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Committed to enabling surgeons to achieve and maintain the highest standards of surgical practice and patient care.

The Royal College of Surgeons of England

Quality improvement: we want to hear from you

We are currently looking for case studies to feature on our website to help shape the RCS' future activity for quality improvement (QI) in surgery.

Share your experiences

Have you participated in QI? Submit your case study today.

Become RCS Faculty

We welcome faculty from a variety of backgrounds and experience levels, most of whom voluntarily give up their time to develop and teach on RCS courses throughout the UK and abroad.

We are always looking for trainers to deliver our courses. Key focus areas include: laparoscopic surgery, surgical teaching, and surgical skills for medical students and surgical trainees. Get in touch if you'd like to volunteer your time in any of these areas.

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At the RCS, we maintain that our faculty are at the heart of what we do.

Welcome, members of the surgical care team

We are pleased to welcome roles within the surgical care team to join our international community of members, and to launch new guidance, which will support a strategic and cross-profession approach to using the surgical care team in the most effective way.

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New RCS membership category and guidance launched

The Bulletin

The technologist

naomi wrightRyan Kerstein, the Bulletin’s new technology columnist, explores how self-driving cars could help transform healthcare.




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THE Annals

How robotics is shaping your specialty

From their use in saving patients on battlefields to precision techniques in neurosurgery, robots are playing a growing role in surgery. This special feature issue of the Annals explores the role of robotics in each of the specialties.

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Transforming surgery for tomorrow

RCS TransformWe are embarking on an ambitious three year transformation. We will be building on our heritage, bringing our surgical community closer together and expanding our digital resources.

RCS Transform


Find out more and join today

Whatever stage of your surgical career you’re at, RCS membership will provide you with the knowledge, skills and development and support you need.

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Donate to the RCS

The RCS is a charity and relies on your support to fund research, training and conserving our heritage collections - all in the aim of advancing surgical care.

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Conserve our collections

Illustration of a skeleton and rhino from:

Tabulae sceleti et musculorum corporis humani

by Albinus 1747