Surgery-in-General CT1 & CT2 Clinical Skills Training (Gloucester)

Category: Training - Core Surgery

Date: March 3rd 2017 9:00am until 4:30pm

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

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For all CT1 and CT2 Surgery-in-General trainees. The other course (which is in Taunton) date is 28.04.2017. The expectation is all trainees will attend both the Gloucester and Taunton clinical skills training days over their two years of Core Training. (Please also be sure to enter your email address correctly as you may receive course-related correspondence via that address.)



Compulsory for all CTs (including LATs) on the ‘SiG’ (surgery in general) programme. All SiG CT’s will need to attend both the clinical skills training day in Gloucester and in Taunton over their two years of core training.


The Gloucester and Taunton days will both be run once annually.


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.

Themes – Wounds, Stomas, Vascular anastomosis, GI anastomosis, CVP lines, USS guided breast biopsy, PR and catheterisation 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 Sarah Vestey



09:00 Registration/Tea & Coffee

09:30 Stations

10:15 Stations

11:00 Tea & Coffee

11:30 Stations

12:15 Stations

13:00 Stations

13:45 Lunch

14:30 Stations

15:15 Stations

16:00 Close

Lecture Hall

  • A1 Varicose Veins and Vascular Anastomosis
  • A2 Breast Core Biopsy and Fine Needle Aspiration
  • A3 Testicular torsion and Suprapubic Catheter Insertion
  • A4 VAC Dressings and Stomas


Room G2

  • B1 GI Anastomosis
  • B2 Rectal Stapling 
  • B3 Central Line Insertion


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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