08 Feb 2017
In a House of Lords debate last week the Government said it plans to consult, within a couple of months, on having a single professional regulator for all healthcare professionals. The Government has also said it is planning to consult on how to regulate other healthcare professionals such as physician associates and surgical care practitioners.
03 Feb 2017
Royal College of Surgeons response to reports NHS West Kent Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has immediately implemented a policy to suspend non-urgent surgery such as hip and knee surgery until the end of its financial year in April 2017 in a bid to make financial savings of £3.2 million.
30 Jan 2017
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) (FGDP(UK)), the professional body representing general dental practice, and The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) and its Faculty of Dental Surgery (FDS) announce today that FDGP(UK) is taking the first step towards becoming an independent organisation.
27 Jan 2017
Royal College of Surgeons' response to plans from Redditch and Bromsgrove, South Worcestershire, and Wyre Forest CCG’s to decrease the eligibility threshold for patients requiring hip and knee replacements.
20 Jan 2017
The approved plans, which will refurbish and maintain the buildings prestigious façade and library, will see the site transformed into a landmark building with modern and light facilities to provide the best education, examination and research resources for the nation’s surgeons.
12 Jan 2017
The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) is launching a new new system of certification today which will make the cosmetic surgery industry safer for patients and enhance the reputation of the profession. The RCS is urging all surgeons who perform cosmetic surgical procedures to apply for certification.
11 Jan 2017
The Royal College of Surgeons has responded to comments made to the Public Accounts Committee by NHS England chief executive, Simon Stevens, about health and social care funding.
03 Jan 2017
Leading dentists are urging workers and their employers to cut cake culture in workplaces as part of their New Year’s resolutions.
22 Dec 2016
The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) and Blond McIndoe Research Foundation (BMRF) have today announced plans to form a new partnership to continue the ground-breaking work of the Foundation in wound healing, repair and regeneration.
20 Dec 2016
Leading surgeons have urged government and the NHS to use Brexit to improve patient safety in the UK. The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) says giving job security to NHS staff from the European Union (EU), testing the language skills and competence of non-UK healthcare staff, enforcing more rigorous standards for medical devices and drugs, and relaxing training time restrictions for surgeons should now be a priority.