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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

RCS online library services

The RCS Library is interested in your feedback about how our e-resources have helped you. Complete the survey by Friday, 12 October 2018 and enter the draw to win a £50 Amazon voucher.

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Surgical care team, working as one

Join RCS Vice President Ian Eardley, and Council member Ian Martin to hear about the resources, guidance and support available to you to enhance the use of the surgical care team in your trust.

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RCS Webinar: Thursday 8 November

Help us establish a quality improvement network

We're running focus groups across the UK to gather views that will help shape our future proposals and establish a QI network.

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In collaboration with The Health Foundation


Why the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course is so relevant today

Last month The Lancet published a report into survival outcomes in England for patients with major trauma, following changes that occurred in 2012 to trauma service provision. The study showed a 19% increase in the odds of survival since the introduction of these changes. 1,600 more trauma victims are alive today because of the developments that have been made in the management of trauma patients in England over the last six years.

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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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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