Intercollegiate guidance for pre-operative chest CT imaging for elective cancer surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic, RCS
Outlines the process to ensure a consistent approach to screening for COVID in the cancer patient undergoing surgery. Issued by Association of Surgeons of Great Britain& Ireland, Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain& Ireland, Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons, The Royal College of Radiologists, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Royal College of Surgeons of England, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guidance for Pre-Operative Chest CT imaging for elective cancer surgery during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh; 2020.
Patients with undetected COVID-19 who undergo major surgery and mechanical ventilation are at higher risk of respiratory complications. This guidance offers practical recommendations for surgeons and radiologists to facilitate the maintenance of safe elective cancer surgery. Jointly published by Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Royal College of Surgeons of England, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Royal College of Radiologists. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Mountain’ waiting list will need five-year plan, says royal college
The NHS will need a five-year strategy to deal with a “mountain” of an elective waiting list following the coronavirus outbreak, the Royal College of Surgeons has said. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 14, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

3D Printing and the Murky Ethics of Replicating Human Bones
This article was originally published on Undark. Read the original article. (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Wild / Undark Tags: Uncategorized onetime Research syndication Source Type: news

3D Printing and the Murky Ethics of Replicating Human Bones
This article was originally published on Undark. Read the original article. (Source: TIME: Science)
Source: TIME: Science - January 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Wild / Undark Tags: Uncategorized onetime Research syndication Source Type: news

Aspirin May No Longer Have Effect in Primary CVD Prevention
MONDAY, Dec. 23, 2019 -- Aspirin may not be effective for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer mortality, according to research published online Nov. 21 in Family Practice. Frank Moriarty, Ph.D., from the Royal College of Surgeons... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Breast milk could help prevent heart disease caused by premature birth, RCSI study
(RCSI) Early use of breast milk could play a vital role in preventing heart disease in prematurely born infants, according to a paper led by researchers at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) and the Rotunda Hospital. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The surgeon as an expert witness: a guide to good practice
Guidance from the Royal College of Surgeons sets out the role a surgeon should play when acting as an expert witness in civil, criminal and coroners ’ cases. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The surgeon as an expert witness: a guide to good practice
Royal College of Surgeons -This guidance sets out the role a surgeon should play when acting as an expert witness in civil, criminal and coroners ’ cases. The guidance comes after two independent reviews highlighted a need to improve the quality and consistency of expert witnesses in gross negligence manslaughter cases.GuidanceRoyal College of Surgeons - press release (Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection)
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - November 15, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Workforce and employment Source Type: news

TWO THIRDS of surgeons have cut their hours to avoid bills on their pensions
The survey by the Royal College of Surgeons in England and Wales also found that 68 per cent of their members were considering early retirement due to the pensions taxes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Giving healthy people statin pills have benefits which are 'marginal at best', researchers warn
Paula Byrne and John Cullinan, from the National University of Ireland Galway, and Susan Smith, from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, said the benefits of statins are unclear for many people. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Twice as many primary school children are hospitalised for rotten teeth as for tonsillitis
Figures released by the NHS have been slammed as 'unacceptable' by the Royal College of Surgeons who said tooth decay is preventable and children need to eat less sugar and brush their teeth properly. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Newcastle Surgical Training Centre employs Palo Alto, California-based Osso VR's technology
The Commission on the Future of Surgery, set up by the Royal College of Surgeons, previously said VR would become a " standardised aspect of surgical training " in the future. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Private hospitals must share more data with the NHS
Royal College of Surgeons calls for 'urgent review' of safety standards in the private sector Related items fromOnMedica Practices need to seize the opportunity of consolidating IT systems Hunt announces 11 hospital trusts in special measures Auditor says CQC itself requires improvement Avoidable harm still ‘too high’ in UK healthcare Latest Ombudsman report includes 93 NHS complaints (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Private hospitals must share more data with NHS, says top surgeon
Ian Paterson scandal prompts call for more oversight of safety in private hospitalsThe leader of the UK ’s surgeons is calling for private hospitals to be encouraged to publish information on their safety to prevent another scandal like the one involving jailed breast cancer surgeon Ian Paterson.“The surgical community was deeply shocked by the case of Ian Paterson, the surgeon convicted of intentionally wounding patients by carrying out unnecessary breast surgery operations,” said Prof Derek Alderson, president of the Royal College of Surgeons.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 10, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Health Private healthcare Hospitals NHS Breast cancer Society UK news Science Care Quality Commission (CQC) Source Type: news

