03 Jul 2013
Following initial discussion with the RCS, NHS Employers and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) have developed and launched the Certificate of Fitness for Honorary Practice.
02 Jul 2013
"Far from refusing to work at the weekend; the majority of surgeons already do so. A seven day service which is led by consultants is vital for patients."
28 Jun 2013
Approximately 3,500 surgeons have achieved a world first, by publishing their individual surgical results.
26 Jun 2013
More stomach and oesophageal cancer patient lives could be saved if cancers are detected early. All too often, patients are being diagnosed after an emergency admission to hospital which significantly reduces the likelihood of the tumour being operable.
21 Jun 2013
"We are clear: any preventable harm to patients is unacceptable. However rare these incidents are, never should mean never and avoiding such errors should be the priority of every surgeon."
17 Jun 2013
"We welcome the review’s focus on finding solutions to these complex and politically difficult issues. It is important that a sustainable urgent and emergency care system emerges from the review so that hospitals can focus on treating some of the sickest patients, about a fifth of whom will require urgent surgery."
14 Jun 2013
All consultant surgeons performing procedures which are the subject of the national clinical audits in England have been asked to consent to having their data published and we are encouraging them to do so.
13 Jun 2013
"The Royal College of Surgeons is not there to defend ‘bad’ doctors, or those who are not performing as well as they should. Patients have a right to know of doctors who are not meeting the standards expected of them", Professor Norman Williams, President of the RCS
12 Jun 2013
"We are extremely disappointed that the reform plans aimed at providing the best possible heart surgery for very sick children will be suspended.", Professor Norman Williams, President of the RCS
31 May 2013
“The fact that elective operations are being cancelled for non-clinical reasons is of deep concern to surgeons", Professor Normal Williams, President of the RCS