The Bulletin of the Royal College of Surgeons is published in January, March, May, July, September and November, with an extra two digital issues.
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The Bulletin of The Royal College of Surgeons of England aims to amplify the voice of the entire surgical community – cultivating diversity and innovation by raising awareness and discussing key issues within the profession; showcasing forward-thinking initiatives; and publishing topical, credible research.
The Bulletin publishes: peer-reviewed original research, feature articles, surgical news, and letters as well as regular columns and editorials.
The Bulletin has two primary goals:
- We want to generate engagement with our membership and the wider profession
- We want to guide the national conversation around surgery and healthcare and to put RCS England at the centre of this conversation
We decided that these two goals would be best served by creating a journal that was first and foremost a credible, peer-reviewed, professional publication. To do this effectively, we needed to break from the conventional template for membership organisations, by committing to complete editorial independence, and a willingness to publish content that may be controversial, not aligned with RCS England policy, and that, on occasion, challenged the received wisdom of the profession.
So, the Bulletin is not only the membership journal for the RCS England’s 20,500+ members worldwide. It is a strong voice shaping conversations around healthcare, surgery and the NHS, raising awareness of important issues such as mental health, bullying and the lack of women in surgery. It has a remit to challenge ingrained norms and change the profession for the better – ultimately advancing surgical care for everyone, not just surgeons.
Online ISSN: 1478-7075
Editor-in-Chief: Jonathan Glass
Editor: Ryan Kerstein
Associate Editors: Josh Burke, Natasha Chinai, Lisa Massey
Trainees' Bulletin Editor: Alexander Zargaran
Political Editor: Victoria Holloway
Technology Editor: Tom Dobbs
Head of Publishing: Mandy Webb
Production Editor: Olivia Murphy
Publishing Coordinator: Morgane Tixier
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