Membership Benefits

Your Benefits

RCSEd Membership comes with a number of benefits. Driven by our commitment to innovation, we continually refine these offerings to align with the evolving needs of our Fellows, Members and Affiliates.

Explore the benefits tailored to support and enrich your professional journey.

Research and CPD

    • Exclusive Webinars
    • Explore a wealth of educational resources

      Exclusive webinars keep you up-to-date and knowledgeable on topics covering all aspects and latest developments in your field.

      These webinars cover a wide range of specialities and disciplines.


      Visit the Webinars hub

    • RCSEd Podcasts
    • Exclusive access to lectures and podcasts

      Let’s Talk Surgery podcast brings you the latest news from the College with expert speakers discussing current issues.

      It features some views and tool to help you keep up to date with the latest developments.


      Visit the Podcast hub

    • Library & Archive Services
    • Access the library services anywhere in the world

      Our impressive physical and digital library is well-resourced with all the latest in texts, journals and resources. We have a wealth of fascinating historical stock dating from the 15th century to the present.

      Visiting the College? Our library is open to you, and you can even use this as a study space.


      Visit library services 

    • Acland Anatomy
    • Video Atlas

      Access to over 300 narrated videos of real human anatomic specimens in their natural colours.

      This resource provides a three-dimensional perspective of real anatomical specimens, allowing users to concentrate on the structures and movements they are studying.


      Access here

    • Surgeons' News
    • Our award-winning magazine

      Surgeons' News is published quarterly, featuring comment and opinion from leading professionals, latest news and reports.

      Fellows or Members who wish to opt-out of receiving a printed copy and help the College become more sustainable, they can do so by updating their profile.


      Read the latest Surgeons' News

    • NHS Scotland Knowledge Network

      Health and social care in Scotland

      Fellows and Members have free access to NHS Scotland’s Knowledge Network, the national online information service for health and social care.

      The Knowledge Network covers an extensive range of print and electronic resources including thousands of major international full-text journals covering all surgical and dental specialties, as well as electronic textbooks, evidence summary services, databases and news resources.


      Request access via our Library Team

Celebration & College Gift

    • Use the post-nominal letters

      Celebrate your accomplishments

      Post-nominals are an acknowledgment of your hard work and achievements. 

      As part of your membership, you are able to use your post-nominal letters after your name (e.g. FRCSEd, MRCSEd, FDS RCSEd, MFDS RCSEd).

    • Diploma Ceremony

      Celebrate with family and friends

      Diploma ceremonies are one of the most popular events in the College calendar.

      We understand the significance of coming together with your friends and family to celebrate your Diploma after the hard work, commitment and dedication that you have put into getting to this stage of your career.


      Find out more

    • Corporate Gift

      Our annual gift to you

      Once a year, we send a gift to you from the College.

      You can pick from a diary or notebook, both have the RCSEd logo embossed on the cover.


      Select your gift


    • Revalidation Support
    • Exclusive access to comprehensive information related to Revalidation

      Every surgeon in the UK in possession of a license to practise needs to undergo revalidation. 

      Our revalidation helpdesk provides specialty-specific advice on revalidation and appraisal. 


      Find out more

    • Continuing Professional Development
    • Get our support through every step of your surgical career and beyond

      We are committed to supporting our membership by providing guidance and resources for lifelong continuing professional development (CPD).


      Find out more


    • Discounts on courses, conferences and events
    • Search and book educational events, courses, conferences and more

      Browse the diverse range of accredited courses, conferences and events. 

      As a Fellow or Member you can purchase tickets to selected events for a reduced rate.


      View our courses and events calendar

    • Save with RCSEd rewards

      We have partnered with Lifestyle Rewards to bring you discounts on UK brands

      As part of your membership, you will have access to RCSEd Rewards, ran by Lifestyle Rewards.

      You will receive discounts and offers on a wide range of luxury products, services and experiences.

      RCSEd Rewards is operated by a third-party company, Lifestyle Rewards.


      View current offers

    • Host events at the College

      Discounts on private events and celebrations

      Book a space for personal events such as weddings, private dinners or celebrations at preferential rates. This includes complimentary room hire, and 50% discount on pre-ordered wines apply when booked in conjunction with catering.


      Find out more

    • Discounted accommodation at Ten Hill Place Hotel

      15% discount on the best available flexible rate

      Surgeons' Quarter operates Ten Hill Place Hotel on behalf of the College. It is located on the Campus. The Hotel has received several awards - including the Gold Award in Green Business Tourism.


