02 May 2020
The RCS leadership has been concerned for some time by reports that BAME surgeons, trainees and other NHS staff may be disproportionately at risk from COVID. The RCS supports NHS England’s precautionary approach of risk-assessing staff at potentially greater risk, and making arrangements accordingly.
01 May 2020
The Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS) has published the results of a survey of 94 surgeons and trainees in Northern Ireland.
30 Apr 2020
Surgeons appeal to Boris not to soften lockdown criteria – “Thousands of lives will be lost if the NHS is treated as an economic punch-bag”
20 Apr 2020
Shortages of PPE equipment and a lack of access to testing are the two main concerns of dental surgeons, according to a survey of almost 200 dental surgeons conducted by the Royal College of Surgeons England (RCS). Nearly two-thirds of dental surgeons surveyed had experienced shortages of PPE equipment in the last 30 days. More than 40% of them say they do not have an adequate supply of protective kit.
18 Apr 2020
"The new guidance implies that, even in the operating theatre, surgeons and their teams may not require proper PPE. This is simply unacceptable," says Professor Neil Mortensen, President-elect of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
17 Apr 2020
More than half of surgeons and trainees in Wales who responded to our PPE survey said there have been shortages in the past 30 days.
16 Apr 2020
New NHS England guidance for the dental profession during COVID-19 should offer ‘welcome reassurance to patients and professionals alike’ says Professor Michael Escudier, Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
12 Apr 2020
A third of surgeons and trainees surveyed across the UK by the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS) say they do not believe they have an adequate supply of PPE in their Trust, enabling them to do their jobs safely. More than half (57%) say there have been shortages in the past 30 days.
02 Apr 2020
Our response to the Public Health England guidance update of 2 April 2020 as concerns Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
27 Mar 2020
In response to the surge of COVID-19 cases in Northern Ireland, the RCS has signed a joint Royal Colleges statement on the deployment of PPE.