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.
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.