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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Lead dentist Nick Palmer, who is a former vice-dean of the Faculty of Dental Practice Royal College of Surgeons of England, said: "We are all very proud that we're able to deliver the very best treatment for our patients in a relaxed and bright new environment.
Chaplin is a former director of museums and special collections at The Royal College of Surgeons of England, where he managed the Hunterian Museum--a public museum containing the designated collection of surgeon John Hunter (1728-1793)--and the Wellcome Museum of Anatomy & Pathology, a modern medical teaching collection.
Richard Collins, of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, said: "There is indisputable evidence that the introduction of regional trauma centres would save thousands of lives every year, however, very little progress has been made."
Steve Spurgin, International Business Manager at Downs Surgical, said: "By working closely with the prestigious organisation such as The Royal College of Surgeons of England we can gain a deeper understanding of the needs of surgeons, understand their requirements, and in turn use this knowledge to develop new and unique solutions that satisfy their needs at every level.
This was recognised by the award of Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England ad eundem.
The Association of Surgeons in Training at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. London, UK, May 2006.

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