Course/Event Details Course/Event Details

  • Course/Event Dates: Sat, 28 October 2017 - Tue, 31 October 2017
    Course/Event Status: Less than 3 places available (2)
    Location: Inverness
    Convenor: Miss Morag Hogg, Consultant General Surgeon, Raigmore Hospital Inverness
  • CPD Points: 0

Fees Structure Fee Structure

  • Course Fee & Outdoor Activity: £630.00
  • Course Fee: £600.00
  • I am currently a CT1 in a West or East of Scotland Training Programme (Fee will be paid by NES) Please note the £80.00 is returnable on completion of the course **: £80.00
  • Outdoor Activity : £30.00

Contact Details Contact

Relevant Grades Relevant Grades

  • CT1
  • ST1


These Surgical Boot Camps are a joint collaboration of NHS Highland, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. They aim to define and accelerate the acquisition of key technical and non-technical skills at the start of a surgical career, hence they are the recommended introductory course for both of the Scottish Core Surgical Training Programmes. CT1 or ST1 trainees from elsewhere may apply to go on a waiting list for those few places that may occasionally be unused by the Scottish Core Surgical Training programmes. If place available, fee will be £750. Further details available at

Target Audience

CT1/ST1. Priority is given to Scottish IST Core Surgical Trainees.

Learning Style

SKILLS TAUGHT: 1) Non-technical skills for surgeons. 2) "From basic to intermediate surgical skills": eg bowel anastomosis and tendon repair. 3) Communication Skills for Surgeons: interpersonal, spoken and written. 4) How to lead a ward round. 5) Written communication that works. 6) Handling and writing the evidence. 7) How to get the most from your trainer.

Aims & Objectives

To accelerate the acquisition of key technical and non-technical skills at the start of a career in Surgery - skills formerly learned only by apprenticeship, but now better taught.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:- 1) Demonstrate a knowledge of Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons and apply these in their own practice. 2) Perform a series of anastomoses and/or other intermediate surgical tasks in simulation. 3) Describe how to get the most from a training post. 4) More confidently and safely lead a ward round. 5) Dictate or write operation notes and clinic letters. 6) Better handle some difficult interactions with patients or colleagues. 7) Instinctively apply evidence to day-to-day practice.

Associated Documents

Additional Information Cancellation fee will be £40. No refunds will be given within 3 weeks of the course dates.

Participant Feedback

1) Experienced staff, beautiful location and facilities, great fun and team spirit, overall fantastic course. 2) It was the most enjoyable course I’ve done. 3) I started a new rotation and had to lead a ward round. ... Instead of feeling stressed I was able to control the distractions using your tips. 4) The simulations felt so real, I could be myself. I didn't have to act. 5) The enthusiasm, humour and hard work of faculty was infectious. 6) The bootcamp was excellent. It was well measured in the combination of technical and non-technical skills. ... The anastamosis sessions were excellent - the repetition is not readily available in clinical practice. 7) I genuinely feel more capable and comfortable in my job since bootcamp.

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