Improving Surgical Training Forum
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We are working with Health Education England (HEE) to pilot new competence-based, run through surgical training programmes in a number of surgical specialties. The pilot trials improvements in the quality of training, a better balance between service and training for trainees, and professionalisation of the role of the surgical trainers. It also seeks to develop members of the team from other professional backgrounds to work alongside surgical trainees to improve patient care.
You are invited to join others involved in the pilot to spend a day reflecting on the lessons learned in the first year and planning the next steps for this flagship programme.
This is a great opportunity to meet other pilot stakeholders who will offer a chance to discuss solutions, successes and challenges.
The pilot implements many of the changes recommended in the RCS’s Improving Surgical Training report, which was produced in October 2015 with funding from HEE following the independent Shape of Training Review. The IST report found strong evidence-based arguments that surgical training would be improved by:
- providing trainees with a better balance between training and service delivery;
- building cross-specialty and cross-professional competencies;
- improving the quality of training posts by enhancing the role of trainers to enable them to dedicate more time to deliver training;
- adapting different rota designs to allow surgeons to train more during daytime hours;
- developing surgical skills earlier through focused training opportunities, simulation etc. so that time is not wasted, particularly in the early years of surgical training;
- training and developing a workforce from other professions (the wider surgical team) to support trainees to help deliver better patient care and free up their time for more training.
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