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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

Needlemaker's Bursary

We're offering a bursary of up to £1,000 towards an RCS educational course with thanks to the Worshipful Company of Needlemakers.  To apply, you must be a member or affiliate of the RCS and be in stages CT1–2 or ST1–2 of a recognised UK training programme.


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Surgical care team: enter our photo competition

To celebrate members of the surgical care team being welcomed into RCS Associate membership, we want to hear about how your surgical care team is advancing surgical care. To enter, simply send us your picture to or tweet of your photo to @RCSnews using #surgicalcareteam.

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Quality improvement: we want to hear from you

We are currently looking for case studies to feature on our website to help shape the RCS' future activity for quality improvement (QI) in surgery. View our newly launched QI resources hub

Share your experiences

Have you participated in QI? Submit your case study today.


Beyond 70: a technological NHS

nadine hachach-haram"The 70th anniversary of the NHS is a fitting time to contemplate the history of a truly great institution ... but it is also a time to look forward. How will it evolve over the next 70 years and what part will digital technology play in its future development?"

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The Bulletin

“Alexa, transcribe this op note for me please”

In the July Bulletin, Ryan Kerstein looks at the role of smart speakers in healthcare, and maybe even in theatre.

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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


Find out more and join today

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