Education and Training
Education and training is vital for successful service delivery and safe, effective, surgical care. Read on for an overview of the College’s role, the Intercollegiate role and commissioning and delivery at national and regional level.
The College's role
We also quality assure events and courses and also accredit post-CCT fellowships.
The College has an established regional infrastructure to support the delivery of postgraduate training and education, underpinned by its regional representatives.
The intercollegiate role
The Joint Committee on Surgical Training (JCST) is an advisory body to the four surgical Royal Colleges of the UK and Ireland for all matters related to surgical training and works closely with the Surgical Specialty Associations in Great pitain and Ireland. The JCST is the parent body for all Specialty Advisory Committees (SACs) responsible for surgical specialties.
Regional and national
Health Education England is the new body set up to oversee the commissioning and delivery of health education across all specialties.
At the local level, LETBs are responsible for the training and education of NHS staff, both clinical and non-clincical, within their area.
The Education Outcomes Framework sets the outcomes that the Secretary of State expects to be delivered from the reformed education and training system, to be led by HEE and LETBs. It will be used to measure improvements in education, training and workforce development and the impact on the quality and safety of services for patients.
Information and support available
The College is developing information to CCGs and LETBs to help them in discharging their responsibilities for assuring the quality of education and training through:
- JSCT quality indicators and trainee survey
- Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Programme (ISCP) data, where in future, identification of assessment benchmarks will be available on a national basis, using data from workplace-based assessment tools