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Helping Surgeons when things go wrong

6th August 2020 at 20:00 GMT+1


Surgeons are affected by adverse events. There is a paucity of data on the impact of adverse events on UK surgeons, on the factors that affect the degree and nature of this impact, and on the interventions that might ameliorate this impact either before or after an adverse event. This presentation will include early results of a UK survey and details of an RCT to evaluate the effectiveness of resilience training for surgical trainees.


Kevin J Turner MA DM FRCS(Urol)

Kevin Turner was appointed as a Consultant Urological Surgeon in Bournemouth in 2007 and is a Visiting Professor at Bournemouth University. He trained in Urology in Oxford, Edinburgh and Melbourne. His clinical interests are in urological cancer, particularly resectional surgery for pelvic cancer and robotic / minimally invasive surgery. He was elected an Hunterian Professor of the Royal College of Surgeons of England whilst still a trainee, was awarded the European Association of Urology Thesis Award for his research in renal cancer, and is co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Urological Surgery. In 2015 he co-founded the Bournemouth Adverse Events Research Team with colleagues in the Department of Psychology at Bournemouth University. The aim of the team is to generate original research data concerning the impact of adverse events on surgeons and to develop and trial novel interventions designed to ameliorate that impact. The team launched a national survey of all UK surgeons to investigate the impact of adverse events and is currently trialling a work-place based intervention to enhance psychological flexibility and resilience.


This will be made available to RCSEd Fellows, Members and Affiliates following the live webinar on 6th August 2020.


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