14 Mar 2019
NHS hospitals continue to struggle to reduce long waiting lists which include over 220,000 patients that have been waiting more than six months for treatment, the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has warned. There were also over 36,000 patients waiting more than nine months for treatment.
11 Mar 2019
The Royal College of Surgeons and the Royal College of Physicians have issued a joint response to a review of NHS access standards announced by NHS England today.
06 Mar 2019
The Faculty of Dental Surgery has responded to figures published by Public Health England which suggest almost nine out of ten hospital tooth extractions among children aged 0 to 5 are due to preventable tooth decay.
04 Mar 2019
Trainee surgeons Ellen Ross and Leo Brown are celebrating after winning a highly prestigious UK-wide surgical skills competition. The talented duo, who were representing the North East School of Surgery, walked away with the title of 'Best Core Surgical Trainees in the UK', along with a prize of £1,500 to share, after taking part in the Royal College of Surgeons’ competition.
28 Feb 2019
Northern Ireland Department of Health waiting time statistics published today (Thursday 28 February 2019) show there are now 21,477 patients waiting more than a year for inpatient treatment – a rise of almost 43.4% compared to December 2017. A further 94,953 are now waiting more than a year for an outpatient appointment in Northern Ireland. Analysis by the Royal College of Surgeons has found that, by contrast, there were only 2,237 patients waiting more than a year in England.
22 Feb 2019
Royal College of Surgeons analysis of the latest waiting times data for Wales published today shows 9,000 fewer instances of people waiting longer than nine months waiting to start treatment at the end of 2018 compared to 2017– a reduction of 41%.
21 Feb 2019
Nearly 6 in 10 children (57.7%), aged one to four years, did not see an NHS dentist in 2018 according to analysis of NHS Digital data by the Faculty of Dental Surgery (FDS) at the Royal College of Surgeons.
14 Feb 2019
The number of patient admissions to an NHS hospital for consultant-led treatment, including planned surgery, reduced again last year despite an increase in the overall number of patients on the waiting list.
11 Feb 2019
The Topol Review, led by cardiologist, geneticist, and digital medicine researcher Dr Eric Topol and produced by Health Education England has been published today. The report explores how to prepare the healthcare workforce, through education and training, to deliver the digital future.
04 Feb 2019
NHS Improvement have found up to an extra 300,000 operations could be carried out each year through the improved scheduling of operating lists. The RCS had early sight of NHS Improvement’s findings and is supportive, but there are wider challenges facing surgeons which prohibit an increase in the number of operations able to be performed.