North West School of Surgery - Core Surgical Training

North West Core Surgical Training

 

  

Welcome to Core Surgical Training in the North West

 

 

The purpose of Core Surgical Training is to allow the trainee to develop the basic and fundamental surgical skills common to all surgical specialties, together with a few specialty-specific surgical skills.

 

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Core Surgical training in HEE North West is divided between two sectors. Please select one of the following for further information on each sector:

East Sector (North Western) – Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria (former North Western Deanery)

West Sector (Mersey) - Cheshire and Merseyside (former Mersey Deanery)

 

 

 
Core Surgical Training Teaching Programme

 

 

From August 2018 there will be a single teaching programme for Core Surgical Training. Teaching will take place at different venues across the North West.

  • CT1/ST1 and CT2/ST2 teaching to take place on separate days to allow for cross cover within departments.
  • Teaching will take place for a full day once a month.
  • CT1/ST1 teaching will be the 2nd Wednesday of every month.
  • CT1/ST2 teaching will be the 4th Wednesday of every month.

 

Attendance at teaching is mandatory and trainees are required to attend a minimum of 70% (8 full teaching sessions).

 

Core Surgical Training Teaching Dates 2019/2020

Month CT1/ST1 Teaching Date (8am to 4pm) CT2/ST2 Teaching Date (8am to 4pm)
August 2019 Wednesday 14 August 2019 (HEE NW Induction) Wednesday 28 August 2019
September 2019 Wednesday 11 September 2019 Wednesday 25 September 2019
October 2019 Wednesday 9 October 2019 Wednesday 23 October 2019
November 2019 Wednesday 13 November 2019 Wednesday 27 November 2019
December 2019 Wednesday 11 December 2019 Wednesday 11 December 2019 (Joint with CT1/ST1s due to Christmas)
January 2020 Wednesday 8 January 2020 Wednesday 22 January 2020
February 2020 Wednesday 12 February 2020 Wednesday 26 February 2020
March 2020 Wednesday 11 March 2020 Wednesday 25 March 2020
April 2020 Wednesday 8 April 2020 Wednesday 22 April 2020
May 2020 Wednesday 13 May 2020 Wednesday 27 May 2020
June 2020 Wednesday 10 June 2020 Wednesday 24 June 2020

 

Other Mandatory Courses for CT1/ST1 (Full Day Courses)
August Essential Surgical Skills

Monday 12 August 2019
Wednesday 21 August 2019

Anatomy Bootcamp

Wednesday 4 September 2019
Wednesday 29 January 2020
Wednesday 1 April 2020

  

Other Mandatory Courses for CT2/ST2 (Full Day Courses)
Human Factors Course

Friday 4th October 2019
Tuesday 3rd December 2019
Monday 9th December 2019
(2 extra sessions dates TBC)

Anatomy Bootcamp

Only for CT2/ST2 trainees who have not passed MRCS Exam

Wednesday 4 September 2019
Wednesday 29 January 2020
Wednesday 1 April 2020

 

Core Surgical Training Teaching Dates 2020/2021 *NEW* added 16 June 2020

Month CT1/ST1 Teaching Date
(8.30am to 4.30pm)
CT2/ST2 Teaching Date
(8.30am to 4.30pm)
August 2020 Wednesday 12 August 2020
HEE NW Induction mandatory
for CT1/ST1 to attend
Wednesday 26 August 2020
September 2020 Wednesday 9 September 2020 Wednesday 23 September 2020
October 2020 Wednesday 14 October 2020 Wednesday 28 October 2020
November 2020 Wednesday 11 November 2020 Wednesday 25 November 2020
December 2020 Wednesday 9 December 2020
Joint Teaching session for all trainees
January 2021 Wednesday 13 January 2021 Wednesday 27 January 2021
February 2021 Wednesday 10 February 2021 Wednesday 24 February 2021
March 2021 Wednesday 10 March 2021 Wednesday 24 March 2021
April 2021 Wednesday 14 April 2021 Wednesday 28 April 2021
May 2021 Wednesday 12 May 2021 Wednesday 26 May 2021
June 2021 Wednesday 9 June 2021 Wednesday 23 June 2021
July 2021 Wednesday 7 July 2021 Wednesday 21 July 2021

 

Other Mandatory Courses for CT1/ST1 (Full Day Courses)
Essential Surgical Skills for CT1/ST1

Thursday 13 August 2020
Friday 14 August 2020
Monday 17 August 2020

Trainees will be allocated to one of the three sessions above

Other mandatory courses to be organised with dates to be confirmed.

