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Federation of Surgical Specialty Associations  

Comprises of ten Surgical Specialty Associations



The Federation is the corporate body of the Surgical Specialty Associations, through which it represents and coordinates the views, aims and policies of surgeons from across the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The Federation works with all relevant authorities to advance the profession of surgery for the benefit of patients.

The FSSA comprises the Presidents of the ten Surgical Specialty Associations recognised by the GMC.
The Surgical Forum of GB and Ireland consists of the FSSA together with the Presidents of the four Surgical Royal Colleges.

There have been no requests for revisions to the guide and so the version published on the FSSA website will remain current for the next 2 months. The next call for revisions will be on Thursday 18th November for the updated guide, which will be posted on the 26th November. In the meantime, we hope the move towards autumn is going smoothly for you and yours despite the problems with petrol supply! Nigel Mercer: Immediate Past President of the FSSA and responsible for the Guide to Surgical Prioritisation during the Covid Pandemic & Duncan Summerton: President of the FSSA. Previous guides can be found here

The next FSSA / RCSEng meeting will be held on 9 December 2021 at 10:00.  Further details in the Events listing.


To advance, promote and protect the highest standards in the practice of Surgery in the best interests of patients