Edinburgh’s College of Surgeons to host regional meeting

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The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) will visit The James Cook University Hospital on Wednesday 26 June to meet with and hear the views of its membership in the South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The 500-year-old Edinburgh College will host a regional forum at the academic centre from 6-9pm, where trainee and consultant surgeons will meet to discuss current issues affecting the surgical profession. Topics will include surgical outcomes and revalidation, patient advocacy and training surgeons for the future needs of the NHS.

The RCSEd has also opened the event to aspiring surgeons, with the invitation extended to foundation-year doctors and surgical trainees.

One of the event’s organisers, Mr Jonathan Ferguson, consultant cardiothoracic surgeon at James Cook and a regional surgical adviser for the RCSEd, said: “In a time of rapid change, the RCSEd continues to ensure that the surgeon’s voice is heard in the debate on improving patient care. The meeting will allow consultants to determine how changes will affect their practice, and to understand what the College can do to support them.

“For trainees, the role of the college in training and examinations has never been greater, with the new faculty of surgical trainers being just one example of RCSEd’s commitment to training. The event promises to be a great opportunity to learn and ask questions in an open environment and I’d encourage anyone with an interest to register.”

For more information or to attend the event contact: outreach@rcsed.ac.uk or 0131 668 9202