14 Apr 2014
Failure to adopt new surgical techniques quickly into everyday clinical practice means NHS patients are missing out on ground-breaking new procedures, warns a new report from the Royal College of Surgeons.
10 Apr 2014
The first female President has been elected to the Royal College of Surgeons in its 214-year history.
07 Apr 2014
The following list indicates the six successful candidates for election to Council at the ballot held on 6 April 2014.
03 Apr 2014
The implementation of the European Working Time Directive (EWTD) in the NHS has had an adverse impact on the training in certain medical specialities, including surgeons and doctors working in acute medicine, an independent taskforce reports today.
20 Mar 2014
The launch of a clinical commissioning guide on weight loss services (today Thursday, 20 March), developed following a NICE accredited process has been welcomed by experts across several disciplines.
14 Mar 2014
"Today’s report clarifies the responsibilities across all sections of the NHS for addressing the variations in access to weight assessment clinics across the country. This will enable patients struggling with obesity to access appropriate services including bariatric surgery."
06 Mar 2014
Healthcare organisations, including hospitals and GP practices, must usher in a new culture of candour so that patients and their families are told honestly about any harm that has been caused and what will be done to put it right, an independent review has concluded.
04 Mar 2014
"There is no doubt that the health service needs to adapt to keep pace with the changing health needs of an older population. We welcome Sir John Oldham’s review and the challenges he identifies of making all parts of the health and social care system work together for the patient."
27 Feb 2014
We believe that Health Inspectorate Wales, working closely with the professions, should review cardiac surgery services in South Wales. Although the report notes that the ‘outcomes of the South Wales centres are excellent’ for those patients who received surgery, we remain concerned about patients’ access to treatment.
25 Feb 2014
The RCS wrote to Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW) to ask for an update on whether our concerns regarding cardiac surgery waiting times in Wales have been addressed. We are currently waiting for the publication of two associated reports.