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The Royal College of Surgeons of England

Virtual consultations and consent

As part of our surgical recovery toolkit, we've produced guides to help you conduct virtual consultations and acquire patient consent more effectively during the pandemic.

Discover the tools

New guides added to our recovery toolkit

Save up to £512 on your membership fees

With our new membership package, UK trainees can save up to £512 in their first four years post-MRCS.

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First 4 membership package

MJDF and MFDS Part 1 available remotely

This means that the examination is open to all those eligible, and candidates will be able to sit the examination online from their own homes.

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Dates available in early October


COVID-19 webinar series

We host free webinars every week on COVID-19 related topics with surgical experts to provide a space for discussion, feedback and information exchange. You can join our webinars or watch our recordings.

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COVID-19: Transforming a dual site orthopaedic department

Mr Nikhil Nanavati and Dr Nirav Vyas outline their approach to site relocation, role adjustments, monitoring and PPE.

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The Bulletin

July 2020

The theme of this month's Bulletin is sustainability. In the issue, we turn our focus to the impact of surgery on greenhouse gas emissions and consider how COVID-19 has emphasised the link between human and planetary health.

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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