Surgery-in-General CT2 Clinical Skills Training

Category: Training - Core Surgery

Date: November 21st 2014 8:30am until 5:00pm

Location: Redwood Education Centre, Gloucester Royal Hospital, Gloucester GL1 3NN

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Compulsory for all CT (including LATs) on the ‘SiG’ (surgery in general) programme. All SiG CT’s will have to attend a CT1 and CT2 training day in the relevant years through the programme.


Each core clinical skills day is run twice throughout the year to allow choice in attendance. (The other CT2 date is the 19.09.2014 in Gloucester).


Core skills days are linked to the ISCP curriculum and use simulation and seminar based formats to teach commonly used clinical skills. These can be linked to simulation based WBA’s and the main themes are consistent in the CT1/2 training days regardless of geographical location in which they are given.

CT2 themes – Varicose veins, hernia repair, arterial anastomosis, GI anastomosis (inc. rectal stapling), negative pressure dressing and laparoscopic skills.


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

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Miss Caroline Rodd

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 Surgical Skills 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.


Failure to attend a module requires a trainee to complete an explanation form which and is returnable to Chad Elliott at the School of Surgery.


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