      Contact Membership to access the discount codes

    • SQ Privilege Card

      15% discount on food and beverage in all our outlets

      If you are visiting the College, you can receive 15% off any food and drink on our campus. This includes Café 1505 and 10 Hill Place Hotel.


      Order your privilege card via SQ

    • Totum Pro

      Discounted TOTUM PRO card

      Access over 500+ discounts at over 350+ big brands including the likes of Apple, Samsung, Three, ASOS, Halfords, TUI and many more.


      Visit TOTUM website

    • Surgeons' Hall Museums

      Visit our award-winning museum for free

      Our Museums are open 7 days a week, 10am to 5pm and is home to one of the largest and most historic pathology collections in the United Kingdom.

      Quote your College Reference number at the Museum reception for free entry. 


      Find out more

Professional Opportunities

    • Become an Examiner

      Help the next generation

      As a Fellow of the College, you can apply to become an examiner.

      Help maintain our high standard and join our examiner team. Learn about what is involved and how we will support you below.


      Find out more about joining the examiner team

    • Our Faculties

      Join for just £100

      We are proud of our Faculties. They allow us to drive for development and advancement in key areas across the healthcare spectrum.

      As a RCSEd Fellow or Member, once your application has been approved, you can join our faculties for free! You just need to pay a one-off joining fee.


      Find out more about our faculties 


    • Awards and Medals
    • Research, Travel and Award Opportunities

      Click below to learn more about each of our Awards and Medals and any current closing dates.


      Find out more

    • Research Fellowships

      Training and Research Fellowships

      We have a range of Research Fellowships available. These allow you to focus time on investigating and provide support for you to develop.

      Click below to learn more about each of our Research Fellowships and current closing dates.


      Find out more

    • Travelling Fellowships

      Research, Travel and Award Opportunities

      A new platform for Fellows and Members to search, plan and apply for Fellowships in 2024 and beyond.


      Find out more

    • Grants and Scholarships

      Research, Travel and Award Opportunities

      We offer a number of grants, including Small Research Support Grants, Grants for Travel such as the Ethicon Foundation Short Term Clinical Visit Grants and Ethicon Foundation Fund Travel Grants, and Ophthalmology Grants.


      Find out more

    • Bursaries and Scholarships

      Research, Travel and Award Opportunities

      We have a considerable number of bursaries available each year for medical and dental students.


      Find out more


    • Reports and Campaigns

      Keep up to date with our latest research and campaigns, such as reports on patient safety, sustainability, and development of the College. 


      Latest reports

    • Policy Development and Consultations

      RCSEd regularly responds to consultations from the UK Government, devolved parliaments and assemblies, the NHS and other healthcare organisations.

      Find out how to get involved in shaping our consultation responses and wider policy work.


      Consultation responses

    • Policy and Public Affairs

      RCSEd continually engages with our membership to understand the priorities of our members and fellows, produce RCSEd policy positions and then engage with the full range of policymakers and stakeholders across the UK to raise the College’s visibility and influence.


      Policy and public affairs work


    • Younger Fellows Group
    • FELLOWS ONLY [joined within 10 years]

      Join and connect with other Fellows

      A Younger Fellow is defined as any surgeon who has obtained Fellowship and is within the first 10 years of practice along with trainees with Fellowship in the last year of training.

      The aim of the group is to facilitate younger surgeons of all disciplines and from all locations in the UK to socialise, get involved in College life and feedback their opinions on professional issues to Council. 


      Find out more

    • Senior Fellows Club

      Join and connect with other retired Fellows

      The College’s Senior Fellows Club is open to Fellows who have retired from active clinical practice.

      In addition to surgeons and dental surgeons, the club welcomes retired anaesthetists, radiologists and pathologists.

      The Club meets once monthly from October to June, usually in the College’s Symposium Hall.


      Senior Fellows Club programme 2024


Your future in your hands

Join the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd), the oldest College in the UK with over 30,000 members around the globe with the RCSEd App, a hub of learning and development in the palm of your hand.

Whether you are a Surgeon, Dentist or ACP, there are a wealth of resources readily available for a range of roles, helping you to develop and succeed in your career and helping us raise the standards of patient care and safety across the globe.

The App is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play, free to download, with a full range of resources, information, and learning opportunities.

Download the RCSEd App today and begin your journey.



Need to speak to someone?

Contact our Membership Team to discuss joining RCSEd. (+44 131 527 1654)

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