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Policy and Public Affairs

The Royal College of Surgeons of England is the professional body for surgery. As part of our commitment to enabling surgeons to achieve and maintain the highest standards of surgical practice and patient care we provide independent advice for government and policymakers on surgery and information to patients and the public.

This section contains information on College policy and public issues including:

Position statements and reports – the College position on key issues affecting surgery. We also provide briefings on contemporary issues in surgery, including background information and statistics.

Consultation responses – the College response to consultation documents from the government and other organisations.

RCS priorities

View the College's priorities for a new government.

Contact the RCS Policy and Public Affairs team

For all enquiries relating to the College’s policies and public issues please contact the team on:


Phone: 020 7869 6049