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Surgical Standards

The College is committed to enabling surgeons achieve and maintain the highest standards of surgical practice and patient care.

Surgical standards relates to the surgical profession’s expectation of what constitutes safe and high-quality  surgery, as practised by individual surgeons and as planned and delivered by commissioners and  surgical departments across the country. We develop a range of guidance aimed to provide a robust framework for promoting good practice in surgery, professional development and effective delivery of surgical services.

The importance of the College’s work on surgical standards has been highlighted through the launch of revalidation in December 2012 and the publication of the Francis report in February 2013, which placed principles around professionalism, quality of care, transparency and patient safety in the foreground of the regulatory and professional agenda.

In this section of the website you will find information about our work in the following areas:

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