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We are a registered charity, independent of the NHS. The College safeguards experience, treatment and outcomes of the UK's surgical patients through the ongoing state of the art training of our surgeons and pioneering research. We need your support for this work to continue and flourish.
RCS England relies heavily on charitable funding in all areas including surgical research, training and conservation. Legacies and gifts from grant-giving trusts, companies and individuals play a crucial role in maintaining and improving surgical care for patients.
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Keep the future in safe hands...
Surgeons save, extend and improve the lives of tens of thousands of people throughout the UK every day. Our work is not limited to specific illnesses or areas of disease but supports innovative care for all ages across all specialties. Almost 5 million surgical patients are admitted to hospital every year in England alone so choosing to support the Royal College of Surgeons of England can have a direct impact on the future of surgery and patient care.
We need to invest continually in pioneering surgical research and cutting edge learning initiatives to ensure that all surgeons and the care they provide is the best in the world. Legacies and donations from charitable trusts, companies and individuals are vital in helping us shape the future so that patients receive the very best care when they need it the most. This generosity
Your support ensures we can strive for the next life-changing breakthrough and continue to improve surgical care for all.
Our Legacy Manager's 100km Ultra Challenge for Stop the Bleed!
Nicola has been working for RCS England for over 19 years. Along with her husband James she is walking 100km along the Thames Path in support of the College’s ambitious new programme STOP THE BLEED. It will train members of the public to know how to manage blood loss until emergency services arrive which remains the second highest cause of death in trauma victims.
Incidents are on the rise and underreported in the UK, with over 45,000 offences involving a knife or sharp instrument in 2021 and over 4,000 hospital admissions due to assault with a sharp object.
Knife crime and injury are two of the most significant threats to young people. With the media reporting stabbing attempts in public places there is one related element - there are often witnesses and bystanders. This is where pre-hospital care can begin.
The College will use their large network of clinicians already experienced in trauma care to deliver training to local community groups and other public cohorts. The first step is ensuring these clinicians are trained and certified to deliver this training locally, in addition to supporting nationwide delivery of this certification with high fidelity training kits containing the essentials to run a Stop the Bleed session.
We would be enormously grateful of any support you can give them for this vital College initiative.
Thank you for your interest in the work of RCS England
If you'd like to support us then please get in touch
020 7869 6086
We'd love to talk to you about Making Surgery your Legacy...
We want to share in your vision as to what your legacy gift could achieve, so if you are considering leaving a legacy to RCS England or have already done so, we are here to help.
Telephone 020 7869 6086 to talk with a member of our fundraising team
Office hours are Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm.