13 Feb 2014
“Today’s announcement puts the College in a central role to address the vacuum of regulation and standards that currently exist in cosmetic surgery."
23 Jan 2014
"The progressive fragmentation of care that we have seen in the NHS is not only confusing and damaging for patients but also undermines the professionalism of medical teams."
16 Jan 2014
"We would support any proposal that aims to strengthen the current healthcare structures and provide consistent, high quality care across Wales, and would welcome the opportunity to work alongside the Welsh health service to drive up standards for patients."
10 Jan 2014
The NHS needs to attract the best people and to give both men and women an opportunity to fulfil their potential. It is also crucial that the composition of the medical profession mirrors the demographics of the society it serves including gender and ethnicity.
07 Jan 2014
The Royal College of Surgeons would like to congratulate all of our members recognised in the New Year honours list.
06 Jan 2014
Patients are being denied access to bariatric surgery because intensive weight loss programmes, which are a prerequisite to surgery, are not being commissioned in some areas, the Royal College of Surgeons and the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society warns.
29 Dec 2013
‘This review puts the College in a central role overseeing training and setting standards for cosmetic surgery.'
19 Dec 2013
‘This report reveals an appalling breach of patient trust. Patients rightfully expect to be treated with dignity and trust those charged with looking after them.'
12 Dec 2013
Never events are incidents that are completely unacceptable. However rare these cases are never should mean never and avoiding such errors should be the priority of every surgeon.
09 Dec 2013
It is not acceptable that mortality and complication rates are significantly higher for patients admitted as emergencies at the weekend.