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Press Releases

  • RCS statement on NHS Grampian Review

    28 Jul 2015 The RCS was invited by NHS Grampian to undertake an invited service review of the General Surgery Service at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in September 2014 to assist them to review potential concerns that the Board had about team working and individual behaviours
  • RCS response to US study on robotic surgery systems

    22 Jul 2015 A recent study by The Cornell University Library in the US found that robotic surgery systems were involved in the deaths of 144 people between 2000 and 2013.
  • Comments on new standards for Congenital Heart Disease

    21 Jul 2015 “Cardiac surgery for Congenital Heart Disease needs to be delivered in units which have the critical number of staff to support each other, provide secure on-call rotas, disseminate new techniques and train the next generation of specialists."
  • Response to recommendation to reduce sugar consumption

    17 Jul 2015 “We agree with the report’s radical aim to lower sugar consumption to 5% of a daily diet to improve oral health. For children this means substituting sugar based fruit juice for sugar free alternatives."
  • Comment on government response to the freedom to speak up review

    17 Jul 2015 “We welcome the announcement of plans to implement Sir Robert Francis’ Freedom to Speak Up Review. ‘Learning not Blaming’ rightly states that the NHS must improve, listen and learn from occasions when mistakes are made."
  • Response to the Secretary of State's speech on the future of the NHS

    16 Jul 2015 "There is much to welcome in the Secretary of State’s speech today which complements the NHS Five Year Forward View. We particularly support his commitment to establishing a clearer learning culture in the NHS and a strengthened focus on patient safety."
  • Treating patients with gastrointestinal bleeds

    06 Jul 2015 “A gastrointestinal (GI) bleed is a potentially fatal condition which must be treated quickly and it is worrying that some patients are not receiving the appropriate care."
  • FDS alarmed by nine-fold variation in hospital admissions for dentistry

    30 Jun 2015 “Today’s data is a stark reminder of the inequalities in children’s oral health that persist across the country."
  • RCS statement on treatment of uncomplicated appendicitis

    17 Jun 2015 A recent study in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), found that 72.7 per cent of patients who received antibiotics for an uncomplicated acute appendicitis did not require surgery.
  • Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub wins prestigious Lister Medal

    17 Jun 2015 The surgeon who performed the first heart and lung transplant in Britain, and pioneered a life-saving technique for babies with heart vessel problems, has won the prestigious Lister Medal, in recognition of his contribution to surgical science.

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