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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.

13 May 2021: Revised guidelines for potential aerosol-generating procedures (AGPs) within the ENT clinic 

30 April 2021: Please see the latest Clinical Guide to Surgical Prioritisation During the Coronavirus Pandemic  

23 March 2021: SARS-CoV-2 infection, COVID-19 and timing of elective surgery: A multidisciplinary consensus statement

25 January 2021: Joint UK Royal Surgical Colleges, FSSA and Upper Airway Group Statement - Covid-19 vaccination and dosing regimen.

The next FSSA / RCSEng meeting will be held on 15 June 2021 at 10:30.  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