21 Oct 2021
The Royal College of Surgeons of England has today welcomed plans by the Welsh government to create COVID-light regional hubs in Wales, as new figures show a record 657,539 patients waiting for elective treatment.
19 Oct 2021
The Royal College of Surgeons of England supports a new report which warns that children in Northern Ireland (NI) are waiting too long to receive specialist support and surgical treatment.
14 Oct 2021
The Royal College of Surgeons of England has today called for an increase in the number of hospital beds and staff - as latest figures show the waiting list reaching a record 5.72 million, with nearly 10,000 people waiting more than two years for hospital treatment.
27 Sep 2021
The Royal College of Surgeons of England has today welcomed a report, by the charity Independent Age, which explores how lengthening waiting times for surgery are affecting people in later life.
23 Sep 2021
The Royal College of Surgeons of England has responded to figures, published today, that show the number of patients waiting for treatment in Wales has now reached 643,108. Surgeons have emphasised that surgical hubs will be vital to help keep surgery going through the winter and to tackle the waiting list.
22 Sep 2021
The Royal College of Surgeons of England has welcomed the NI Health Minister’s plans to increase the number of COVID-light sites, as well as his latest call out to retired health care workers to work inside the green elective care sites.
09 Sep 2021
Commenting on waiting time statistics published today which report a record waiting list, the Royal College of Surgeons of England has warned that extra staff and surgical hubs will be needed to help clear the waiting list.
Mr Tim Mitchell, Vice President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, welcomed this week’s announcement of £12bn a year, over the next three years, to be invested in health and social care. He said today’s NHS performance data shows the funding for elective treatments is ‘sorely needed.’
02 Sep 2021
Investing in the NHS is also an investment in the economic recovery of the country, says Professor Neil Mortensen.
01 Sep 2021
The British Academy of Management has today published research on the ‘severe disadvantages’ women and ethnic minorities face in reaching the top of the surgical profession. Mr Tim Mitchell, our Vice President, comments.
26 Aug 2021
Four in ten dental surgeons predict it will take at least a year to clear the backlog of patients waiting for dental care in the wake of COVID-19.