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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 5, 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 10, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Babies having rotten teeth removed before FIRST birthday
Royal College of Surgeons report says extractions among under-fives in England rose from 7,444 in 2006/7 to 9,206 in 2015/16. Forty-seven infants under the age of one had had teeth removed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS England urged to review bed capacity to prevent further deaths
THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS has called on NHS England to carry out a review of beds after two patients died because of delays and doctors were left to try to "broker a deal" between hospitals. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS England urged to review bed capacity after surgery delay deaths
The Royal College of Surgeons has called on NHS England to carry out a review of critical care bed capacity after two patients died because of delays receiving surgery and poor referral practices between hospitals. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 27, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hospital appointments: RCS warning over waiting lists
The Royal College of Surgeons warns that patients in NI are waiting too long for surgery. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgeons idle for days because of NHS bed crisis
The Royal College of Surgeons said its members are spending 12-hour shifts unable to do their job as thousands of operations are cancelled because there are no beds available. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eligibility for hip and knee replacement 'could become more restricted'
People with joint conditions in three regions could soon find it more difficult to get access to knee andhip replacement surgery, due to planned changes in eligibility criteria. The choice by three clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to explore the idea has attracted criticism, as some believe this may suggest that CCGs are looking to change the scoring system used to decide which patients are suitable for these operations. As reported by the Health Service Journal, the Redditch and Bromsgrove, South Worcestershire, and Wyre Forest CCGs - all based in the West Midlands - are planning a reduction in the Oxford hip and knee...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - January 27, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

'No justification' for CCGs' rationing, says royal college
The Royal College of Surgeons has said there is “no clinical justification” for three CCGs’ plan to greatly reduce eligibility for knee and hip replacements, which could save £2m a year. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 26, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

RCS urges surgeons to apply for cosmetic surgery certification to improve patient safety
The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) is launching a new system of certification which will make the cosmetic surgery industry safer for patients and enhance the reputation of the profession. The RCS is urging all surgeons who perform cosmetic surgical procedures to apply for certification. The new certification system will help patients to identify a surgeon with the appropriate training and experience to perform a specific procedure, in different parts of the country. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors warn over cancer op cancellations amid NHS "pressure"
The Royal College of Surgeons says the NHS in England is facing "tremendous pressure" this winter. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brexit could help us make the NHS safer say leading surgeons
The Royal College of Surgeons says leaving the EU will enable watchdogs to impose stricter language tests on foreign doctors and tighter controls on medical devices. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Engagement with Impact
This article is extracted from  Trends in Medical Affairs. To download the magazine, click here. Sources:   1.  Figure derived from the MSLA Conference based on attendee feedback.   Related Content: The Changing Face of Medical AffairsBring Patients to the Center of Medical Research: Discover the Real Opportunity of a Connected WorldRWE: from the medical point of viewLearning to Trust: with Murray Stewart, CMO at GSKPrimary Event: eyeforpharma Medical AffairsPr écis: Medical Science Liasions need more than just scientific acumen to get the message across.Premiu...
Source: EyeForPharma - December 5, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Deirdre Coleman Source Type: news

Engagement with Impact
This article is extracted from  Trends in Medical Affairs. To download the magazine, click here. Sources:   1.  Figure derived from the MSLA Conference based on attendee feedback.   Related Content: The Changing Face of Medical AffairsBring Patients to the Center of Medical Research: Discover the Real Opportunity of a Connected WorldRWE: from the medical point of viewLearning to Trust: with Murray Stewart, CMO at GSKPrimary Event: eyeforpharma Medical AffairsPr écis: Medical Science Liasions need more than just scientific acumen to get the message across.Premiu...
Source: EyeForPharma - December 5, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Deirdre Coleman Source Type: news

Holograms replacing cadavers in training for doctors
Royal College of Surgeons explores 3D hologram headsets and other hi-tech devices to replace cadaver-based tuitionSurgeons are embracing technology ’s cutting edge, using the latest in augmented, virtual andmixed reality to transform medical training.Related:How virtual reality is changing the game in healthcareContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 17, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Doctors Virtual reality 3D Medical research Google Glass Technology Hospitals Science Health Society UK news Source Type: news

Online register of cosmetic surgeons to be created to stop cowboy clinics
The register is being drawn up by the Royal College of Surgeons amid fears rogue clinics are using aggressive sales tactics. It aims to allow customers to find qualified doctors by postcode. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cosmetic surgery check-list for patients
The Royal College of Surgeons is offering patients seeking cosmetic surgery practical advice about how to pick the right hospital and doctor. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chemists develop 3D bone-scanning technique
Chemists at Trinity College Dublin created a 3D bone-scanning technique that does not expose patients to radiation. The team attached a luminescent tag to tiny, gold structures called nanoagents. The particles seek out micro-cracks in bones and adhere to the calcium-rich surface. Using magnetic resonance imaging, the luminescent molecules light up and produce a 3D, high-resolution image of the bone. The study appeared in the journal Chem, according to the university. The project is a collaboration between Trinity College Dublin and Ireland’s Royal College of Surgeons. Micro-cracks in bones can occur from ev...
Source: Mass Device - September 12, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Imaging Orthopedics Research & Development Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Trinity College Dublin Source Type: news

