annual Report 2012
RCSEd publishes its annual review, with a summary of the financial year ending December 2011

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