The future of surgery is right here 

The Future Surgery Show is the first large-scale exhibition and conference dedicated to all that is new in surgery. The event explores the evolving world of surgery with expert speakers delivering CPD accredited education.

We look forward to welcoming surgeons, anaesthetists and the whole perioperative team with the shared goal of understanding how the future of surgery will be mapped out.


The event is produced by award-winning Closerstill Media in partnership with the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS England) and supported and partnered by the Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP), The College of Operating Department Practitioners (CODP), The Royal College of Nursing (RCN), The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

An Advisory Board comprising sector leaders and innovators are delivering an educational and inspiration programme for the entire surgical and perioperative team to enjoy.

Register your interest


The Future Surgery Show will be allocating 1,500 education bursaries to qualifying professionals.Register your interest for a free pass now and be the first one to know when registration goes live. 




Creating a culture of change in Surgery

Driving surgical teams forwards in their continued pursuit of improvement and improved patient outcomes, we consider the raft of ways in which the culture of change in surgery is evolving

  • Perioperative Care
  • Patient Safety and The Importance of Human Factors
  • Sustainability
  • The Patient and HCP Experience
  • Health Policy, Government Agency and the Legal and Regulatory agenda

Innovation in Surgery

We explore the huge changes that are happening right across the delivery of surgery, from innovation in techniques, devices and systems, to life sciences research that is changing the way we can personalise treatment for patients, new products and disruptive technologies that are revolutionising patient experience and care, all supported by the adoption of digital first across the healthcare system


  • Product innovation
  • Process innovation
  • Digital innovation
  • Device innovation

The popular Women in Surgery event will be hosted at the Future Surgery show.


►Richard Kerr, Chair of the Commission on the Future of Surgery and RCS  England Council Member

►Dawn Scott, Chief Executive, AfPP

►Hannah Abbott, President, CODP

►Nigel Mercer, President, FSSA

►Suman Shrestha, Professional Lead Acute, Emergency and Critical Care, RCN

►Patrick Magennis, VP of the FSSA

►Lucy Davies, Director of Engagement, RCS England

►Jane Roberts, Head of Events, RCS England

►Dr David Selwyn, MD Sherwood Forest Hospitals, Director of Centre for Perioperative Care

►Claire Brown, Programme Director, Future Surgery Show, CloserStill Media

►Rebecca Martin, Head of Learning Innovation, RCS England

Who should attend?


►consultant surgeons

►consultant anaesthetists

►associate specialist surgeons, specialty/staff grade/career grade surgeons, specialist surgical registrar, core training doctor (CT1 and CT2) and foundation doctors (F1 and F2).

►anaesthesia associates

►surgical care practitioners

►advance nurse practitioners

►operating room nurses

►operating room nurse managers

►operating department practitioners

►theatre healthcare assistant and registrars

►non-surgical staff including information governance, finance specialists, purchasing teams, hospital management

►regulators, hospital suppliers, architects, consultants

►independent & hospital charities

  • “Future Surgery 2021 will be the first of its kind in the UK, drawing on the work our Commission on the Future of Surgery has done to predict the transformation in the medical care for millions of patients.”
    Andrew Reed, Chief Executive of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • “Driven by changes in digital technologies and our fast-evolving understanding of genomics, innovations are expected to affect how we undertake surgery, and how we train surgeons in future.”
    Andrew Reed, Chief Executive of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • "Alongside the conference organisers, CloserStill, we aim to deliver a high-quality event that will provide both professional development and discussion space for surgeons and their teams."
    Andrew Reed, Chief Executive of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • "We look forward to welcoming colleagues to what promises to be a very high-quality programme and an exciting two days of thought-provoking training and engagement with medical suppliers."
    Andrew Reed, Chief Executive of the Royal College of Surgeons of England






















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