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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

New Trainees' Bulletin launched

We want to support trainees at this important stage in their career, by providing a platform for discussion and debate, raising awareness of key issues and helping to facilitate change.

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Written by trainees, for trainees

Invest in your future

Over the years, fellows and members have extended the frontiers of surgery through clinical research and the development of new techniques. We are pleased to invite applications for a wide range of research opportunities to support all career stages.

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Apply for a research grant or joint RCS fellowship

Leadership in surgery

Leadership is extremely important, particularly when building your career and changing roles. We can help you develop your leadership skills through our range of programmes, guidance, events and courses but also through opportunities to get involved with our many networks.

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Develop your leadership skills with us


Getting patients fit for surgery


Professor Mike Grocott Professor Mike Grocott is Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Southampton. He spoke at our event in Cardiff on ‘Getting Patients Fit for Surgery’.  He discusses the concept of ‘prehabilitation’ and shares some of his ‘top tips’ for helping patients to prepare themselves.


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The Bulletin

July 2019

bulletin cover In this issue of the Bulletin, we explore new technology in the form of portable surgical robotics, look at the impact of change in the regulation of public sector pensions, and explore the cost effectiveness of global surgery. this month's Bulletin.

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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


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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