Providing a quality mark for surgical education


From an evening's Continuing Professional Development event to a year-long Master's programme, the RCS accredits a wide range of surgical education activities. We want to ensure these activities provide a high quality learning experience for those who participate. We do this through the process of accreditation, verifying the quality of the educational event and checking participants' comments and level of satisfaction. We offer education providers a wide range of benefits, including*:

  • Review by leading surgeons and recommendations on quality enhancement
  • The award of CPD points
  • Use of the RCS logo
  • Listing on the RCS website and / or Accreditation Portal and in the RCS publication the Bulletin
  • Use of RCS evaluation support, including questionnaire development, analysis and reporting
  • Advertising discount

*benefits vary according to accredited activity

Testimonies from event organisers

"It acts as a quality mark for any course or conference you organise"

"It adds additional value to our conference"

"It encourages event attendance"

"It ensures the delegates are receiving a high quality course, delivered by appropriate speakers"

(Source: RCS survey of CPD event providers, November 2015)