Optimising surgical training through COVID-19

29th June 2020


This webinar will provide an opportunity to hear how trainees and trainers should maximise training opportunities and experiences to facilitate progression in training, particularly in a period when surgical activity has been and continues to be significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

There will be a chance to learn about opportunities to enable flexibility in training and to prospectively develop a strong ePortfolio. Trainees have understandable anxieties and questions about their own professional development and future opportunities, and this will be an opportunity to hear from others and seek answers to their queries and concerns.


Our panel includes:

  • Mr Bill Allum
    Consultant Surgeon Royal Marsden NHS FT, Chair Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Flexibility working group, Past chair Joint Committee on Surgical Training.
  • Mr David Large
    Clinical lead for the e-Logbook. TPD for T&O in the West of Scotland for 8y and 5y as Member and latterly chair of the T&O SAC. Used logbook data extensively to quality assure training both as TPD and SAC member.
  • Mr Gregory Ekatah
    Scottish Clinical Leadership Fellow, Registrar in Colorectal Surgery.
  • Professor Rowan Parks
    Consultant HPB Surgeon, RCSEd Vice-President.
  • Mr Timothy Graham
    Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, RCSEd Council Member & Chair of Standards.


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