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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 Trainees' Bulletin launched

We want to support trainees at this important stage in their career, by providing a platform for discussion and debate, raising awareness of key issues and helping to facilitate change.

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Written by trainees, for trainees

Interview skills workshop

Strengthen your interview skills and prepare for the next stage of your surgical career with this one-day workshop in December 2019 in London and Manchester.

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Tickets released Tuesday 1 October

Surgery and the law event

Receive insight into a number of legal issues to help you prepare for the worst, how to prevent harm and safeguard patients and support colleagues, as well as developing an understanding of how to be an expert witness and how legal systems work.

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Thursday 14 November | Newcastle


Getting patients fit for surgery


Professor Mike Grocott Professor Mike Grocott is Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Southampton. He spoke at our event in Cardiff on ‘Getting Patients Fit for Surgery’.  He discusses the concept of ‘prehabilitation’ and shares some of his ‘top tips’ for helping patients to prepare themselves.


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The Bulletin

July 2019

bulletin cover In this issue of the Bulletin, we explore new technology in the form of portable surgical robotics, look at the impact of change in the regulation of public sector pensions, and explore the cost effectiveness of global surgery. this month's Bulletin.

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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