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RCS England/ASiT Innovation Skills Course

Why take this course?

With the rapid development of surgical technologies, it is important to develop members of the surgical team with skills in innovation, so that as a workforce we are better placed to progress use of the latest technologies to improve patient care and training in surgery. The RCS ASiT England Innovation Skills Course aims to bring together surgeons, surgeons in training, medical students and professionals from multiple disciplines (e.g., engineering) to equip them with the tools and skills to allow them to bridge the gap between industry, academia and clinical surgery to facilitate a career in surgical innovation.

Discounted rates available for RCS England Members and ASiT Members, more details are under Additional Information below.

  • £749.00
  • 2 days days
  • 12.00 CPD Points
2 days days
12.00 CPD Points


  • Surgical trainers
  • Surgical trainees
  • Allied healthcare professionals
  • Members of the extended surgical team
  • Foundation doctors & medical students interested in surgery
  • Industry & interdisciplinary professionals (e.g. Business, Engineering, Computer Scientists, Academics etc.)

Learning Outcomes

  • Summarise and employ the principles for innovation in healthcare to solve unmet needs in surgery;
  • Describe the process from developing an idea to introducing a solution in healthcare;
  • Critically appraise emerging healthcare technologies;
  • Work collaboratively with interdisciplinary professionals;
  • Explain and utilise innovation methodologies including the hackathon process;


The course will combine lectures from industry experts, academics and surgical innovators with hands-on guided innovation sessions where you will work with teams to develop potential innovation solutions to real-world.

Additional Information

Discounted rates available for ASiT Members

As an ASiT partnership event, there is a special discounted rate for ASiT members (£250). Please apply and verify your ASiT membership using an application form. Please note, you will need an RCS England account to complete this form and request a place.

Discounted rates available for RCS England Members

RCS England Members are entitled to a 20% discount on the standard price. This will be applied automatically at the point of booking. 

This event is inspired by the recently published Future of Surgery: Technology Enhanced Surgical Training (FOS:TEST) report

Topics covered on this course:

  • Core Surgical Innovation Skills
  • Innovation Management Practices
  • Identifying Unmet Surgical Needs
  • Robotics, Sustainable Surgery, Immersive Technologies, AI & Digital Literacy
  • Innovation Pipelines in the NHS
  • Building Interdisciplinary Teams
  • Developing Business Cases
  • Generating Evidence for your Innovation
  • Intellectual Property and Law in Innovation 
  • Pitching for investment

Booking Options

There are currently no dates available for this course