Key activities
and achievements

Advancing surgical care
2017/18

Influence and engagement

Influence and shape future health policy and practice to advance standards of surgical care nationally and internationally

membership increase

mentions of the
RCS in the media

mentions of the
FDS in the media

engagements on Twitter
and Facebook

minutes watched on our
YouTube channel

MemCom awards
Best Brand Campaign Best Magazine Membership Marketing Team of the Year

surgical care team roles welcomed into membership
Surgical Care Practitioners, Surgical First Assistants, Physician Associates, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Advanced Clinical Practitioners

members of the public reached
through Hunterian Museum
partnership events during museum closure

Career and professional development

Attract, educate, develop and support high-quality surgeons

allied medical professionals
trained in Ethiopia, Uganda,
Sri Lanka and southern India

overseas surgeons placed into
NHS posts through the International
Surgical Training Programme (ISTP)

increase in Women
in Surgery members
(making 5,611 members)

RCS courses run with
8,928 participants

Up to 300 users an hour on
our virtual learning environment

FDS courses run with
1,608 participants

sponsored careers events
across 20 UK locations,
supporting over 1,000 future surgeons

members received
specialty Updates

articles downloaded from
academic journals

page views of RCS journals content
and 2 robotics supplements

Quality and standards

Advance standards and reduce the variability of patient outcomes

hospitals involved in
the Chole-QuIC pilot

UK sites involved
in RCS surgical trials

examinations sat

Invited Review
recommendations
made and 435 hospital
staff interviewed

pageviews on the standards
and guidance section of the website

events CPD accredited

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