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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

Global Surgical Frontiers Conference 2018

This year's conference will feature keynote lectures from some of the most distinguished voices in the field including Chris Lavy OBE, Professor Tony Redmond OBE, Dr Mamta Swaroop, Mr Paul Ofori-Atta and more.

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Addressing the challenges of trauma care in low and middle income countries

Commission on the Future of Surgery

Tune in to the oral evidence session to learn about genetics, genomics and personalised medicine, implications for education, training and workforce, and reflections on the future of surgery. 

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Watch the latest oral evidence hearing session

Welcome, members of the surgical care team

We are pleased to welcome roles within the surgical care team to join our international community of members, and to launch new guidance, which will support a strategic and cross-profession approach to using the surgical care team in the most effective way.

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New RCS membership category and guidance launched


A new perspective on paediatric surgery worldwide

naomi wright"Collaboration between surgeons and allied health professionals from multiple centres can help map, for the first time, the current management and outcomes of a selection of common congenital anomalies across the globe."

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Does choice of medical school affect a student’s likelihood of becoming a surgeon?

Anecdotal evidence suggests that some surgeons believe that prestigious universities are more likely to produce surgeons than other institutions and also refer to those based in a city centre.

Bulletin article


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


Find out more and join today

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