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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

New guidance for surgeons published

Significant adjustments in surgical services are needed to manage the COVID-19 pandemic. To help with this, we have published a guide containing broad recommendations that can be adapted to suit different situations.

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Recommendations to support decision-making

Survey: PPE and testing, deadline Thursday 9 April

Following the issuing of new PPE guidance by Public Health England last Friday, we want to make sure the kit itself is reaching you.

Take the 2-minute survey

Are you getting the kit you need?

START and CCrISP materials made available

We have made select educational materials from our START and CCrISP courses publicly available. These courses teach a common algorithm for assessing unwell patients.

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Supporting you during the pandemic


Update from the President - 3 April

Professor Derek Alderson, President of the Royal College of Surgeons Professor Derek Alderson updates on the emerging situation around PPE, our discussions with NHS England and our members' work to bolster the frontline.


Update from the President

The Bulletin

March 2020

RCS Bulletin March editionIn this issue of the Bulletin, we turn our focus to current topics in surgical training. We discuss the prevailing shortage of doctors in the UK, share 12 tips for success when applying to vascular specialty training and review surgical practice through the ages.

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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


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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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Donate to the RCS

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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Conserve our collections

Illustration of a skeleton and rhino from:

Tabulae sceleti et musculorum corporis humani

by Albinus 1747