15 Jun 2021
Mr Mark Taylor, the Northern Ireland Director of the Royal College of Surgeons of England , has welcomed a new framework for elective care in Northern Ireland, published by the Department of Health today, which sets out how the Department will tackle long waits for planned surgery.
10 Jun 2021
The Royal College of Surgeons of England today urged the government to make waiting times their top priority, as new figures show the NHS waiting list has surpassed 5 million for the first time ever.
04 Jun 2021
The Royal College of Surgeons of England has issued a response following media coverage of an invited review into the clinical practice of a consultant general surgeon at Norwich and Norfolk University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in July 2020.
28 May 2021
The Royal College of Surgeons of England has today called on the government to agree a ‘New Deal for Surgery’, commit an additional £1bn for surgery every year for the next five years and create ‘surgical hubs’ across the country to reduce the ‘colossal elective surgery backlog’.
27 May 2021
Surgeons have described waiting time figures published today as ‘shocking’ and urged the NI Government to get behind an expansion of Covid-light hospital sites and surgical hubs, to help tackle the backlog of patients needing operations.
25 May 2021
The Royal College of Surgeons has proposed a 10-step action plan to kick-start the post-pandemic recovery of surgical services in Northern Ireland and tackle devastatingly long waiting lists for surgery.
20 May 2021
Statistics published today show the longest ever waiting list in Wales, since records began in 2011. More than 568,367 patients were waiting for planned treatment in March 2021, including surgeries such as hip and knee replacements, post-mastectomy breast reconstructions and ear, nose and throat operations.
19 May 2021
Our Invited Review Mechanism (IRM) provides hospitals with an independent, external and professional review of an individual surgeon or surgical service and/or individual episodes of care.
13 May 2021
NHS England waiting time statistics published today show the longest ever waiting list, since records began in 2007. 4.95 million people were waiting for planned hospital treatment in March 2021, for instance hip and knee replacements, post-mastectomy breast reconstructions and ear, nose and throat operations.
15 Apr 2021
The Royal College of Surgeons of England is calling for investment on a scale last seen in the 2000s, to get back on track meeting NHS waiting time standards. NHS waiting times statistics published today, show the NHS has not met the legal 18 week standard for hospital treatment, for five years. Only 64.5% of patients in February waiting for hospital treatment were treated within 18 weeks in February, against the Government’s target of 92%. In total 387,885 people are now waiting over 18 weeks.