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The Royal College of Surgeons of England

RCS & ASiT Future of Surgery drinks reception

The RCS and ASiT are delighted to be hosting a Future of Surgery drinks reception on Thursday 21 March 2019 at the Hilton Belfast, in advance of the ASiT conference. The evening will be hosted by Mr Richard Kerr, Chair of the Commission on the Future of Surgery and RCS Council Member.

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Thursday 21 March 2019

One Year Research Fellowship

Are you a trainee thinking about applying for a one-year surgical research fellowship? The deadline is 2pm on 28 February. Start your application today.

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Applications are now open!

Council nominations 2019 are now open

Joining Council is an excellent opportunity to influence the College’s professional policy and membership matters

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Nominations close on 8th February


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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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