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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

Addressing our unconscious bias

Our free guide on avoiding unconscious bias encourages surgeons to be more self-aware and to adjust their mindset so that they can promote a positive working environment.

Explore the guide

Practical steps to improve diversity in surgery

Next COVID-19 Q&A webinar

Join the discussion on how good perioperative care can help surgical patients during this crisis, with RCS Vice President Sue Hill and Council member Scarlett McNally on Wednesday 10 June.

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Perioperative care in a crisis

Information for patients on COVID-19

We've updated our surgical recovery toolkit with guidance for patients on undergoing surgery during the pandemic.

Read the guidance

New tools for our recovery guidance


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: Surgical research community

The surgical research community has learnt many lessons on research delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic, writes Professor Peter Hutchinson.

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The Bulletin

May 2020

In the latest issue of the Bulletin, we look at the impact that the COVID-19 crisis is having on healthcare systems. We also turn our focus to technology and discuss how the latest developments can enhance surgical performance.

Read this month’s issue


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