Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

National Clinical Programme in Surgery

The aim of the National Clinical Programme in Surgery (NCPS) is to provide a framework for the delivery of safer, more timely and accessible, more cost effective and efficient care for the surgical patient.

The NCPS works closely with the other clinical programmes, notably the Programme in Anaesthesia but also with Acute and Emergency Medicine, Critical Care. It also works with other clinical programmes, when appropriate, as well as the Special Delivery Unit (SDU), patient advocacy groups and all relevant stakeholders across the health system. The NCPS reports directly into RCSI Committee for Surgical Affairs (CSA).

Please click here to view the National Clinical Programme in Surgery Report 2013.

Model of Care for Elective Surgery

Working to improve the delivery of elective surgical care.


Model of Care for Acute Surgery

Defining a framework for the delivery of care for the acute surgical patient.


National Quality Assurance and Improvement System

NQAIS Medicine and NQAIS Surgery, developed in collaboration with the HSE.


Acute Surgical Assessment Units

Helping to improve patient flow and access to assessment.


Contact us

Contact a member of the National Clinical Programme in Surgery team.