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RCS' Council elects next President

Professor Derek Alderson has been elected by the Royal College of Surgeons’ Council to be its next President. He will start the role in July when the current President’s term ends.

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Professor Derek Alderson

Membership survey results

Read our 2016 membership survey results and our five-point commitment to support our members.

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Do you perform cosmetic surgery?

The new certification scheme is now open. Demonstrate your standards and help make cosmetic surgery safer.

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