Alternative surgical training model will be trialled from 2018

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: (Published 13 April 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j1883
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. BMJ Careers

A new programme for surgical training will be trialled by 19 trusts and hospitals from August 2018, the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has said.

Earlier this month the RCS and Health Education England (HEE) published the names of 18 trusts and hospitals that will be piloting a new training programme for general surgery.1 An additional site is planned for Scotland but the location is yet to be confirmed.

Ian Eardley, vice president of the RCS and chair of its improving surgical training working group, said that the pilots will recruit at core trainee year 1 level. Trainees …

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