Surgeons

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 Part 2 examination: Part 2 Group. Shalini Kanagasingam Shalini Kanagasingam commenced specialist training at King’s College London in 2006 obtaining […]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Royal College honours top General Surgery Trainee

Royal College honours top General Surgery Trainee

Miss Laura Arthur will be awarded the first ever Graham Teasdale Medal today (4 September 2020) from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow during the College’s first ever Virtual Diploma Ceremony, an online event held to admit new Fellows and Members to the College.

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JCST: COVID-19 and Trainee Progression in 2020 (update V) – 7 August 2020

JCST: COVID-19 and Trainee Progression in 2020 (update V) – 7 August 2020

The Joint Committee on Surgical Training (JCST) has today (Friday 7th August 2020) published the attached document on COVID-19 and Trainee Progression in 2020.

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Cosmetic Surgery Certification Scheme has been refreshed to better suit your needs

Cosmetic Surgery Certification Scheme has been refreshed to better suit your needs

The Cosmetic Surgery Certification Scheme, which has been redeveloped by and is supported by all four surgical Royal Colleges alongside the relevant specialty associations, will provide you with accreditation for key competencies, demonstrating your expertise to patients and ultimately helping to make the cosmetic surgery industry safer.

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MRCS Part A: September 2020

MRCS Part A: September 2020

The four Surgical Royal Colleges are pleased to announce that the September 2020 MRCS Part A examination will be delivered remotely as an online assessment. As a consequence, the capacity of this examination will no longer be limited by COVID-19 restrictions and candidates will be able to sit the examination without the requirement to travel to an examination centre. The format and syllabus of the examination will remain the same. The examination will take place on 15 September 2020 only; all candidates who have applied to sit the MRCS Part A in September, along with those who have been transferred from the April 2020 diet, will be accommodated on this date.

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UPDATED: General Surgery Guidance on COVID-19, 2nd Revision, 7 April 2020

UPDATED: General Surgery Guidance on COVID-19, 2nd Revision, 7 April 2020

Following publication of Public Health England latest guidelines, the four Royal Surgical Colleges and the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, AUGIS and ACPGBI have revised their latest guidelines (last published on the 27th March 2020) to align with those of PHE and Health Protection Scotland. As a group, we have taken a lead on gathering information on best practice that Surgeons should follow in this difficult situation because our role is to protect and support the clinicians that we represent.

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UPDATED: Intercollegiate General Surgery Guidance on COVID-19

UPDATED: Intercollegiate General Surgery Guidance on COVID-19

These guidelines have been put together by the four Royal Surgical Colleges, the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland, the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland and the Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons to support our Surgeons with guidance on procedures during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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