Monthly training days

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Monthly Training Days HST Simulation General Surgery

Monthly training information

Annual simulated sessions will be co-ordinated nationally and run regionally as part of existing monthly training days. The aim is to run 3 sessions annually using a combination of table top decision-making exercises, simulated patient consultations or simulated multi-professional MDTs. These sessions will utilise a combination of face-to-face and on-line meetings. The sessions will allow discussions around complex issues such as consent and capacity or bed flow/management issues. These sessions will mirror those of the HST bootcamp and allow repetition and deliberate practice of skills over phase 2 training.

Each session is aligned to the curricular CiPs and include of some of the generic professional capabilities such as:

  • Professional values & behaviours
  • Health promotion
  • Illness prevention
  • Safeguarding vulnerable groups

Sessions will enable discussion around the Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS) namely situation awareness, decision making, teamwork & communication and leadership; revisiting and practicing elements established within the Scottish IST pilot.

The programme will begin in the 2022/23 training year and will be updated regularly when information becomes available to the NES Simulation Team.

If you have any questions regarding the programme or attending any sessions, please contact

Teams Online Training

All General Surgery trainees will be added to a Teams Channel where all online training sessions can be accessed. There is no need to book the Teams sessions, and attendance will be recorded electronically. Recordings of training sessions are also avaialble via Teams.

Face-to-face Training

Places are limited at face-to-face training sessions and trainees will be required to book in advance. Bookings open when all details are available to the NES Simulation Team and will close 3 days before the event. There will be no charge for trainees and trainees are not required to request study leave separately on Turas.