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Federation of Surgical Specialty Associations  

Comprises 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.

14 September 2023: Please see this news item - Sexual Misconduct in Surgery

4 July 2023: Please see the Joint statement on outcome of BMA ballot for consultant industrial action in England

The next meeting is the FSSA meeting on 13 December 2023. See the events listing for forthcoming meetings


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