Professional Standards Office

The Professional Standards Office (PSO) is responsible for ensuring that the RCSEd’s core educational, examination and audit activities are focused on continuously improving patient care and surgical standards.

We do this by: 

  • helping healthcare organisations recruit consultants, specialty doctor or honorary consultant posts
  • providing specialist input into Advisory Appointment Committees
  • undertaking invited reviews and participating in external audits and service reviews
  • engaging with medical regulators, NHS inspectors, Trust and Health Boards, NHS policy makers and medical educators
  • delivering high quality surgical training, either directly or through accredited providers
  • providing Standards for Surgical Trainers
  • offering international medical graduates high quality training places through our International Postgraduate Deanery
  • closely liaising with the RCSEd examinations and international committees

The PSO is based in the College's Birmingham centre and led by RCSEd Council Member Mr Tim Graham. 


Contact for Enquiries

If you have any enquiries about any aspect of RCSEd's standards work, please contact:

Jo Woodward
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
85-89 Colmore Row
Birmingham B3 2BB

Telephone: 0121 647 1564


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