12 Nov 2020
Referral-to-Treatment (RTT) statistics published today show 100 times more people were waiting over a year for elective hospital treatment in September, compared to the previous year: 139,545 patients had waited over 52 weeks for treatment in September of this year, compared to 1,305 patients in September 2019.
10 Nov 2020
Following the government’s announcement that more rapid COVID-19 tests are to be rolled out across England, Professor Neil Mortensen, President at the Royal College of Surgeons of England said: “With rising numbers of coronavirus cases across the UK, the expansion of staff testing is very timely. In evidence we gave to Parliament’s Health and Social Care Committee in June we recommended that staff should be tested up to twice a week."
06 Nov 2020
The Royal College of Surgeons of England comments on the findings from the Institute of Fiscal Studies that more than 3.5 million people aged over 50 had hospital treatment cancelled between February and May this year.
22 Oct 2020
20 Oct 2020
Medical Royal Colleges in Northern Ireland have come together to urge the public to play their part in stopping the spread of COVID-19, in order to protect vital health services.
16 Oct 2020
Faculty of Dental Surgery board member, Professor Helen Rodd, has been awarded an MBE by Her Majesty the Queen in her belated Birthday Honours 2020, for her work and research on children’s oral health treatment.
15 Oct 2020
Commenting on media reports on the campaign to return the remains of Charles Byrne to Ireland, a spokesperson for the Hunterian Museum said,
“The Hunterian Museum is currently closed and undergoing re-development. It will not be re-opening for at least another two years. An update on plans for all the displays in the new Museum will be issued in due course.”
08 Oct 2020
Commenting on new waiting times figures released today by NHS England, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Professor Neil Mortensen said: “Today’s data show what a mountain the NHS has to climb to get on top of the immense backlog of planned operations, with more than 100,000 people now having waited longer than a year for treatment...
06 Oct 2020
The demand comes as the Royal College of Surgeons of England publish new data showing that the NHS has been unable to meet its target of returning surgery to 80% capacity by the end of September. The service set an objective in July to return to 90% capacity by the end of October, but RCS England’s findings show efforts to meet the target falling behind.
02 Oct 2020
3 in 4 dentists (74%) say they will be unable to provide a full service this year or don’t know when they will be able to do so.