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Unqualified staff conducting NHS orthopaedic procedures

Unqualified staff are conducting orthopaedic surgery procedures in NHS hospitals. That’s according to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd), which claims hundreds of surgical care practitioners (SCPs) conduct actual surgical procedures, such as using power tools in orthopaedic surgery for joint replacement. It says these former nurses and theatre assistants at NHS hospitals usually have completed just two […]