RCS honour for academic

THE vice-principal of Edinburgh University has been recognised by the Royal College of Surgeons.

Professor Sir John Savill was awarded the RCS’s Honorary Fellowship on Friday night.

President of the RCS, Mr David Tolley, said: “This award recognises his outstanding influence and contribution to UK medicine as well as his continued support which has spawned a fruitful partnership with the University of Edinburgh, resulting in the development of the highly successful Edinburgh Surgical Sciences Qualification.

“I take great pleasure in presenting the award which marks Professor Sir John Savill’s outstanding contributions in the field of medicine.”