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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

Impact of the current NHS pension taxation rules

Identifying major issues that affect access to or the quality of surgery in this country. We believed it was important to quantify the impact the tax rules were having on waiting lists and patients' access to surgery.

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Full findings of survey detailed in our new report

The Surgeon as an Expert Witness

Produced for those surgeons who already act as an expert witness, as well as for those who are considering entering this field, our guide provides practical advice to ensure that you are as prepared as you can be.

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New guidance available

Join our faculty community

We welcome faculty from a variety of backgrounds and experience levels, who give up their time to develop and teach RCS courses throughout the UK and abroad. At the RCS, our faculty are at the heart of our educational offer.

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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

November 2019

RCS Bulletin Nov 2019In this issue of the Bulletin we take a look at the ‘green’ theatre, the future of surgery, the Royal College of Surgeons building transformation, and surgeons and members of the public discuss the emotional side of surgery and much more. Take a look at 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


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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