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The Royal College of Surgeons of England

Book your MRCS exams with us and save

With our First 4 membership package, UK trainees can save up to £512 on their membership fees in their first four years post-MRCS.

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Annual General Meeting 2020

Our Annual General Meeting of fellows and members will take place on Thursday 17 December.

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Future Surgery Virtual

Explore all that's new in surgical techniques, devices and systems in our two-day virtual event from 21-22 October. You can still join and watch recordings of earlier events: book now at

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Webinar series

We host free webinars every week on topics with surgical experts to provide a space for discussion, feedback and information exchange.

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If you have a symptom that could be cancer, a maternity concern, or a routine appointment, the NHS is here to help you and can see you safely, even under COVID.

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The Bulletin

October 2020

In the latest Bulletin issue, we consider the lasting changes instigated by COVID-19, explore the training needed to reach expertise in robotic surgery and investigate the effects of altmetrics on publications.

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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