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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

Next RCS President announced

Professor Neil Mortensen has been voted in as our next President. He will take office in July 2020, after the incumbent president, Professor Derek Alderson, steps down.

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RCS election results are in

RCS 2020 Council elections open

This is your opportunity to decide who represents you. Voting will close at 5pm on Friday 3 April 2020.

RCS 2020 Council Elections Open

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Orthopaedic trauma surgery

This practical two day course teaches the strategies and skills needed to manage severely injured patients with life-threatening musculoskeletal injuries, often in challenging and time-critical circumstances.

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How to treat life-threatening injuries


Could you be an expert witness?


Leslie Hamilton There is a misconception that doctors who serve as witnesses in court need to be experts at giving evidence. For the release of our latest medico-legal guidance, former RCS council member Leslie Hamilton looks at what it takes to become an expert witness.


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The Bulletin

February 2020

RCS Bulletin February 2020In this issue of the Bulletin we discuss the importance of treatment escalation planning for surgical patients, the impact of intervention programmes on burnout in surgeons and the differences between medical schools that graduate more aspiring surgeons than others.

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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