Surgical Skills Day

Category: Training - Core Surgery

Date: May 23rd 2019

Location: Gloucester Royal Hospital GL1 3NN

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For all CT1 and CT2 Surgery-in-General trainees.  The expectation is all trainees will attend 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 the clinical skills training day  over their two years of core training.


The  days will both be run once annually.

Objectives & Programme

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.



 Registration and coffee,

 10:00 - 11.30


 11:30 - 12.00

 Tea & Coffee break

 12:00 - 13:30


 13:30 - 14:15

 Lunch in Dining Room

 14:15 – 16:45





 The day will consist of four stations: small bowel anastomoses, vascular anastomoses, testicular tortion model and breast teaching.


The operative teaching will be using animal bowel and testicles and prosthetic vascular grafts. We anticipate trainees to be able to perform most if not all of an anastomosis under supervision as station times have been lengthened to allow longer for teaching.


We are anticipating the day to be sponsored and provide drinks and lunch.



 Parking is not included, but there is access to cheap all day parking at the London road end of Great Western Road (£3.20), or in the visitor car parks of the hospital.


 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



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