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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

Innovation in surgical education

Do not miss Surgeon Educators' Day on Friday 7 June, bringing together key players to showcase innovation, discuss successes and influence the direction of travel for surgical education. Book by Sunday 14 April for a £30 early bird discount.

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Join us for Surgeon Educators' Day

Council Elections 2019

Current issues that Council are addressing include practice in the independent sector, surgical training and pressures on the NHS, and the debates are fed through to government and NHS leaders by our President. Do not miss your chance to vote.

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Voting is now open

Cholecystectomy Quality Improvement Collaborative – Extended Reach (CholeQuIC-ER)

Do you want to reduce the variation and improve the quality of care for patients with acute gallstone disease in your hospital? We are offering the opportunity for 30 trusts across the UK to improve outcomes for patients with gallstone disease.

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The deadline for applications is 22 March

LATEST BLOG POST

The Future of Surgery


The Commission on the Future of Surgery has identified advances in medicine and technology that are likely to change surgical care over the next 20 years. Professor Derek Alderson, President of the RCS, says the modern surgeon will not only have to develop appropriate clinical skills, but can expect to be an educator, researcher, and leader of a multi-disciplinary and multi-professional team.

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The Bulletin

As others truly see us


bulletin cover RCS Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of the Bulletin, Professor Neil Mortensen, discusses the importance of emotional intelligence in the surgical setting in this month's Bulletin.

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BUILDING ON OUR HERITAGE

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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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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FROM OUR COLLECTIONS

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Illustration of a skeleton and rhino from:

Tabulae sceleti et musculorum corporis humani

by Albinus 1747