12 Sep 2019
We are saddened to learn of the death of former Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) President Sir Norman Browse. Sir Norman had a distinguished career as a vascular surgeon and served as RCS President from 1992 to 1995.
29 Aug 2019
Figures published by NHS Digital today show that more than four in ten (41%) children did not see an NHS dentist in the 12 months to June this year. The Faculty of Dental Surgery has said that the number of children not seeing a dentist is still unacceptably high.
22 Aug 2019
Health leaders, including Professor Derek Alderson, President of the Royal College of Surgeons, and Professor Michael Escudier, Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, have written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson to warn of the impact a no-deal Brexit could have on NHS patients.
16 Aug 2019
Professor Peter Hutchinson, has been appointed as the Director of Clinical Research at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He took over this post from Professor Dion Morton in June 2019.
15 Aug 2019
The Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England says all schools in England should be encouraged to become sugar free to tackle worrying levels of child tooth decay. More than 100,000 hospital admissions for children under the age of ten in England due to tooth decay over a three year period.
08 Aug 2019
Surgeons are calling again for a 5-year-plan to clear the backlog of patients waiting for consultant-led treatment, as hospital lists continue to grow. The renewed call from the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS) comes as NHS performance data shows a record 4.4 million patients were waiting for hospital treatment in June 2019.
07 Aug 2019
Professor Derek Alderson, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, has responded to the Government’s proposed changes to NHS pensions rules. He has said that the new consultation announced today is a step in the right direction and he hopes it will lead to permanent changes to the pensions system that will allow NHS staff to get on with the huge job of reducing the backlog of patients waiting for treatment.
05 Aug 2019
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is due to announce the 20 hospitals set to share £850 million of new funding to upgrade outdated facilities and equipment today. Professor Derek Alderson, President of the Royal College of Surgeons has welcomed the additional investment in hospitals, but noted the funding doesn't go far enough.
23 Jul 2019
Following the Prevention Vision published in November 2018, the Government has published a green paper, 'Advancing our Health: prevention in the 2020s'. A consultation on the green paper will now run for 12 weeks. Professor Michael Escudier, Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, has responded to news of the consultation.
11 Jul 2019
The Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS) has today called for the two candidates in the running to be the next Prime Minister of the UK, to act fast to stem rising NHS waiting times. The call comes as NHS performance data is published showing that 4.39 million patients were waiting for hospital treatment, and a record 245,079 were waiting more than half a year (26 weeks).