Confidential Support and Advice Service for Surgeons (CSAS)
The RCS offers a confidential support and advice service in order to support surgeons in difficulty.
If you are experiencing problems in your work or personal life and would like to seek confidential and impartial advice, these pages can signpost you to a number of resources and organisations that provide support and advice to surgeons and their families. They also give details of services provided through the RCS's regional network of representatives and by the surgical specialist association.
Surgeon to Surgeon Helpline
You can also contact the Surgeon to Surgeon Helpline/ CSAS on 020 7869 6221. We will listen to your concerns and put you in contact with an appropriate surgical colleague who can provide you with confidential and impartial advice.
It is our hope that talking through difficulties, especially at an early stage, may help you to clarify issues, alleviate anxiety, reduce any feelings of isolation and point the way towards a solution.