The latest news from our College community

We are a worldwide community of inspiring health professionals working together to advance our profession and improve patient care. Join our community today, add your voice and help us speak up for the profession. Work with us to deliver positive progress for the healthcare profession. We are on your side.

Read more

Today’s top COVID-19 news

The UK's top health news on Friday 18 September 2020

Continue reading

College appointments - Dental Education Board and FRCS Part 2 Group

College appointments - Dental Education Board and FRCS Part 2 Group
The College has appointed new members to our boards and groups. Shalini Kanagasingam has become a member of the Dental Education, Training and Professional Development Board. Dr Ali Ali-Ani has been appointed to the FRCS...

Read more

Safe and secure – running exams in a pandemic

Safe and secure – running exams in a pandemic
On the 23rd March this year we closed the doors to our College buildings in Glasgow. With the spread of COVID-19 on the rise, the Scottish Government joined with the other administrations across the UK to put the country on lockdown. Offices and non-essential shops were closed, along with public spaces such as libraries, communal parks and playgrounds, and places of worship.

Read more

Obesity and COVID-19: are they linked? An update of the evidence

Obesity and COVID-19: are they linked? An update of the evidence
In June this year we reviewed evidence published throughout the COVID-19 pandemic that suggested a potential link between obesity and severity of COVID-19. Since then, evidence has continued to emerge, and while some limitations remain, it has become clear: there is an association between obesity, severity and worse outcomes from COVID-19.

Read more

BMA COVID-19 memorial for Healthcare Workers - 15 September

BMA COVID-19 memorial for Healthcare Workers - 15 September
We would encourage all members of our College community to take part in observing a minute's silence on Tuesday 15th September for those who put their health at risk, caring for patients during the worst of COVID-19.

Read more

Surgical trainees in the Independent Sector - Intercollegiate Statement

Surgical trainees in the Independent Sector - Intercollegiate Statement
The Presidents of the four Royal Surgical Colleges in the UK and Ireland have issued the following joint statement following the announcement today by NHSE of an agreement to allow surgeons in training access to independent hospital operating lists.

Read more

New Trainees' Committee Co-Chairs

New Trainees' Committee Co-Chairs
The College's Trainees' Committee has appointed two new Co-Chairs following its election of new office bearers.

Read more

Older articles