Sustaining Surgical Training Utilising the Independent Sector

7th September 2020

Given the significant impact of the COVID pandemic on delivery of surgical services, it is widely accepted that this has had a profound effect on opportunities for surgical training. As the NHS remobilises clinical services, we need to ensure training opportunities for surgical trainees are optimised.

Many Trusts and Health Boards are now incorporating non-NHS facilities and significant elective surgical work is now being undertaken in the independent sector. To ensure ongoing trainee progression, every effort must be made to ensure training is incorporated in surgical remobilisation and any reconfiguration plans using these facilities.

This webinar will discuss the challenges and opportunities for surgical training utilising the independent sector.


Our panellists include:

  • Professor Rowan Parks
    Consultant HPB Surgeon, RCSEd Vice-President
  • Mr Tim Graham
    Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, RCSEd Council Member & Chair of Standards
  • Professor Namita Kumar
    Postgraduate Dean, Health Education England North East
  • Mr Gareth Griffiths
    Chair of JCST
  • Ms Karen J Lindsay
    Plastic Surgery Registrar, RCSEd Trainees Committee Member
  • Mr Kenneth MacKenzie
    Urology Registrar, RCSEd Trainees Committee Member


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