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Latest press releases

  1. Thu

    Overnight hospital bed occupancy hits record high

    New data published today for January-March 2017 shows overnight hospital bed occupancy has hit a record high. NHS England’s data shows that 91.4% of overnight hospital (‘general and acute’) beds, where surgical patients who need to stay in hospital are cared for, were full during the period.
  2. Fri

    Royal College of Surgeons & Bowel Cancer UK to invest half a million pounds in bowel cancer surgical research

    Bowel Cancer UK, in partnership with the Royal College of Surgeons of England, announce £500,000 funding for bowel cancer surgical research to establish the UK’s first Colorectal Cancer Surgical Research Chair and establish a network of Bowel Cancer UK Colorectal Cancer Surgical Research Fellows.
  3. Wed

    Surgeons call for review of private sector transparency and safety standards

    Following Ian Paterson’s abhorrent actions, the President and Vice-Presidents of the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) have issued an open letter today reassuring the public that rogue doctors should now be caught by modern rules governing medical practice. However, they warn there is no room for complacency and the RCS today calls for a review by the next Government of how safety standards and transparency can improve, particularly in the private sector.

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