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Latest press releases

  1. Fri

    RCS Quality Improvement collaborative reduces time to surgery for patients with gallstones

    A quality improvement (QI) collaborative setup by the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS) has significantly improved early surgery rates for patients with gallstone-related conditions according to a study published in BJS Open this week. Gallstone-related conditions can be very painful, reducing quality of life for patients awaiting surgery, and have the potential to lead to serious complications, such as pancreatitis. Removal of the gallbladder and stones, an operation called a cholecystectomy, soon after diagnosis, is the recommend treatment for symptomatic patients.
  2. Wed

    Surgeons warn of lifelong consequences of severe burns - as new figures show there were over 35,000 child admissions in the past five years

    Plastic surgeons from the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS) and the British Burn Association are warning that children can face years of gruelling operations and treatment following preventable burns or scalds, such as from hot tea or coffee spillages. New figures from the International Burn Injury Database (iBID) show there were 35,007 child admissions to designated specialised burn services in England and Wales in the past five years (2014-2018).
  3. Thu

    Record waiting times published - RCS warns the NHS faces a 'perfect storm' of winter pressures, Brexit and pensions crisis

    Professor Derek Alderson, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS), has warned that NHS hospitals could face a ‘perfect storm’ of winter pressures, Brexit and the NHS pensions crisis, and urged the government to help the NHS get shipshape fast.

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