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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

RCS 2018 Council elections now open

Voting is now open to fellows and members in the 2018 RCS Council elections. There are 14 candidates standing for four vacancies on the Council.

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Voting closes Thursday 12 April 2018

Our 2018 events calendar

From webinars on less than full-time training to international conferences such as Global Surgical Frontiers, we’ve got a fantastic schedule of events for you in 2018.

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Events for all career grades

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


A great surgeon can come from anywhere

rebecca grossman"Training posts are going unfilled partly because recruitment has not kept pace with the changing demographics of medical school graduates. Increasing diversity, rather than recruiting from a shrinking pool, will improve the calibre of candidates."

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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