Avoiding unconscious bias: a guide for surgeons
The Royal College of Surgeons has published a guide to make surgeons aware of the dangers of unconscious bias and to take action to avoid it. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 9, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

'Secret ginger gene' may increase skin cancer risk for millions
Conclusion The study adds more weight to the importance of using sun protection to avoid skin cancer. We already know that people with red hair and freckles who burn easily are at increased risk of skin cancer. This study suggests other people may also have a higher risk, without knowing it. Taking sensible sun protection measures makes good sense for everyone. The findings are also useful for researchers, as they add to our understanding about how certain genetic traits affect the development of skin cancer. If DNA repair is reduced in people with some gene variants, sun damage may not be the only thing affecting th...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Genetics/stem cells Source Type: news

Getting into Medical School: Perspective on Unexpected Support
By Dr. Robert Marion People believe that the process of becoming a physician is the natural reward for those who have an aptitude in science and a willingness to work hard. For many of us, however, it's not always that easy. Along the way to realizing our dream, some of us wind up hitting a pothole or two. When this happens, help may be needed. Sometimes that help can come from an unusual source. I met Alex Novikoff in the men's room on the fifth floor of the Ullmann Building at Albert Einstein College of Medicine on a warm afternoon in early June 1974, while pursuing summer research in the department...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exciting New Partnership: the Journal of Comorbidity affiliates with the Society for Academic Primary Care
The Journal of Comorbidity (JOC), published by Swiss Medical Press, is pleased to announce a new affiliation with the Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC). The partnership is a key step in strengthening collaborations and enhancing opportunities among primary care professionals with an interest in comorbidity and multimorbidity. “The partnership with JOC comes at a historic time,” commented Dr. Joanne Protheroe, Keele University Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences, and Treasurer of SAPC. “Multimorbidity is now the norm, not the exception, and increased knowledge, research and guidance on th...
Source: News from STM - July 4, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: European Featured Source Type: news

Office 'cake culture' is fuelling obesity and rotting our teeth
Workers should bring fruit platters into the office instead of doughnuts, cookies and biscuits, advises Professor Nigel Hunt of the Royal College of Surgeons. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smokers and overweight patients: soft targets for NHS savings?
The practice of restricting surgery on the basis of weight or smoking status has become widespread, according to the Royal College of Surgeons, which has published a report criticising the commissioning policies of CCGs in England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 27, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Three million refused NHS ops for smoking or being too fat
One in eight trusts will not fund these operations for smokers, instead offering them nicotine gum, patches and advice on how to quit, according to the Royal College of Surgeons (file photo). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Professional standards for cosmetic surgery
The Royal College of Surgeons has updated its professional standards for the cosmetic surgery industry and is calling for a new law to protect patients. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 18, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Tough new standards for doctors carrying out cosmetic procedures
The guidance makes clear the ethical obligations doctors have towards patients and the standards of care they need to provide. It comes into force from June, and covers both surgical and non-surgical procedures. The GMC is working closely with the Royal College of Surgeons who have also published Professional standards for Cosmetic Surgery to supplement the guidance. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plastic surgeons who offer buy one get one free deals face being struck off
New guidelines from the Royal College of Surgeons and the General Medical Council say patients should be given two weeks 'reflection time' before they can consent to cosmetic surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emergency general surgery: challenges and opportunities
Commissioned by the Royal College of Surgeons, this report focuses on the challenges faced by emergency general surgery include variation in outcomes, workforce, organisational and operational issues and underlying demographic and epidemiological trends. The report suggests various potential solutions to the problems facing emergency general surgery (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Contract will have ‘adverse effect on women’
Senior medical leaders have criticised the Government’s ‘unacceptable’ admission that the new junior doctors contract will have a disproportionate impact on women. The Department of Health’s equality impact assessment, which was published along with the contract last week, suggests that ‘any indirect adverse effect on women is a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate end’. The assessment notes that doctors could face footing the bill for increased cost of childcare during evenings and weekends and suggests that single mothers would be hit hardest — but health leaders say the...
Source: BMA News - April 5, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Contract will have 'adverse effect' on women
Senior medical leaders have criticised the Government’s ‘unacceptable’ admission that the new junior doctors contract will have a disproportionate impact on women. The Department of Health’s equality impact assessment, which was published along with the contract last week, suggests that ‘any indirect adverse effect on women is a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate end’. The assessment notes that doctors could face footing the bill for increased cost of childcare during evenings and weekends and suggests that single mothers would be hit hardest — but health leaders say the...
Source: BMA News - April 5, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Big rise in hip replacements over last decade
NHS data has shown that the number of hip replacement operations on people aged under 60 has risen 76% in the last decade. More and more people under the age of 60 are turning to hip replacement surgery as a remedy for chronic hip pain, according to new NHS data. The Royal College of Surgeons has analysed statistics released by the Health & Social Care Information Centre showing that hip replacements are becoming more common among younger patients, which is indicative of growing confidence in this type of treatment. The growing demand for hip replacements According to the data, there were 89,919 hip replacement operati...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - March 3, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Sporty baby-boomers spark surge in hip-replacements
Around 8,000 more hip replacements are carried out every year for under 60s who refuse to give up sports in middle age (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: knee replacement hip replacmeent baby boomers nuffield health royal college of surgeons extreme sports Source Type: news