  

For further information, please visit the North West Core Surgical Training Website or email coresurgery@mft.nhs.uk

  

 

 
Core Surgical Training Curriculum

 

 

external link icon For the most up to date syllabus and curriculum, please visit the ISCP website

external link icon JCST Ce rtification Guidelines

   

 

 
HEE North West Programme Support for Core Surgical Training

 

 

Angela McMahon, Programme Support Officer

Angela McMahon is based at our Manchester Office at Three Piccadilly Place.

Tel: 0161 268 9513

Email: angela.mcmahon@hee.nhs.uk

 

 

 
National Core Surgical Training and IST (Improving Surgical Training) Pilot Recruitment

 

 

National Recruitment for Core Surgical Training is managed by HEE London and the South East. Recruitment to the IST pilots and ENT run-through pilots is part of Core Surgical Training Recruitment. Interviews for the August 2019 intake will take place between 14 and 25 January 2019. Recruitment to OMFS run-through training is part of OMFS recruitment, see our OMFS pages for details.

 

external link icon Click here to go to HEE London and the South East's Recruitment website

external link icon Click here to go to the National HEE Recruitment Website (includes Timelines, Guidance, Competition Ratios etc.)

external link icon CT1 Person specifications

external link icon JCST: Surgical selection in the UK

 

August 2020 Recruitment - Track Information

pdf icon East Sector (North Western) Provisional Indicative Tracks for August 2020 (exluding run-thorugh specialties) *NEW* added 8 January 2020

pdf icon East Sector (North Western) Provisional Indicative Tracks for August 2020 (run-through specialties except Neurosurgery) *NEW* added 8 January 2020

pdf icon West Sector (Mersey) Provisional Indicative Tracks for August 2020 (exluding run-thorugh specialties) *NEW* added 13 January 2020

pdf icon West Sector (Mersey) Provisional Indicative Tracks for August 2020 (run-through specialties except Neurosurgery) *NEW* added 13 January 2020

 

CT1/ST1 Recruitment Numbers 2020

Specialty East Sector West Sector
Core Surgical Training (non-run-through posts) 44 17
Cardio-thoracic Surgery run-through (not recruited through Core Surgery recruitment) 1 1
General Surgery run-through (IST) 2 2
Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery run-through (not recruited through Core Surgery recruitment) 1 1
Otolaryngology run-through 0 1
Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery run-through (IST) 2 2
Urology run-through (IST) 1 1
Vascular Surgery run-through (IST) 0 0

 

 

 
Links

 

 

external link icon 2018 Core Surgery Applicant Guide

external link icon British Orthopaedic Association

external link icon Royal College of Surgeons of England

external link icon ENT UK

external link icon The British Association of Urological Surgeons

external link icon European Association of Urology

external link icon British Association of Paediatric Surgeons

external link icon Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland

external link icon British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons

external link icon The Vascular Society for Great Britain and Ireland

   

 

 
HEE North West Links

 

 

Training Support Network

SuppoRTT (Supported Return to Training)

Study Leave | Email: studyleave.nw@hee.nhs.uk

Out of Programme (OOP) information

Less Than Full Time (LTFT) Training

Policies and Procedures

Revalidation | Form R Part A | Form R Part B | Email: revalidation.nw@hee.nhs.uk

Leadership courses (Medical Leadership Fellowships, Postgraduate Module in Medical Leadership)

Education courses (PG Certificate in Workplace Based Postgraduate Medical Education Fellowship) | Email: educatordevelopment.nw@hee.nhs.uk

Careers advice

Intra-LETB Transfer Policy for transferring between sectors within HEE NW (on Policies and Procedures page)

 


Page Last Updated 16 June 2020

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