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.
Diversity Action Plan launch - Date to be confirmed soon
Associates – The role of the extended team in surgical recovery. Date to be confirmed soon
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.
How to succeed in Core Surgical Training: The purpose of Core Surgical Training is to allow the trainee to take their first footsteps along the exciting path of a surgical career, developing the basic and fundamental surgical skills common to all surgical specialties, together with a few specialty-specific surgical skills. In this webinar, our panel discuss what trainees can expect from Core Surgical training placements and how they can prepare for specialty training from day one.
New curriculum update - For surgical trainers: Mr Jon Lund, Chair of the JCST, Mr Keith Jones, Surgical Director of the ISCP, and Miss Katherine Smith, Consultant Surgeon and Training Program Director for Core Surgery discuss the new ISCP curriculum. This webinar explains the rationale for and best use of the new MCR and its benefits for time-saving, trainee feedback and patient outcomes.
New curriculum update - For surgical trainees: Jon Lund, Chair of the JCST, Keith Jones, Surgical Director of the ISCP, and Sophie Lewis, Director of Education, discuss the new ISCP curriculum in this session. This webinar will explain the best use of the new Self-Assessment, how it will fit with the new MCR and Learning Agreement and benefit progression through training.
New Deal for Surgery: With the latest waiting time figures report the largest ever NHS waiting list, the Royal College of Surgeons of England is calling for a New Deal for Surgery, urging governments in Westminster, Cardiff and Belfast to invest in restoring timely surgical treatment.
Preoperative Optimisation and Assessment - Supporting surgical and perioperative services: Our panel provides key recommendations on: how the preoperative pathway should be optimised including the type and timing of preoperative assessment; individualised risk assessment and shared decision making; fitness, nutritional and psychological evaluation and intervention; and active surveillance of patients on waiting lists.
Human factors - Breaking hierarchies: Watch RCS England President Professor Neil Mortensen, RCS Council member Professor Peter Brennan, Consultant vascular surgeon Miss Ginny Browbrick and Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery Registrar Mr John Hardie discuss promoting teamwork, the power of briefings, and how we can empower our surgeons and medical team to break down hierarchies.
Future of Surgery Technology Enhanced Surgical Training Report launch: The Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) and RCS England have launched a report aiming to define the role of technology in surgical training. It will explore technological solutions that are available now, could be available soon and may be available in future.
Supporting SAS Surgeons - An era for change: Watch RCS England Vice-President Mr Tim Mitchell, and the co-chairs of the RCS England SAS Forum, Mrs Vinita Shekar and Mr Ananda Nanu, discussing the new SAS grades, the RCS England Diversity Report and the SAS Action Plan, as they look at how to best support SAS surgeons.
Wellbeing and you: Preparing for challenges ahead. This webinar is focused on mental wellbeing. 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.
Sustainability in surgery - disposable vs. reusable: This webinar looked at the use of disposable vs. reusable materials within surgery and provide information on how to make important future changes in clinical practice.
The RCS England COVID Research Group: The RCS England COVID-19 Research Group supports and coordinates major studies investigating the impact and challenges of COVID-19 for the surgical workforce. Our panel of research leads present the progress of their RCS England sponsored COVID-19 projects.
Failing intelligently: How we can respond well to failure? How we can make the best of a bad situation? Miss Caris Grimes, Miss Ginny Bowbrick, Professor Peter Brennan and Miss Greta McLachlan discuss how to manage well mistakes and complications.
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.
COVID-19: Reviving surgical services across the four nations: This 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.
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.
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.