Core Knowledge Training Day 2

Category: Training - Core - Knowledge Training

Date: December 16th 2011 9:00am until 5:00pm

Location: Postgraduate Centre, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol


Date; Friday 16th December

Time; 9am to 5pm

Topics; Burns, Neurosurgery, Plastics and Transplantation

Venue; Postgraduate Centre, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol

Convenor; Mr Najib Kadi


The programme for core surgical training day on the 16th of December:

09.00- 09.35 Principles of skin cover R Tillett

09.35-10.15 Soft tissue infection T Burge

10.15-10.30 Questions and Coffee

10.30-11.05 Burns C Estela

11.05-11.40 Skin lessions C Estela

11.40-11.55 Questions and Coffee

11.55-12.30 Principles of hand trauma S Holt


1.30 - 1.35 Introduction to neurosugery K Aquilina

1.35 - 2.15 Traumatic brain injury and elevated intracranial pressure - principles of management K Aquilina

2.15 - 3.00 Neuroanatomy - a brief update for surgical exams K Abhinav

3.00 - 3.15 Questions and Coffee

3.15 - 3.45 Brain tumours - an overview of diagnosis, pathology, managment and outcomes S Jeyaretna

3.45 - 4.30 Spinal injuries - a review N Patel, D Ramnarine



Participants: compulsory attendance at the 5 Core Knowledge Training Days over the two years of core training for all CTs. (Present CT2s and LATs are expected to attend at least 2 of the 5 days this year).

Availability: Each of the 5 Core Knowledge Training Days will be run every year. Available places will be for up to 45 trainees per training day (except Day 5 limited to 36 places).

Registration: On-line at the Severn School of Surgery website.

Objective: To provide education and knowledge acquisition for clinical topics and professional topics that reinforces the ISCP curriculum. These training days do not a comprehensively cover the ISCP curriculum but are there to encourage learning and provide an insight into areas of practice that trainees may not otherwise be exposed to, have training opportunities in, or have had no previous experience of.

Dates and venues:


Date; Friday 11th November 2011

Time; 8:30am to 5pm

Topics; Emergency Surgery (to include form the following topics; polytrauma, open fracture and compartment syndrome, vascular emergencies, soft tissue emergencies, urology emergencies, acute abdomen)

Venue; Redwood Education Centre, Gloucester Royal Infirmary, Gloucester


Convenor; Miss Caroline Rodd


Date; Friday 16th December

Time; 9am to 5pm

Topics; Burns, Neurosurgery, Plastics and Transplantation

Venue; Postgraduate Centre, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol


Convenor; Mr Najib Kadi


Date; Friday 20th January 2012

Time; 9:30 am to 5pm

Topics; Palliative Care, Audit and Research, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Venue; Lecture Theatre, Regional Postgraduate Department, Bristol Dental Hospital, The Chapter House, Lower Maudlin Street, Bristol BS1 2LY, UK (behind the Bristol Dental Hospital at UHBFT).


Convenor; Mr Rob Longman


Date: Friday 17th February 2012

Time; 9:30am to 4:30pm

Topics; 1. Half day session on "Reducing Medical Errors"

2. Half day session on "Interview practice for ST3 recruitment round"

Venue; Blackwell Room and Interview Suite, Deanery House,
Unit D, Vantage Office Park,
Old Gloucester Road, 
Bristol BS16 1GW.


Convenor; Mr Mike Williamson and Myles Sinclair


Date; Friday 18th May 2012

Time; 9am to 5pm

Avaliability; Limited to 36 places

Topics; ‘Introduction to medical education- How to teach ‘

Preparation; All participants have to prepare a five minute presentation on a subject of their choice. The choice of subject is absolutely free except is not to be related to surgery or medicine in general. The use of powerpoint is not allowed and the only visual aid available for the talks is 1 piece of A1 paper (provided on the day).

Venue; Medical Education Centre (at Musgrove Academy), Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton


Convenor; Mr James Coulston


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


No car-parking arrangements are provided at the venues. Most hospital venues and the Denaery 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 on-line at the School website and is returnable to Chad Elliott ( at the School of Surgery.


Register to Attend