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Royal College of Surgeons of England

A professional organisation formed from the Fellowship of Surgeons in the 14th century, which became the Company of Barber-Surgeons under Henry VIII in 1540. The College is committed to enabling surgeons to achieve and maintain the highest standards of surgical practice and patient care.

Members and fellows of The Royal College of Surgeons use the title of Mr, Miss, Mrs, or Ms (not Dr), a custom which began in the 16th century. When the College of Surgeons received its royal charter, the Royal College of Physicians insisted that candidates must have a medical degree first and receive the title of Doctor. Because they were more trained than doctors, surgeons reverted to the title "Mr" as  a means to rebuff the Royal College of Physicians.

Royal College of Surgeons of England’s remit
• Supervise training of surgeons in approved posts;
• Provide educational and practical workshops for surgeons and other medical professionals;
• Examine trainees to ensure the highest professional standards;
• Promote and support surgical research in the UK;
• Support audit and evaluation of clinical effectiveness;
• Provide support and advice for surgeons in all stages of their careers;
• Provide a mechanism whereby trusts can seek independent advice;
• House current and historical information resources for surgeons in the library and museums;
• Advise the UK Department of Health, health authorities, Trusts, hospitals and other professional bodies;
• Collaborate with other medical and academic organisations in the UK and worldwide;
• Convey the importance of, and provide support for, good, effective communication and interpersonal relationships with patients.
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He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the European Board of Surgery.
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Onkar was recently awarded a Fellowship* by the Royal College of Surgeons (London), which is the pinnacle of membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Ahmed bin Mohammed al-Sa'eedi, Minister of Health received in his office today a delegation from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, currently visiting the Sultanate.
Today's audit has been developed by the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland, the Health and Social Care Information Centre and the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership.
The prestigious Rushlight Awards, which were held on January 31 at the Royal College of Surgeons of England in London, recognise the importance of environmental and sustainable practices.
from The Royal College of Surgeons of England, London and was entered into GMC Specialist Register following CCST.
Mr Foo is highly regarded within the industry and holds a number of qualifications including membership of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, British Association of Plastic Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Edinburgh.
Scarlett McNally, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon in Eastbourne and a council member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, believe the reasons include a lack of female role models and the fact the long training period coincides with child-bearing years.
To the Editor: On 1 September 2007, I wrote to the Journal regarding one's puzzlement that in the Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, London, no mention was made of the surgeon who performed the first heart transplant, or of where the operation took place.

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