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.
11 Mar 2020
Professor Derek Alderson, President of the Royal College of Surgeons, comments on the government's budget for 2020.
05 Mar 2020
We are working closely with medical bodies and government to ensure our members, fellows, and surgical colleagues have the latest advice on Coronavirus.
28 Feb 2020
New figures on dental check-ups among older people is ‘worryingly low’, says Professor Michael Escudier, Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
27 Feb 2020
To shed light on the impact of long waits on patients, the RCS publishes today its Northern Ireland waiting times survey.
25 Feb 2020
The Royal College of Surgeons and 20 other leading health organisations have written to the Prime Minister today, to ask him to accept the recommendations of the ‘Health Equity in England: the Marmot review 10 years on’.
20 Feb 2020
New figures from NHS Wales show the number of people waiting more than 36 weeks for hospital treatment has almost doubled in the past year. Surgeons are calling for action to reduce waiting times, and for the Treasury to resolve the NHS pensions ‘tax-trap’.
13 Feb 2020
The Royal College of Surgeons of England is calling for urgent action following publication today of new statistics showing a record number of operations were cancelled in the run-up to Christmas.