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The Royal College of Surgeons of England

Membership survey results

Our survey of 421 members reveals unacceptably high levels of surgical complications and cancelled operations due to lack of beds.

Nearly eight in ten surgeons unable to operate in November 2019

Under construction

We're rebuilding our premises at Lincoln's Inn Fields. Here's how we're conserving our rich history and forging a new future.

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Lincoln's Inn Fields: past, present and planning

Council nominations are now open

Nominations are now open for the 2020 RCS Council election. Fellows and members of the RCS are invited to submit their nominations online by 3 February.

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Have your say on who will sit on the RCS Council this year

LATEST BLOG POST

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

January 2020


RCS Bulletin January 2020 In this issue of the Bulletin we take a look at returning to work with mental health issues, the benefits that exercise could have on the NHS and why surgeons choose their specialties. Take a look at this month’s Bulletin.

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BUILDING ON OUR HERITAGE

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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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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Illustration of a skeleton and rhino from:

Tabulae sceleti et musculorum corporis humani

by Albinus 1747