NHS 'must take urgent action' to clear hospitals backlog
The Royal College of Surgeons has warned hospitals in England face an 'increasing backlog' of patients waiting for treatment as the NHS has hit multiple performance lows. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FutureNeuro partners with UCB to give clinicians insights into epilepsy treatments
(RCSI) FutureNeuro, the SFI Research Centre for Chronic and Rare Neurological Diseases, based at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons Ireland), has partnered with global biopharmaceutical company, UCB, to unlock the power of healthcare data to inform improvements in clinical care of people with epilepsy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Research suggests that medications for kidney transplants increase risk of skin cancer
(RCSI) A study led by researchers at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) has analysed the pattern of skin cancer rates in kidney transplant patients, which suggests the increased risk is related to the anti-rejection medications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Operating theatres: opportunities to reduce waiting lists
This report, produced in conjunction with the Royal College of Surgeons, looks at unwarranted variation in theatre productivity and ways to improve how care is delivered in England. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RCSI researchers develop new treatment for bone infection using copper-rich glass implant
(RCSI) A team of researchers led by RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland), have developed a new treatment for the particularly difficult-to-treat bone infection, osteomyelitis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 30, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Joint Cochrane Oral Health Co-ordinating Editor, Helen Worthington, awarded BDA's 2019 John Tomes Medal
Cochrane Oral Heath's Joint Co-ordinating Editor, Professor Helen Worthington, has been awarded aJohn Tomes Medal by the British Dental Association's 2019 Honours and Awards round, for her extensive contributions and influence in promoting evidence-based oral healthcare.In her role as Director of Evidence for Practice atThe University of Manchester's Division of Dentistry, Helen has ensured teaching across the School is underpinned by appropriate evidence and has cultivated a reputation for research excellence in dentistry at the University.She has significantly impacted the development of methodologies for systematic...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 28, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

RCSI researchers develop new tuberculosis treatment
(RCSI) Led by researchers at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland), a team of researchers has developed a new treatment for tuberculosis (TB). This work could offer a practical treatment that has the potential to be scaled-up and mass-produced for clinical testing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Christmas dinner is the perfect time to check your grandparents' TEETH
Professor Michael Escudier, from the UK's Royal College of Surgeons, said families should quiz their older relatives on when they last went to the dentist to keep track of teeth problems. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetic study of epilepsy points to potential new therapies
(RCSI) The largest study of its kind, led by international researchers including scientists at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland), has discovered 11 new genes associated with epilepsy. The research is published in today's issue of Nature Communications. It greatly advances knowledge of the underlying biological causes of epilepsy and may inform the development of new treatments for the condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Robots controlled by healthcare assistants will soon be delivering babies by C-section
The Commission on the Future of Surgery, led by the UK's Royal College of Surgeons, said new robots and DNA medicine will bring a 'watershed moment' for healthcare within the next 20 years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RCSI research reveals that 1 in 4 suicide attempts are associated with perceptual difficulties
(RCSI) Researchers at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) have revealed that one quarter of suicide attempts are associated with dysfunction in how the brain interprets basic perceptual information, such as what we see, hear and think. The research shows that this dysfunction can predict suicidal behavior, and offers new prospects for treatment and suicide prevention. The research has today been published in JAMA Psychiatry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

RCSI announces project to remove contaminants from water in India
(RCSI) Researchers based at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) are leading a € 4.97 million project that will remove contaminants from wastewater and drinking water. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 26, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

RCS: Outsourcing surgery damages training
The transfer of a “substantial volume” of NHS work to the independent sector has “negatively impacted” surgical trainees, the Royal College of Surgeons has warned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Almost one in three knee operations and one in five hip replacements are done privately
The Royal College of Surgeons warned the growing number of operations being carried out outside of NHS hospitals means young surgeons are not getting the experience they need. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fitbit fad is putting extra pressure on the NHS as healthy people are being unduly alarmed
Trendy new gadgets, such as Fitbit exercise monitors, personalised DNA tests and sophisticated health apps, could ‘overwhelm’ people with health data, says the Royal College of Surgeons. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GP practices to expect surge in tech hypochondriacs, warns leading surgeon
GP practices and A&E departments will‘undoubtedly see’ a growing number of patients concerned over what health data means for them.  Mr Richard Kerr, chair of the Royal College of Surgeons’ Commission on the Future of Surgery has warned that the increased availability of new technologies such as wearable health devices and sensor will leave more patients alarmed over the data collected. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 14, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Fitbit fad is putting extra pressure on the NHS as healthy people are being unduly alarmed
Trendy new gadgets, such as Fitbit exercise monitors, personalised DNA tests and sophisticated health apps, could ‘overwhelm’ people with health data, says the Royal College of Surgeons. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shapiro Selected as Honorary Fellow by Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Jo Shapiro, MD, director of the BWH Center for Professional and Peer Support and of the Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, received an honorary fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). This fellowship is the hig (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - August 14, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Ireland suspends transvaginal mesh procedures
Earlier this week, Ireland temporarily suspended all procedures using transvaginal mesh devices to treat stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse at Health Service Executive funded hospitals, according to a government release from the country. Minister for Health Simon Harris announced the pause, saying that the Department Chief Medical Officer requested the pause in use of the devices following a review by the Dept. of Health, HSE and the country’s Health Products Regulatory Agency. The suspension is set to stay in place “until a set of conditions to mitigate the risks of injury are met,” acc...
Source: Mass Device - July 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Women's Health Source Type: news

