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Our webinar series continues to grow, bringing you more opportunities to engage with peers, keep up to date with COVID-19 and develop your surgical career. You can find our recorded webinars and register for upcoming events below.

All of our webinars are free for RCS England members and fellows.

If you have feedback on our events, want to suggest new ideas or have any questions, please get in touch.

Upcoming webinars

NHS Pension Update – McCloud and you: Tuesday 4 May 6.30pm-7.30pm

What does the McCloud judgement mean for you? Specialist financial advisers, Chase de Vere Medical, will update on the government’s remedy to age discrimination in the NHS Pension Scheme. Book here.

Disclaimer: Please be advised that the content of this webinar and any financial advice subsequently provided is supplied by Chase de Vere Medical. The RCS England are not recommending them as a supplier above other potential advisers.

Wellbeing and you - preparing for challenges ahead: Wednesday 12 May 6pm-7pm

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, we will be running a webinar focused on mental wellbeing.
Surgeons have carried a heavy burden during the COVID-19 crisis. Now that the COVID-19 cases are decreasing, hospitals have now resumed elective services. With many millions of people waiting for surgical procedures and difficult decisions to be made, surgeons are facing new challenges to their mental health. Book here.

Supporting SAS Surgeons – An Era for change: Wednesday 19 May 6pm-7pm

Join RCS England Vice-President Tim Mitchell, RCS England Council member Ananda Nanu and Co-Chair of the SAS Committee Vinita Shekar to discuss the new SAS grade, the RCS England Diversity report and the SAS Action Plan, as they look at how best to support SAS surgeons. Book here.

Future of Surgery: Technology Enhanced Surgical Training Report: Thursday 27 May 7pm-8pm

ASiT and RCS England are launching a report aiming to define the unmet needs in surgical training. It will establish a surgical training solutions pathway, exploring technological solutions that should happen now, could happen soon and might happen in future. Book here.

Recorded webinars

We keep a catalogue of our past webinars to provide accessible advice for members at all career stages, covering queries from how to write a paper, to the latest on less than full-time training. If there’s a subject you’d like us to cover next, please get in touch with our events team.




2021 webinars

Medico-legal implications of COVID-19 and surgery: The President of the Medical Protection Society and Rheumatologist Professor Dame Jane Dacre, Consultant Urological Surgeon Mr Ian Eardley, and RCS council member and Consultant Plastic Surgeon Professor Vivien Lees, address the issues that may arise from the delay to surgical procedures and highlight the support available.

MRCS Part B and DO-HNS Examinations, May 2021: on this intercollegiate webinar, John Hines, Chair of ICBSE,  provides an update on the upcoming examinations.

COVID-19: Reviving surgical services across the four nationsThis four nations panel discussion focuses on the approach to the pandemic across the United Kingdom and what lessons we can learn from each other and how we can work to recover services and training for patients and surgeons alike.

IWD Webinar: A Conversation with Jane Dacre and Helena Kennedy: As we jump into 2021 facing new opportunities and challenges in society and medicine, we are also celebrating the 30 year anniversary of the RCS England Women in Surgery (WinS) network.

NHS Pension Update – McCloud and you: Specialist financial advisers, Chase de Vere Medical, provided an update on the government’s remedy to age discrimination in the NHS Pension Scheme. Disclaimer: Please be advised that the content of this webinar and any financial advice subsequently provided is supplied by Chase de Vere Medical. The RCS England are not recommending them as a supplier above other potential advisers.

Surgical prioritisation during COVID-19: Hear the latest updates to the Clinical Guide to Surgical Prioritisation During the Coronavirus Pandemic from the Federation of Surgical Specialty Associations (FSSA).

Perioperative care for the future of surgery beyond the pandemic: Our panel discusses perioperative with particular focus on the new Green paper from The Centre for Perioperative care (CPOC) that is set to highlight how to achieve excellence in each part of perioperative care to improve surgery for the future.  

Launch of the Green Surgery Challenge: Clinical Programme Director at The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, Olivia Bush, Consultant in ENT Surgery, Mahmood Bhutta and ENT Research Fellow, Chantelle Rizan bring to you all the details of the Green Surgery Challenge 2021, a fantastic opportunity for the UK’s surgical community to recognise the value of sustainable healthcare.

Never Events:  Dr Sean Weaver and Dr Nick Woodier from the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch talk about avoiding patient safety incidents and the multiple factors that contribute to so-called ‘never events’.

Supporting surgeons during COVID-19 and beyond: RCS England President Professor Neil Mortensen, vice-president Professor Cliff Shearman and Head of Standards Katerina Sarafidou discuss how The RCS England can best support your well-being.

More recorded webinars

How to best prepare for your interview: Our hugely popular interview skills focuses on the best practices to employ during core surgical training interviews in 2021.

Supporting surgeons after harm: Professor Neil Mortensen and Professor Kevin Turner hosted this webinar on the Supporting surgeons after harm guidance.  

Getting it right next time: Find out what the surgical profession can learn from the pandemic in order to shape our response to future crises.

How to get ahead in conducting clinical audits: Clinical audit is a vital element of surgical practice. Update your knowledge about how to set up and get involved with clinical audits.

Positive workplaces: Featuring Dame Clare Gerada, this webinar discussed the role of PHP, how to support doctor’s wellbeing and help you take positive steps towards combating stress and burnout.

Virtual consultations: Find out what benefits virtual consultations can have and when they might be appropriate.

Robotics launch meeting:  Professor Neil Mortensen, Mr Richard Kerr and guests talk about the advancements in robotics as they relate to the surgical practice.

The importance of sustainability in the surgical profession: Stella Vig and Victoria Pegna with be joined by Chantelle Rizan and Mood Bhutta and will answer queries about the role of sustainability in today's surgical profession. Find out more about RCS England's work on sustainability.

Navigating an academic career pathway: The aim of this webinar is to prepare you for potential hurdles that may arise and eradicate any surgical myths you may have, whether you are a medical student, foundation trainee or higher surgical trainee.

COVID-19 Webinars

During the start of the pandemic the RCS ran a highly successful series of webinars dedicated to topics linked to COVID and the wider issues of working on the front line. Please see our COVID-19 webinar pages for the full archive.


RCS England webinar archive

You can watch a selection of older RCS England webinars on our YouTube channel.



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