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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.


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


Why the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course is so relevant today

Last month The Lancet published a report into survival outcomes in England for patients with major trauma, following changes that occurred in 2012 to trauma service provision. The study showed a 19% increase in the odds of survival since the introduction of these changes. 1,600 more trauma victims are alive today because of the developments that have been made in the management of trauma patients in England over the last six years.

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The Bulletin

Confronting unconscious bias

Confronting unconscious biasHow far have we come and how far do we have to go? Professor Claire Hopkins discusses her experiences in the latest issue of the Bulletin.

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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