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  1. Thu

    5 years since NHS has met 18-week waiting times target

    The Royal College of Surgeons of England is calling for investment on a scale last seen in the 2000s, to get back on track meeting NHS waiting time standards. NHS waiting times statistics published today, show the NHS has not met the legal 18 week standard for hospital treatment, for five years. Only 64.5% of patients in February waiting for hospital treatment were treated within 18 weeks in February, against the Government’s target of 92%. In total 387,885 people are now waiting over 18 weeks.
  2. Tue

    Recovery of surgical services biggest challenges facing NHS in Wales

    Mr Richard Johnson, Royal College of Surgeons of England Director in Wales, says the recovery of surgical services is one of the biggest challenges the NHS has faced.
  3. Thu

    Royal College of Surgeons of England will put diversity at the heart of its strategy 

    The Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS England) has said it will put diversity at the heart of its strategy following an independent review of diversity in the College’s professional leadership conducted by Baroness Helena Kennedy QC. The review report, which sets out a sixteen-point plan for improving diversity within surgery and RCS England, is published today (18 March 2021).

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