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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

National Careers Week

We showcase a career in surgery, providing you with hints, tips and guidance as well as five Facebook Live streams.

National Careers Week 2018

Showcasing a career in surgery

Read the Bulletin on your phone or tablet

We’ve just launched a native app for both Apple and Android. It’s free to download and RCS members will be able to read and download issues of the Bulletin, Annals and FDJ.

RCS journals app

App available on iOS and Android

The Future of Surgery

The RCS has launched an independent commission to explore the future of surgery. It aims to set out a compelling and credible vision of the future advances in medicine and technology, and how those developments will affect the delivery of surgical care.

Future of Surgery

What will surgery look like in 20 years' time?


We now need to view knife crime as a public health issue

martin griffiths"If 600 kids were being hospitalised every year as a result of their mobile phones exploding, there would be a huge outcry and steps would be taken to remedy the problem. Yet because these are kids stabbing kids, almost all from deprived backgrounds, little is being done."

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Surviving the Intercollegiate Specialty Examination in General Surgery

general surgery examinationGet a general overview of the application process and exam format, with practical advice on how to survive the FRCS examination.

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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.

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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