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Training Days – South West Higher Surgical Trainees

Training Days

The next training days will be published very soon

The locations, topics and further information can be accessed here. Please join the Twitter feed for live updates and reminders for the training days.

Laparoscopic Training Day

Programme for 24 November 2017 FINAL 25092017

Upper GI training day 7.6.17 Benign OG Topics

UGI bleeding STR copy(1)


February 2016

22nd February 2016 at The Royal United Hospital Bath

The day plans to include:

A Hernia Masterclass

Thyroid, parathyroid and other Endocrinology Surgery

Passing your FRCS – Key tips and hints from a Gold Medal Winner

FRCS Viva Practice with FRCS examiners

Breast Surgery – Diagnosis to treatment

Trainee Forum

Laparoscopic suturing refresher

Further details will be confirmed shortly but please book your study leave now and register to attend by emailing by Friday 12th February.


October 2015

Southwest ST3 Surgical Bootcamp Programme

October 12, 13th & 14th based at the BRI Education Centre, Vesalius Centre for Clinical Anatomy and the Bristol Medical Simulation Centre .

This is a mandatory part of your training that will involve an intensive three days of essential skills training essential for your development as a surgical specialist trainee.  The three day course will take place in Bristol and will be a simulation rich programme including Human Factors Training, Non-Technical Skills for Surgeon, Region Specific Information and a Cadaveric Training Day with Consultant Faculty (more details at The course is free and all ST3s must attend and therefore apply for study leave asap

The 8th Annual ALS Laparoscopic Training Day 30th October MPH – Free event and registration required
This event is being supported by the HESW Trainee Training Team and includes live operating, presentations and a free lunch with expert faculty including Prof Rockall, Prof Toogood and Mr Sedman.  The day will cover TEP and TAPP hernia repairs, Prof Toogoods’ How I Perform a Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, TME and reverse TME.
The ALS Southwest Trainees Laparoscopic Skill Prize is also on offer for the winner of the knot  tying competition.
To register contact Rosemarie Clark at or call (01823) 342430