Conflict zone: all in the line of duty
  Warnings about the humanitarian crisis in Syria by a British surgeon went unheeded until millions fled and thousands died. However, the destruction, horror and danger did not prevent his bid to save lives. Tammy Lovell reports When humanitarian disasters hit, doctors and medical staff are often first on the scene before the media and the eyes of the world cast their glare. These people may be regarded by the public as heroes, but many of them see it as no more than their duty as medics to help the sick and injured. One such doctor is London consultant surgeon David Nott, who has been volunteering in conflict zones ...
Source: BMA News - February 9, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

450,000 in limbo thanks to Welsh NHS crisis: A year after the Mail exposed failures, experts slam dire waiting times 
In the worst cases, vital knee operations are being delayed for almost a year and a half, leaving elderly patients immobile and in agony, findings from the Royal College of Surgeons show. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgeons warn of "unacceptably long" waiting lists in Wales
A report by the Royal College of Surgeons warns that some patients in Wales are waiting more than a year for crucial operations, with the total list now reaching the size of the population of Cardiff (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - December 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: cardiff royal college of surgeons knees NHS wales hips Source Type: news

Oncologist Sanjeev Kumar Joins NEA Baptist in Jonesboro (Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Sanjeev Kumar of Baptist Medical Group in Memphis is now practicing gynecologic oncology with NEA Baptist Fowler Family Center for Cancer Care in Jonesboro. Kumar is a graduate of Panjab Government Medical College University in India and completed residencies at Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota, and Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. He also completed a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Mayo Medical School. He also completed postgraduate work at the Royal College of Surgeons of England in London. Dr. Jeremy Harwood, a board-certified pediatrician, is now seeing patients at CHI St. Vin...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 30, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

VIDEO: Skeleton in 3D aids medical training
Glasgow School of Art and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh are building a 3D model skeleton that will transform the way medical students are trained. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Royal College of Surgeons appoints BMJ as international sales partner
(BMJ) The Royal College of Surgeons has appointed global healthcare knowledge provider, BMJ, as its international sales partner for institutional customers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 4, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Carestream Nordic User Group Meeting 'A Great Success'
Carestream Nordic region recently held a highly successful HCIS User Group meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland. Customers, including radiologists, RIS/PACS Managers and IT Specialists from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland, attended the event, held at the headquarters of the Royal College of Surgeons. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - October 30, 2015 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Carestream Business and Industry Source Type: news

Exclusive: Hunt hires ex-royal college boss amid seven day row
Jeremy Hunt has hired Sir Norman Williams, the immediate past president of the Royal College of Surgeons, as his senior clinical advisor. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 6, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Rotting teeth is the leading cause of UK hospital admissions in children
Each week, 500 children care admitted to hospitals in England to have tooth extractions under general anaesthetic. The Royal College of Surgeons has called on the Government to take action. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supervise child's teeth-brushing until age of eight: Dentists' advice as tooth decay cases soar 
The advice from dental experts at the Royal College of Surgeons comes after a startling rise in tooth decay cases, which are the primary cause for a trip to hospital for under-nines. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

VIDEO: Parents 'should brush children's teeth'
The Royal College of Surgeons calls on parents to supervise or brush their children's teeth until the age of 14, when their adult teeth are fully formed. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reducing variation in the care of people with osteoarthritis
Symptoms are often inadequately controlled, and research published in 2014 by the Royal College of Surgeons revealed variation in the rates of referral for hip replacement among CCGs. It showed that nearly three-quarters are not following NICE guidance or having a commissioning policy for this procedure. The NICE quality standard on osteoarthritis aims to reduce variation in care through eight statements which cover the diagnosis, assessment, management, ongoing review and referral for joint surgery of adults who have osteoarthritis (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 15, 2015 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

Call for more surgeons as hip and knee operations rise
A shortage of training places for orthopaedic surgeons must be addressed as demand for hip and knee replacement surgery continues to rise, the Royal College of Surgeons has said. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 13, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Egypt: Health Ministry, British Surgeons College Sign Cooperation Protocol
[Egypt Online] Health Ministry signed on Monday 9/3/2015 a cooperation protocol with the Royal College of Surgeons of England. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 11, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news