Position Statements and Reports
The Royal College of Surgeons regularly produces position statements and briefings on contemporary issues in surgery and areas of public policy.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on NHS surgical services across the UK. All elective (planned) surgery was cancelled in the first wave and many surgical teams were redeployed to help treat COVID-19 patients.
The College has been campaigning for the resumption of surgical services across our nations and our action plans lay out the recommendations to aid recovery.
- Action Plan for the recovery of surgical services in Wales
- Action Plan for England - A New Deal for Surgery
- Action Plan for the recovery of surgical services in Northern Ireland - 10 Steps Not 10 Years