01 Oct 2020
Commenting on the House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee Report – ‘Delivering core NHS and care services during the pandemic and beyond’, Professor Neil Mortensen, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, said: “We are delighted the Committee listened to the evidence we gave in June, and have taken up our recommendation of weekly testing of NHS staff."
25 Sep 2020
The Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England have today welcomed the publication by the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) of a rapid review of the evidence related to the generation and mitigation of aerosols in dental practice and the associated risk of transmission of SARS-CoV-2.
23 Sep 2020
Rotting teeth remain the leading cause of hospital admission among five to nine year olds, new figures reveal.
17 Sep 2020
Professor Neil Mortensen, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, welcomes the governmentt's commitment to prioritise coronavirus tests according to need.
10 Sep 2020
Today’s waiting time figures show that just 46.8% of patients were treated within 18 weeks, against a statutory target of 92%. A record 2 million patients were waiting more than 18 weeks.
08 Sep 2020
RCS statement on NHS England's letter on training opportunities in the independent sector.
27 Aug 2020
Figures published today in the latest quarterly bulletin of waiting times for Northern Ireland show nearly 40% (39.4%, 38,354) of patients were waiting more than 52 weeks for either an inpatient or day case admission, compared with 32.8% (30,696) at 31 March 2020, and 27.2% (23,996) at 30 June 2019.
13 Aug 2020
Newly released NHS England waiting times figures show that a ‘wrecking ball’ has been taken to targets for timely treatment, leading surgeons say today. The number of patients who had waited over 52 weeks in June now stands at over 50,000, and is thirty times higher than in February, before the pandemic. The number had almost doubled in the course of the month from May to June.
31 Jul 2020
Professor Neil Mortensen, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England responds to the latest NHS 'system letter', saying "Getting patients treated is critically dependent on capacity, so it is essential the NHS uses its contracts in the independent sector efficiently, and that ‘COVID-light’ areas are established where surgery can continue even if there is a further rise in coronavirus cases."
27 Jul 2020
The Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FDS) today welcomes the announcement by the Government of a new obesity strategy.