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RCS statement on need for national guidelines on the introduction of new procedures and technologiesThe Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has responded to reports that the Newcastle Coroner intends to write to the RCS to ask whether there should be national guidelines on the introduction of new procedures or technologies, following the death of a 69-year-old man who suffered multiple organ failure after robot-assisted heart valve surgery.
Medical professionals call on Government to prioritise cutting waiting times for non-urgent treatmentNHS Partners Network, together with the Royal College of Surgeons, the Patients Association and the British Orthopaedic Association have written to the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, calling on the Government to prioritise cutting waiting times for non-urgent treatment as part of the forthcoming NHS 10-year plan.
NHS England should strike surgery for common hand conditions from list of ‘ineffective and risky treatments’The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has urged NHS England to remove surgical treatments for carpel tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren’s contracture, trigger finger and wrist ganglion from a list of clinically ineffective interventions. NHS England is proposing to stop or reduce routine commissioning of 17 interventions where it says less invasive, safer treatments are available and just as effective.