UK's top surgeon calls for new procedures to undergo clinical trials
Prof Derek Alderson says innovations should be backed by evidence before use on NHSNHS at 70: all our anniversary coverage in one placeBritain ’s most eminent surgeon has called for new surgical procedures and implants to be tested in clinical trials before being made routinely available on the NHS.Prof Derek Alderson, the president of the Royal College of Surgeons, said the benefits of surgical innovations must “absolutely, unequivocally” be backed by evidence, either through randomised controlled trials or official registries designed to track patient outcomes. The move would bring surgical innovation m...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: NHS Medical research Health Science Society UK news Source Type: news

'Winter pressures' affecting progression of trainee surgeons
The Royal College of Surgeons has received concerns from trainees about the impact of pressures on elective surgery over the winter. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 29, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Royal college backs Hunt bid to improve private sector safety
The Royal College of Surgeons has backed the health and social care secretary’s bid to improve patient safety in private sector hospitals. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Royal college to review trust’s specialist service after never events
The Royal College of Surgeons has been asked to review a trust’s specialist service following never events and concerns over staff culture. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Royal college raises alarm over critical care beds shortage
The Royal College of Surgeons has warned there may be too few critical care beds in England to cope with demand. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Why Doctors Are Using Snapchat Glasses in Operating Rooms
Shafi Ahmed dons a pair of digital sunglasses and explains how the tiny lenses built into its black plastic frame, which can capture high-resolution images, are transforming how doctors get trained in operating rooms. The British colorectal surgeon used Snap Inc.’s high-tech spectacles a year ago to walk rookie physicians and millions of curious viewers through a hernia operation using the Snapchat photo-sharing app. In 2018, he plans to beam his avatar into operating rooms with so-called immersive technology, which spans everything from military training to adult entertainment, and promises to support the next gener...
Source: TIME: Health - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jason Gale / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Bloomberg healthytime medicine onetime Virtual Reality Source Type: news

Why Doctors Are Using Snapchat Glasses in Operating Rooms
Shafi Ahmed dons a pair of digital sunglasses and explains how the tiny lenses built into its black plastic frame, which can capture high-resolution images, are transforming how doctors get trained in operating rooms. The British colorectal surgeon used Snap Inc.’s high-tech spectacles a year ago to walk rookie physicians and millions of curious viewers through a hernia operation using the Snapchat photo-sharing app. In 2018, he plans to beam his avatar into operating rooms with so-called immersive technology, which spans everything from military training to adult entertainment, and promises to support the next gener...
Source: TIME: Science - January 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jason Gale / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Bloomberg healthytime medicine onetime Virtual Reality Source Type: news

What Exactly Motivates and Retains Health Workers —and How Do We Measure It?
November 16, 2017The quirks, preferences, and priorities that drive our decisions are tough to nail down.Human beings do weird things sometimes.Or maybe the things we do as individuals onlyseem weird to others because they don ’t know our particular quirks, preferences, and priorities. Think about it: Why do you live where you live? How did you choose your job? What makes you go back to work day after day? The answers are different for us all.Maybe we want to live close to our family. Maybe we love the city life, or our hometown is the only place we want to live. Or maybe we choose our jobs based on what pays the bes...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Could chicken fed omega 3 cut risk of a heart attack?
The world-first clinical trial was carried out by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland on behalf of Belfast-based farming and food company Devenish. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS will face a 'winter of woe', surgeons warn
The Royal College of Surgeons said hospitals and local authorities need to improve the handover of patients. A total of 181,692 'bed days' were lost to delayed discharges in July. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sudan: England Approves Evaluation of Surgical Training of Council of Medical Specialties
[SNA] Khartoum -The meeting held between the delegation of the Sudanese Medical Association in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Council of Sudanese Medical Specialties at the Royal College of Surgeons in London, has approved that the Royal College of Surgeons of England would evaluate the surgical training programs at the Council of Sudanese Medical Specialties to ensure that they are adapted to similar programs worldwide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Improving the working environment for safe surgical care
A paper from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh makes recommendations to government to improve safety in the delivery of surgical treatment and patient care. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 8, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS funding squeeze 'making it harder to access hip and knee surgery'
People witharthritis and other joint health problems are finding it increasingly difficult to access surgical treatment due to the current squeeze on NHS funding. This is according to a new investigation by the British Medical Journal, which has indicated that hospitals are having to apply for exceptional funding for an increasingly wide range of treatments, as many procedures that were once considered to be routine are no longer being funded as standard. Growing limitations on routine surgical procedures Data collected for the report under a freedom of information request show that doctors had to make 73,900 individual fu...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - July 6, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Average hospital bed occupancy rate for 2017 sits at 92%
The 'exceptionally worrying' findings, based on NHS England figures, depict the true horror of the bed shortage across the country, the Royal College of Surgeons has warned. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS hospitals 'misusing pain scoring tools to restrict access to joint surgery'
NHS patients in England may be being inappropriately denied access to hip and knee surgery due to the use ofpain scoring tools as a means of determining eligibility for treatment. New data, shared with the Health Service Journal by the UK Orthopaedics Industry Group, has indicated that at least ten per cent of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) across England are using unproven scoring tools to restrict access to orthopaedic surgery, despite a lack of regulatory authorisation to do so. Inappropriate use of pain scoring tools Pain scoring tools such as the Oxford hip and knee scoring system and the New Zealand scoring sys...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - April 11, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news