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The Royal College of Surgeons of England

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The new certification scheme is now open. Demonstrate your standards and help make cosmetic surgery safer.

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Junior doctors’ term vote

In partnership with ASiT and BOTA, we’re asking the surgical profession whether they think there should be a new term to replace ‘junior doctor’.

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Improving surgical training

The RCS and Health Education England have announced the first Trusts and hospitals they will be working with to deliver the Improving Surgical Training project.

More on the pilot

Pilot sites announced for new surgical training programme


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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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