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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

New President of the RCS

Professor Derek Alderson is the new President of the Royal College of Surgeons. He succeeds Miss Clare Marx, who steps down at the end of her three year term.

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Professor Derek Alderson

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Innovative new online qualification

Enrol now on our unique online programme that allows you to study at your own pace over 1-2 years. Suits FY1-2 and CT1-2.

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Now open for enrolment

Closure of the Hunterian Museum

In preparation for a transformation of the RCS from Summer 2017 to Autumn 2020, the Hunterian Museum has now closed.

Building on our heritage

from now until Autumn 2020


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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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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