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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

Women in surgery: Lift as you climb

Hear from some of the most influential women in surgery, technology and business as they share their practical advice on how to climb the surgical career ladder while helping others do the same. 

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We ran 10K for surgical research

Our team of 12, made up of staff and members, ran the Virgin Sport and ASICS 10K run through the streets of London. They raised over £4500 for our Surgical Research Fund through which we support better care for patients of all ages undergoing any surgical procedure.

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Vacancies for Regional Directors

Regional Directors lead the RCS’s local engagement with members, fellows, other surgeons and our key stakeholder groups in their region. 

Help us to improve surgical care and implement professional standards in your region.  

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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

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


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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