We use cookies to track usage and optimise user experience. By continuing to browse and use the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

NOTSS Publication List

Peer reviewed publications

Crossley J, Marriott J, Purdie H, Beard JD. 2011. Prospective observational study to evaluate NOTSS (Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons) for assessing trainees' non-technical performance in the operating theatre. British Journal of Surgery, 98, 1010-1020

Yule S, Rowley D, Flin R, Maran N, Youngson GG, Duncan J, Paterson‐Brown S. 2009. Experience matters: Comparing novice and expert ratings of non‐technical skills using the NOTSS system. ANZ Journal of Surgery,  79, 154‐160.

Yule, S., Flin, R., Maran, N., Rowley, D. R., Youngson, G. G., & Paterson-Brown, S. 2008. Surgeons' non-technical skills in the operating room: Reliability testing of the NOTSS behaviour rating system. World Journal of Surgery, 32, 548-556.

Yule, S., Flin, R., Rowley, D., Mitchell, A., Youngson, G.G., Maran, N. and Paterson-Brown, S. 2008. Debriefing surgical trainees on non-technical skills (NOTSS). Cognition, Technology & Work, 10, 265-274.

Flin, R., Youngson, G. G., & Yule, S. 2007. How do surgeons make intraoperative decisions? Quality and Safety in Healthcare, 16, 235-239

Flin, R., Yule, S., Paterson-Brown, S., Maran, N., Rowley, D. R., & Youngson, G. G. 2007. Teaching surgeons about non-technical skills. The Surgeon, 5, 86-89.

Yule, S., Flin, R., Paterson-Brown, S. & Maran, N. 2006. Non-technical skills for surgeons: a review of the literature. Surgery, 139, 140-149.

Yule, S., Flin, R., Paterson-Brown, S., Maran, N., & Rowley D. 2006. Development of a rating system for surgeons' non-technical skills. Medical Education, 40, 1098-1104.

Flin, R., Yule, S., McKenzie, L., Paterson-Brown, S., & Maran, N. 2006. Attitudes to teamwork and safety in the operating theatre. The Surgeon, 4, 145-151


Surgeons' News articles

Yule S, Wilkinson J. 2009. Test of Cultures: NOTSS in Japan. Surgeons' News,3.

Flin R & Yule S. 2005. Advances in patient safety: Non-technical skills in surgery. Surgeons' News, 4:85-87

Flin R & Paterson-Brown S. 2005. Lessons from the aviation industry. Surgeons' News, 4:38

Yule S, Flin R, Parterson-Brown S & Maran N. 2004. Critical thinking: Non-technical skills in surgery. Surgeons' News, 23:75-76.


Book chapters

Yule S and Paterson-Brown S. Surgeons' non-technical skills. In: ed Sanchez JA. Patient Safety. Surgical Clinics of North America.  Elsevier Inc. 2012 pp37-50

Yule S et al. 2002‐2008. Development of the NOTSS behaviour rating system.  In R Flin, L Mitchell (Eds).  Safer Surgery: Analysing Behaviour in the Operating Theatre 2009. Ashgate Publishing


back to top of page