Invited Reviews

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh can offer Trusts, Health Boards and independent healthcare providers expert, independent and objective advice to address difficulties and help improve surgical performance and patient outcomes.

We are able to review how clinical services are organised, benchmark the quality of service on offer and appraise the performance of surgical teams and / or individual surgeons. In doing so, we can help resolve concerns around safety, team dynamics, service reconfiguration and compliance with standards.

Each review is confidential and individually tailored to the needs of the organisation involved and followed up at a later date to ensure clarity and offer alternative suggestions if necessary. As a Royal College, we offer specialist clinical expertise, knowledge of both service delivery and regulatory requirements and quality assurance. We also offer this as a not-for-profit service with set fees only covering the cost of undertaking the work.

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Become an Invited Reviewer

We actively encourage Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh who are interested in promoting surgical excellence to participate in RCSEd Invited Reviews.

Guidance and training is available, but in order to be eligible reviewers should:

  • Hold Fellowship of RCSEd and be in good standing
  • Be currently registered with the GMC, have a licence to practice and are not subject to any sanctions
  • Have at least five years’ experience as a surgical consultant
  • Have proof of current revalidation and be engaged with a current appraisal process
  • Have relevant experience in educational and / or service Quality Assurance (QA)

The College’s Professional Standards Office will provide FRCSEd’s with guidance and support throughout the Invited Review process.

For further information, please contact the PSO via or call 0121 647 1564.

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