22 Aug 2014
General Medical Council's proposals to improve patient protection and public confidence in doctors, comment by Mr David Ward, Vice-President, Royal College of Surgeons.
07 Aug 2014
“A culture of openness, trust and accountability within the NHS, where concerns can be raised and dealt with in a constructive manner, must be encouraged. We therefore welcome today’s launch of an independent review into whistleblowing."
04 Aug 2014
“The intention to reduce the number of people waiting a long time for treatment is laudable, and we welcome the additional resource that has been promised."
22 Jul 2014
As a taskforce we were clear that the one size fits all approach of the Working Time Directive in medicine is detrimental for training and patient care in some specialties.
15 Jul 2014
New evidence that some patients are facing long delays for surgical treatment because clinical commissioning groups are ignoring evidence-based guidance on when to provide surgery is revealed today.
10 Jul 2014
President of the Royal College of Surgeons considers if the question “Would I be happy to be treated in this way if it were me or a member of my family?” helps surgeons to address waiting times.
03 Jul 2014
Age discrimination in the NHS may still be preventing older people from having access to life-saving surgery, a report by the Royal College of Surgeons and Age UK warns.
01 Jul 2014
It is vital that the most seriously injured patients receive treatment in the centres that are able to offer the right level of care.
24 Jun 2014
It is vital that hospitals report any patient safety incidents accurately so that staff can learn from them and patients can be reassured that avoidable errors will not happen again.
13 Jun 2014
"We strongly support this guidance, which reinforces the positive impact a healthy lifestyle can have on oral health. Dental erosion and caries (decay) are entirely preventable diseases, which can lead to unnecessary fillings and extractions."