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Patient resources

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RCS Christmas Appeal 2016

With your support, we can commission new, high-quality anatomical drawings for surgical training. 

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Anatomy: the surgeon's roadmap

Annual Impact Review 2016

It's important that we are open and honest with our members about what we do for them and how we spend their membership fees.

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Highlights from 2015/16


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Surgeon using microscope


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red lionfish


A red lionfish in A selection from the most remarkable and interesting fishes found on the coast of Ceylon by John Whitchurch Bennett (1830).