Surgeons

Joint UK Royal Surgical Colleges, Federation of Surgical Specialty Associations and Upper Airway Group Statement

Joint UK Royal Surgical Colleges, Federation of Surgical Specialty Associations and Upper Airway Group Statement

COVID-19 vaccination and dosing regimen In the light of the recent changed Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) and national public health authorities guidance on vaccination priority and increasing the interval between first and second doses of the vaccine, representatives of the Colleges, FSSA, and the Upper Airway Specialty Group have agreed the following: […]

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Important update on the MRCS Part B and DO-HNS Part 2 examinations in the UK and Ireland in February 2021

Important update on the MRCS Part B and DO-HNS Part 2 examinations in the UK and Ireland in February 2021

Due to the current rise in COVID-19 infections, which has led to new lockdown restrictions and increased pressure on the health services in the UK and Ireland, the Intercollegiate Committee for Basic Surgical Examinations (ICBSE) and the four Surgical Royal Colleges of the United Kingdom and in Ireland have taken the difficult decision to cancel […]

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College elects new Vice Presidents

College elects new Vice Presidents

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has appointed two new Vice Presidents following our recent College Council elections. Professor Andrew Gallagher and Mr John Scott have been elected as Vice President (Medical) and Vice President (Surgical) respectively.

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Statement from Chair of ICBSE re MRCS Part A & Part B, September and October 2020

Statement from Chair of ICBSE re MRCS Part A & Part B, September and October 2020

We understand how difficult and challenging the pandemic has made preparing for and sitting these high-stakes examinations, particularly as day-to-day surgical practice, which is integral to preparation, has been so disrupted for surgical trainees. The pandemic caused all postgraduate medical examinations to be postponed earlier in the year, clearly disrupting candidates hoping to take exams, and worrying for those whose career progression relied on examination success.

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Joint intercollegiate statement: September 2020 MRCS Part A examination

Joint intercollegiate statement: September 2020 MRCS Part A examination

The Intercollegiate Committee for Basic Surgical Examinations (ICBSE) and the four Royal Surgical Colleges of the United Kingdom and in Ireland are aware of concerns regarding the pass mark that has been communicated to candidates for the September 2020 MRCS Part A examination, which was conducted online. We are also aware that the delay in releasing the MRCS Part A results was distressing to candidates.

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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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