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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

COVID-19 vaccination

With both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines being rolled out, we have issued guidance for surgeons managing vaccinated patients.

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How to manage vaccinated patients

Vote in our Council elections

This year we have 37 candidates standing for three places on our Council. Cast your vote before 5pm Thursday 1 April 2021.

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Help change the face of surgery

New module for PGCert in Surgery

Discover our online learning programme including a new module on hernia. The PGCert in Surgery course allows you to study at your own pace over 1-2 years.

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Study at your own pace


Webinar series

We host free webinars every week on topics with surgical experts to provide a space for discussion, feedback and information exchange.

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Help us help you

If you have a symptom that could be cancer, a maternity concern, or a routine appointment, the NHS is here to help you and can see you safely, even under COVID.

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The Bulletin

January 2021

In the latest Bulletin issue, we discuss the impact of COVID-19 on trauma and orthopaedic training, and whether surgery is about ‘doing’ or ‘thinking’.

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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