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Committed to enabling surgeons to achieve and maintain the highest standards of surgical practice and patient care.

The Royal College of Surgeons of England

Good practice guidance

We develop a range of resources, guidelines, tools and standards. Our guidance aims to provide support and direction to surgeons with matters of their daily working practice and to support service providers in the delivery of high quality surgical services.

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Resources and guidance to support surgeons’ daily practice

Quality improvement: we want to hear from you

We are currently looking for case studies to feature on our website to help shape the RCS' future activity for quality improvement (QI) in surgery.

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Have you participated in QI? Submit your case study today.

Become RCS Faculty

We welcome faculty from a variety of backgrounds and experience levels, most of whom voluntarily give up their time to develop and teach on RCS courses throughout the UK and abroad.

We are always looking for trainers to deliver our courses. Key focus areas include: laparoscopic surgery, surgical teaching, and surgical skills for medical students and surgical trainees. Get in touch if you'd like to volunteer your time in any of these areas.

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At the RCS, we maintain that our faculty are at the heart of what we do.

LATEST BLOG POST

Beyond 70: a technological NHS


nadine hachach-haram"The 70th anniversary of the NHS is a fitting time to contemplate the history of a truly great institution ... but it is also a time to look forward. How will it evolve over the next 70 years and what part will digital technology play in its future development?"

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The Bulletin

“Alexa, transcribe this op note for me please”


In the July Bulletin, Ryan Kerstein looks at the role of smart speakers in healthcare, and maybe even in theatre.

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BUILDING ON OUR HERITAGE

Transforming surgery for tomorrow


RCS TransformWe are embarking on an ambitious three year transformation. We will be building on our heritage, bringing our surgical community closer together and expanding our digital resources.


RCS Transform

BENEFITS FOR MEMBERS

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Whatever stage of your surgical career you’re at, RCS membership will provide you with the knowledge, skills and development and support you need.

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The RCS is a charity and relies on your support to fund research, training and conserving our heritage collections - all in the aim of advancing surgical care.

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FROM OUR COLLECTIONS

Conserve our collections

Illustration of a skeleton and rhino from:

Tabulae sceleti et musculorum corporis humani

by Albinus 1747