RCSEd’s Faculty of Dental Surgery admitted to The Academy

17 August, 2021 / infocus
 Will Peakin  

The dental faculty of one of the UK’s leading surgical colleges has been granted admission to the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh’s Faculty of Dental Surgery has become a member of The Academy, which will enable the Faculty and its expert members and fellows to contribute their views to collectively influence and shape healthcare across the four nations of the UK.

The Academy is the coordinating body for the UK and Ireland’s 24 medical Royal Colleges and Faculties.

Professor Philip Taylor, Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, said: “I am delighted the Faculty has become member of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.

“We look forward to taking an active role in the Academy as we recognise their magnitude and importance in influencing and shaping healthcare for the future.

“In my manifesto when I became Dean of the Dental Faculty of RCSEd, I emphasised the importance of our role as protectors of patient safety through education and assessments, and this affiliation is another step forward in fulfilling that role.

“Joining forces the other members of The Academy will be a fantastic opportunity for us to ensure the voice of dentistry to be heard. Our Faculty acts as  a place for all members of the dental profession at various stages of their career, so we feel we can truly represent the views of the entire profession.”

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges added: “I am delighted to welcome Professor Taylor and his colleagues to the Academy. I look forward to their valuable input in helping us influence and improve healthcare policy across the UK for the benefit of patients across the board.”

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