Royal College of Surgeons of England

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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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Professor Michael Escudier, dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, said: "It is incredibly worrying that levels of tooth decay among children in England remain so high - especially when you consider that it is almost entirely preventable through simple steps, such as brushing twice a day with appropriate-strength fluoride toothpaste, visiting the dentist regularly and reducing sugar consumption.
His numerous international awards include the Hunterian Professorship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the UNESCO Avicenna Prize for Ethics of Science.
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In 1820, Dr Price moved to London to continue with his studies and became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
The Worshipful Society's merger with the Guild of Surgeons of England ultimately resulted in the Chartering of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. With the British Empire encircling the world, Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) became not only a mark of expertise but also a status symbol globally.
25 (SUNA) The meeting held between the delegation of the Sudanese Medical Association in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Council of Sudanese Medical Specialties at the Royal College of Surgeons in London, has approved that the Royal College of Surgeons of England would evaluate the surgical training programs at the Council of Sudanese Medical Specialties to ensure that they are adapted to similar programs worldwide.
Faculty of General Dental Practitioners, Royal College of Surgeons of England, London.
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