22 Nov 2020
Commenting on reports of an expected extra £3bn for the NHS in the spending review, leading surgeons have called on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to go further with a ‘New Deal’ for the NHS that would help the country’s recovery.
20 Nov 2020
The Faculty is keen to show its support for Mouth Cancer Action Month – an issue our members and fellows are no doubt too familiar with.
19 Nov 2020
Referral to Treatment (RTT) waiting time statistics in Wales published today show over 55,000 waiting more than a year for elective hospital treatment in September.
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.”