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The Royal College of Surgeons of England

Surgery will be transformed over the next two decades

The Royal College of Surgeons look at the future of surgical care and advise on how best to prepare for its opportunities and challenges.

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Which technologies will deliver the greatest impact?

Support our international work this Christmas

Mbale Regional Referral Hospital in Eastern Uganda performs over 5,000 major operations a year without a high dependency unit. Patients are cared for on one 50-bed ward with one nurse. A new unit will provide high quality postoperative care.

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Help us build the first High Dependency Unit in Eastern Uganda

Impact Review 2018

As your professional body, supporting you to advance surgical care is at the heart of what we do. The impact review highlights of the work we have been doing, alongside our membership, to advance surgical care.

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Impact review and annual report now live

LATEST BLOG POST

The Future of Surgery


The Commission on the Future of Surgery has identified advances in medicine and technology that are likely to change surgical care over the next 20 years. Professor Derek Alderson, President of the RCS, says the modern surgeon will not only have to develop appropriate clinical skills, but can expect to be an educator, researcher, and leader of a multi-disciplinary and multi-professional team.

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The Bulletin

Jehovah’s Witnesses and surgery


January 2019 RCS Bulletin coverAnna Sayburn explores the consent issues that surgeons face when operating on patients who refuse blood transfusions.

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BUILDING ON OUR HERITAGE

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

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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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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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FROM OUR COLLECTIONS

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Illustration of a skeleton and rhino from:

Tabulae sceleti et musculorum corporis humani

by Albinus 1747