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Surgeons Call on UK Government to Reconsider Regulation of Surgical Care Practitioners 21/6/2019

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) and the Federation of Surgical Specialty Associations (FSSA) have written a robust letter to Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock calling on him to introduce statutory regulation for surgical care practitioners (SCPs).

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An Alliance Against Bullying, Undermining and Harassment in the NHS

This document has been put together following a conference hosted by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh andthe National Freedom to Speak Up Guardian in September 2018. This conference brought together a range of medical and healthcare organisations with campaigns and initiatives aimed at addressing the unacceptably high levels of workplace bullying and harassment in the NHS.

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The Perioperative Conference: "Improving Patient Safety for the surgical team" interactive workshop

This afternoon interactive workshop is for all members of the surgical team, whether in the operating theatre, wards or outpatient departments. It will involve an update of current healthcare delivery in the UK and data around expected outcomes and adverse events. It will explore how and why good teams achieve better outcomes than poorer teams, using video scenarios, small groups discussions and interactive voting.

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The Faculty of Perioperative Care: Surgical Assistance Workshop: "Tasks and Responsibilities"

The morning workshop will explore some of the challenges faced in practice by non-medical surgical assistants.

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Establishing Common Standards for Continuing Professional Development, Assessment and Appraisal Guidelines for Medical Associate Professionals