Future plans

Below is a snapshot of some of our priorities for the year in progress. If you have any questions or would like
to get involved in any of these areas, please contact careers@rcseng.ac.uk.

Membership support

  • Now that our North and Midlands Outreach team is in place, based in Manchester, we are better equipped to support members across the UK.
  • We have opened up associate membership to the surgical care team and will continue to develop the offer and support provided to these roles.
  • We will open our UK affiliate membership scheme to international students and pre-MRCS trainees.
  • We will be developing our membership offer for our SAS members, with the support of our SAS committee.
  • We are continuing to work closely with ASiT and BOTA, to develop our programme of activity to meet the needs of our trainee members. Our careers and membership committee enables us to do the same for all members.

The Faculty of Dental Surgery

  • The Faculty of Dental Surgery remains focused on seeking ways to continuously improve the safety and quality of oral care. We do this through world-class education and training, as a key influencer of healthcare policy and by communicating best practice.
  • Over the next year, we will be focusing on developing our membership offer and the support we provide. Our close ties with the Royal College of Surgeons will enable us to drive this forward in the most effective way.

Innovation in learning

We are proactively expanding our networks across the UK and internationally to:

  • share and drive forward innovations in surgical education
  • develop our global training programmes.

We are redeveloping our courses to include the latest perspectives on clinical and educational practice, including digital learning, and to be more inclusive of the needs of the surgical care team.

We are dedicated to enhancing the experience of, and recognising the importance of our faculty.

The Future of Surgery

We will be launching the exciting new report from our Future of Surgery commission, which has gazed 20 years into the future to identify technological advances that are likely to change surgical care. We will be sharing key recommendations and taking them forward across different areas of our work.

Professional and clinical standards

  • We will showcase quality improvement projects led by surgeons and members of the surgical care team and explore the development of a quality improvement in healthcare network.
  • We will publish the outcomes of our Chole-QuIC project to show how this quality improvement collaborative has improved patient care, and we will develop our plans to spread the learning and maximise the impact of this project.
  • Our Improving Surgical Training pilot continues in general surgery. We have also opened recruitment for our urology and vascular pilots and plan to extend the programme to trauma and orthopaedics in August 2020.

Project Transform: building redevelopment

  • The exciting redevelopment of our London home continues. View the visuals for the new building design below and find out more about the state-of-the-art RCS redevelopment, including the new Professional Surgical Centre, being designed using evidence-based research in medical education.