27 Oct 2016
The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has warned that NHS trusts risk facing a dramatic increase in the number of litigation pay-outs made if they do not make changes to the processes they use to gain consent from patients before surgery.
23 Oct 2016
Medical leaders' letter warns that NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are openly targeting obese patients and smokers delaying or denying treatment in an attempt to save money.
19 Oct 2016
The Royal College of Surgeons has backed calls from an MP, and his constituents, for a change in the law to protect patients undergoing cosmetic surgery.
15 Oct 2016
The Royal College of Surgeons has today urged patients who are planning to have breast implants to agree to their details being included on an opt-in national register, so that they can be contacted if there are any safety concerns about a specific implant.
06 Oct 2016
NHS Harrogate and Rural District Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have today announced that as part of measures to address a £8.4m black hole in its finances, patients with a BMI of 30 and over, as well as smokers, will be denied non-urgent operations for six months until they have completed a weight management programme or a stop smoking service.
04 Oct 2016
The Royal College of Surgeons has urged patients to ‘think carefully before cosmetic surgery’ as it launches new, independent information online.
23 Sep 2016
New statistics show rising number of children not visiting an NHS dentist, with huge regional variations.
22 Sep 2016
Responding to NHS England’s consultation on proposals to strengthen the management of conflicts of interest.
14 Sep 2016
Funds to help investigate outcomes for treatments for oral cancer and cleft lip, as well as looking at the most effective ways to improve children’s dental health.
09 Sep 2016
NHS England performance data published today for July 2016 shows that the Government’s official waiting time target for planned treatment has been missed again. It is the worst official waiting times performance since 2011.