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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

First digital library exhibition launched

The exhibition looks at some of the beautiful, classic and unusual books relating to herbalism in our library collection. This is the new home for online exhibitions of our Library collections.

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Medicinae Plantae: healing plants through time

Senior Clinical Fellowship Scheme

The transition from senior trainee to consultant can be a challenging step, this scheme can help bridge the gap and support you further. These peri-CCT Fellowships typically last between six and 18 months, and are in a range of specialties. 

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Providing a quality mark for surgical education

Prehabilitation and perioperative care conference

Using the latest research from prehabilitation pilots taking place across the UK, attendees will be encouraged to consider and challenge their own methods of improving patients’ fitness ahead of major surgery

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Friday 22 November | London


Getting patients fit for surgery


Professor Mike Grocott Professor Mike Grocott is Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Southampton. He spoke at our event in Cardiff on ‘Getting Patients Fit for Surgery’.  He discusses the concept of ‘prehabilitation’ and shares some of his ‘top tips’ for helping patients to prepare themselves.


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The Bulletin

July 2019

bulletin cover In this issue of the Bulletin, we explore new technology in the form of portable surgical robotics, look at the impact of change in the regulation of public sector pensions, and explore the cost effectiveness of global surgery. this month's Bulletin.


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.

Illustration of skeleton in pastoral scene with rhino


Conserve our collections

Illustration of a skeleton and rhino from:

Tabulae sceleti et musculorum corporis humani

by Albinus 1747