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Services for Associates

Who does this apply to?

Royal College of Surgeons of England: Associates.

The following roles within the surgical care team are entitled to associate membership:

  • Surgical Care Practitioners;
  • Surgical First Assistants;
  • Physician Associates;
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioners;
  • Advanced Clinical Practitioners.

Associates can access key sources of surgical and professional information using their College login.


ClinicalKey is a clinical search engine with a ‘Google-style’ interface enabling access to:

  • over 600 full text e-journals;
  • over 1000 e-textbooks and reference manuals;
  • over 17,000 medical and surgical videos;
  • over 2 million images that can be used for teaching and presentations.

Users can save articles and book chapters as PDFs to read later by completed a one-off registration within the resource. We also offer illustrated help on accessing ClinicalKey.

Visible Body: Human Anatomy Atlas

Visible Body Human Anatomy Atlas is a 3D interactive anatomy visualisation and education tool that includes all the body systems, gross anatomy, and select microanatomy. This available online and as a mobile app for iOS or Android.

Wiley Nursing and Medical Journals online

The RCS Library subscribes to the Wiley Nursing and Medical Collection, providing full text access to over 400 peer-reviewed journals. Search for specific titles using the Surgical Library. Alternatively you can download a full list of Wiley Nursing and Medical Collection titles.

Document delivery

If the Library does not subscribe to a given journal online, associates can request articles for a fee via the Document Delivery service.

Library Enquiry Point

Associates can book a 1-to-1 appointment with a member of the Library team for advice on using our resources and services and with building and running your own literature searches. If you would like to book an appointment, please email us at

If you are visiting the College, drop-in consultations are possible: either phone us at 020 7868 6555 or ask staff at the reception desk to contact us.

Appointments can be made for 9 am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday.

Please be aware that all on-site College activities may be affected by building work.

No Library study space

Please be aware that there is no dedicated Library study/research space in the Lincoln's Inn Fields building during the redevelopment project.

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