Please keep reviewing this webpage for any changes in venues, dates and start times and training topics.

Participants: Compulsory for all Core Trainees (both T&O and Surgery-in-General) to attend all 4 days over their two years of core training. 

Availability: Each Core Knowledge Day will be run once each year.

Registration: Via the School of Surgery website's Events page.

Objective: Core Knowledge Days provide formal teaching linked to the ISCP curriculum. The topics are chosen to include areas of knowledge that are less prominent throughout the training programme and to ensure all core trainees acquire the relevant skills and exposure prior to progression to the ST programme.

Dates and Venues

Core Knowledge Day 1: Emergency Topics in Surgery
Date: 24.11.2017
Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Topics: Emergency Surgery; including update talks on Vascular and Urology surgery along with interactive sessions on managing the unwell patient, handing-over the emergency patient and post-op complications. There are also subgroup workshops on UGI and LGI Emergency Surgery Scenarios.
Venue: Royal United Hospital, Postgraduate Centre, Combe Park, Bath BA1 3NG
Convenor: Mr. Paul Maddox

Core Knowledge Day 2: Palliative Care, Transplant, Audit & Research
Date: 19.10.2017
Time: 9am to 5pm
Topics: Palliative Care, Research, Audit
Venue: Postgraduate Education Centre, University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Upper Maudlin Street, Bristol, BS2 8HW
Convenor: Mr. David Messenger

Core Knowledge Day 3: Introduction to Medical Education
Date: TBA
Time: 9am to 5pm
Topic: "Introduction to medical education-How to teach"
Venue: Medical Education Centre (at Musgrove Academy), Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton
Directions: http://www.musgroveparkhospital.nhs.uk/find-and-contact-us/
Convenor: TBA

Core Knowledge Training Day 4: Interview Skills for ST3
Date: TBA 
Time: 9am to 4:30pm
Availiability: Recommended for CT2s (36 places only)
Topic: "Interview practice for ST3 recruitment round"
Venue: Royal United Hospital, Postgraduate Medical Centre, Combe Park, Bath 
Convenor: Steve Eastaugh-Waring, Mark Dahill, Matthew Doe

Please keep reviewing this webpage for any changes in venues, dates and start times and training topics.

Travel: No car-parking arrangements are provided at the venues. Most hospital venues and the Deanery have limited car-parking facilities. Good bus and train links are available across the Deanery region. Trainees are advised to plan their journeys to Core Knowledge Training Days in advance and if coming by car are advised to offer a lift to colleagues.

Attendance outcomes: A record of attendance will be kept by the Deanery. Attendance details are provided to your Programme Directors and will be assessed at the yearly ARCPs. Certificates will be provided for each training day to trainees, who attend, for their portfolio.

Trainee feedback: Trainees will be asked to provide anonymised feedback on each Core Knowledge Training Day. This is important for the School of Surgery to ensure that the standards of delivery and content of the teaching is maximized for Severn School of Surgery core trainees in the future. 

Non-attendance: Failure to attend a module requires a trainee to complete an explanation form which is available online on the School website and is returnable to Chad Elliott at the School of Surgery.