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.
16 Dec 2016
Mr Ian Eardley, a consultant urological surgeon and Vice President of the RCS, comments on the Nuffield Trust’s Winter Insight Briefing on bed pressures in the NHS.
01 Dec 2016
The General Medical Council has today published its annual survey of medical education and training in the UK. The survey shows that increasingly heavy workloads are eroding the time doctors have for training.
26 Nov 2016
The Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has announced it will ban most forms of elective surgery for smokers and obese patients for six and twelve months respectively, unless they lose 10% of their weight or have a BMI of under 30, or stop smoking for two months.
25 Nov 2016
The Royal College of Surgeons is pleased to support the launch of a major health accreditation initiative today, designed to improve patient care, provide consistency for clinicians and reduce the burden on healthcare regulators.
24 Nov 2016
New statistics show chronic shortage of beds, as increasing numbers of older patients stay in hospital
22 Nov 2016
From November 22nd, visitors to the Royal College of Surgeons’ Hunterian Museum will be able to explore the lives of patients who have received organ transplants, those on the waiting list, and live donors via a newly commissioned exhibition which innovatively merges sound, photography and video.
21 Nov 2016
Experts at the Royal College of Surgeons have used 3D printing and advanced modelling techniques to create a realistic model of a toddler’s skull and brain, heralding a breakthrough in the training of neurosurgeons.
17 Nov 2016
Pearson, the world's learning company has announced a new partnership with the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) to explore the use of immersive technology to help train and support a new generation of surgeons.
15 Nov 2016
Royal College of Surgeons statement on David Sellu's overturned conviction.