Human Factors Training--Core Surgical Trainees

Category: Training - Core - Human Factor Training

Date: November 9th 2016 9:00am until 5:00pm

Location: Bristol Medical Simulation Centre, Post Graduate Education Centre, Bristol Royal Infirmary BS2 8AE

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For all Core Trainees (both Core Surgery-General and Core T&O). Of note: The expectation is all Core Trainees will have taken a Human Factors course by the end of their Core Training. (The next course date is: TBA)



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.


Maximum of 18 places.


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.


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.


Failure to attend this course 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.



Additional information

For further information, contact Chad Elliott at

Of note: Human Factors Training will soon be part of the ISCP curriculum and is likely to become a requirement for CCT. Don’t miss out on this exciting and invaluable training opportunity.


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