Participants: Compulsory for all Core Trainees (both Core Surgery-General and Core T&O) to attend a Human Factors Training Day by the end of their core training.

Availability: This one-day training course has a maximum of 18 places.

Registration: via individual Event registration.

Objective: An introduction to ‘Human Factors/Non-technical Skills’:

  • leadership
  • team working
  • error avoidance
  • communication skills
  • time management and prioritisation
  • decision making
  • situation awareness
  • working under pressure
  • dealing with uncertainty

It employs highly sophisticated role-play with the use of world-class simulation techniques directly tailored to the field of surgery.


18.01.2018. 9am to 5pm

Venue: Bristol Medical Simulation Centre, Postgraduate Education Centre, Bristol Royal Infirmary (http://www.bmsc.co.uk/)

Travel: No car-parking arrangements are available at the Bristol Royal Infirmary. There are NCP car parks available 10 minutes away by foot. Good bus and train links are available to Bristol and the BRI. Trainees are advised to plan their travel 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 module to trainees, who attend, for their portfolio.

Trainee feedback: Trainees will be asked to provide anonymised feedback on each module. 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 this course requires a trainee to complete an explanation form (Non-Attendance Form) which is available on-line at the School website and is returnable to Chad Elliott at the School of Surgery.