12 Oct 2017
The Department of Health has today announced that it has launched a consultation on the regulation of Medical Associate Professions (MAPs). The four roles that make up this group are: Physician Associates (PA), Physicians’ Assistants (Anaesthesia) (PA(A)), Surgical Care Practitioners (SCP) and Advanced Critical Care Practitioners (ACCP).
29 Sep 2017
Cuts to hospital beds in England required for overnight stays following planned surgery have gone too far and will make dealing with winter pressures more difficult, the Royal College of Surgeons has said.
26 Sep 2017
A pilot training programme for surgical trainees is to expand to include urology and vascular surgery.
14 Sep 2017
The Royal College of Surgeons has warned today that unless hospitals and local authorities work together to improve handover of patients and significantly reduce delayed transfers of care the NHS will struggle to free up enough hospital beds to cope with winter pressures.
30 Aug 2017
Freedom of Information requests of waiting times data in Wales made by the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) have found that in March 2017 the number of patients waiting more than a year (52 weeks) for surgical treatment was 3,605 – a rise of over 400% in four years. In March 2013, 699 patients were waiting more than a year for treatment.
15 Aug 2017
Leading dentists have warned there is an urgent need to improve oral healthcare for older people. The Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons estimates that across England, Wales and Northern Ireland at least 1.8 million people aged 65 and over have an urgent dental condition such as dental pain, oral sepsis (a dental infection that can lead to blood poisoning) or extensive decay in untreated teeth.
18 Jul 2017
NHS services are well organised to deliver breast cancer care in line with national clinical guidelines. “Breast cancer survival rates are at their highest ever” said Professor Chris Harrison, National Clinical Director for Cancer at NHS England. However, services require improvements to meet the individual needs of older patients according to a new report.
14 Jul 2017
A surgeon from Manchester has become the first to be endorsed by the Royal College of Surgeons to perform cosmetic surgery. The cosmetic surgery certification, which was launched in January, aims to make the cosmetic surgery industry safer for patients.
13 Jul 2017
Ian Eardley, Vice President of the Royal College of Surgeons responds to NHS performance data for May 2017
30 Jun 2017
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued updated guidance for healthcare professionals who manage patients implanted with metal-on-metal hip replacements.