09 Sep 2016
NHS England performance data published today for July 2016 shows that the Government’s official waiting time target for planned treatment has been missed again. It is the worst official waiting times performance since 2011.
08 Sep 2016
The proportion of patients with oesophageal and gastric cancer (OG cancer) - or gullet and stomach cancer - who were eligible for life-saving treatment, has increased slightly over the past eight years, according to the largest study of these types of cancers in England and Wales.
02 Sep 2016
Miss Clare Marx, President of the Royal College of Surgeons: "The policies being introduced by Vale of York CCG are some of the most severe the modern NHS has ever seen... An honest national debate on exactly what the NHS can afford, and what we are willing to pay, is urgently needed"
22 Aug 2016
The Royal College of Surgeons has today welcomed the Department of Health’s (DH) proposal to expand the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC’s) public ratings system to providers of cosmetic surgery.
18 Aug 2016
FGDP (UK) and FDS have welcomed confirmation of the proposed tax on sugary drinks, but say they are disappointed that the government’s new Childhood Obesity Action Plan has otherwise ignored oral health.
17 Aug 2016
Leading dentists and surgeons at the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) are concerned that patient safety is being put at risk because testing of the clinical English language skills of dentists, doctors and nurses from the European Economic Area (EEA) is insufficient due to EU rules.
15 Aug 2016
John Abercrombie: "The Royal College of Surgeons supports the need to have the same quality of care every day of the week for patients receiving treatment. Efforts should be targeted on urgent and emergency care where the evidence demonstrates there is a problem."
05 Aug 2016
Following a widespread international news coverage over the last few days following an Associated Press investigation in the United States which reported the medical benefits of dental floss are unproven, FDS comments.
04 Aug 2016
The guide – ‘Avoiding unconscious bias’ - aims to encourage surgeons to be aware of unconscious bias, and sometimes adjust their behaviour so that their trainees and fellow staff do not misinterpret their actions.
18 Jul 2016
The Royal College of Surgeons believes there are a number of areas such as medical devices and language testing where there is now an opportunity to set tougher rules to improve patient safety.