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Accreditation and CPD awards

Providing a quality mark for surgical education

A surgeon using a microscopeFrom an evening’s continuing professional development (CPD) event to a year-long Master's programme, the RCS England awards CPD points and accredits a wide range of surgical education activities.

We want to ensure these activities provide a high-quality learning experience for those who participate. We do this through the process of awarding CPD points and accreditation, verifying the quality of the educational event and checking participants’ comments and level of satisfaction.

We offer education providers a wide range of benefits, including*:

  • review by leading surgeons and recommendations on quality enhancement;
  • the award of CPD points;
  • use of the RCS England logo;
  • listing on the RCS England website and/or Accreditation Portal, and in the RCS England publication the Bulletin;
  • use of RCS England evaluation support, including questionnaire development, analysis and reporting;
  • advertising discount.

*benefits vary according to accredited activity

Our Accreditation Portal has further information on how to apply for CPD points and accreditation.

Accreditation updates

UCH Education Centre - Preparation for FRCS (Tr&Orth) Course (15 September 2021) 

The emphasis of this RCS England accredited national course is on technique and aims to provide a framework early in the trainee's preparation for understanding the nature of the FRCS (Tr&Orth) exam, develop strategies for optimising revision and for maximising scoring in the Viva and Clinical Examinations. 

For more information and to book please visit here

Testimonies from event organisers 

'It acts as a quality mark for any course or conference you organise'

'It adds additional value to our conference'

'It encourages event attendance'

'It ensures the delegates are receiving a high-quality course, delivered by appropriate speakers'

(Source: RCS England survey of CPD event providers, 2015)

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