General Surgery

Gastrointestinal Anastomosis Workshop

Date: Date TBC
Course duration: 1 day

Course fee: £175

Suitable for: FY2 – ST2 trainees who have successfully completed a RCS Basic Surgical Skills course


Course Director: Mr Adam Farquharson Consultant Surgeon

This one day workshop provides exposure to the theoretical principles and practical techniques of gastrointestinal anastomosis. It gives an opportunity to perform a variety of surgical procedures on tissue models with modern anastomotic technologies under the guidance of Consultant Surgeons, with a high trainer to trainee ratio. It then places these techniques within the context of surgical practice and identifies clinical situations where a deeper knowledge of these relevant aspects leads to improved peri-operative care.

The workshop has been designed to introduce surgical trainees to more advanced surgical skills in the controlled workshop environment, simulating those operative situations in which they would be expected to be proficient when performing duties as a Registrar on call. The workshop will follow the format of structured training courses that form an integral part of current postgraduate surgical training, and the sessions are delivered over a one day course to maximise learning opportunities with minimum impact on study leave allowance.

The workshop is intensively taught and has an emphasis on detailed personal feedback to identify areas of strength and areas for development. Importantly, the skills obtained will be directly applicable to participants’ clinical practice on return to their workplace for all surgical specialties but in particular those currently placed in gastrointestinal surgical units.

A certificate will be presented to those participants who successfully complete the Workshop. Course fees include all tuition, surgical equipment, lunch and all refreshments.

Recent Delegate Feedback:

  • Excellent overall
  • Extremely useful course At the correct level, meets the need of a CT2 in general surgery and offers very good preparation for ST3 job. Very approachable and very high experienced faculty providing constructive feedback.
  • Really brilliant course, excellent faculty, great opportunity to learn and practice anastomoses. Thanks

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Bile Duct & Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Course

Dates: 3rd July 2019 and 6th November 2019

Course Fee: £385

Course Directors: Mr Donald Menzies, Consultant Surgeon

This one day intensive course is aimed at more senior specialist registrars and consultants who want to learn about exploration of the common bile duct. The course includes ‘the difficult gallbladder’ and ‘on-table cholangiography’.

  • All staff involved were tremendously friendly and helpful
  • Learnt about little tricks you need to successfully do CBD explorations
  • Answered questions to the full and covered all important aspects
  • Well organsied and enthusiastic team
  • Very good and relevant, thoroughly enjoyable

This course has been accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons of England for 7 CPD Points

This course was quality assured by the Royal College of Surgeons, www.rcseng.ac.uk/courses

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Complex Abdominal Wall Repair

2018 Dates: New Date TBC

Email: ICENI@colchesterhospital.nhs.uk to be added in the waiting list

Day 1 Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, London Stansted Airport (March, October & November courses)
Holiday Inn Hotel, London Stansted Airport (June course)

Day 2 Venue: Evelyn Surgical Training Centre, Cambridge
Please note delegates must their own travel arrangements to the venues. The Evelyn Surgical Training Centre is a 40 minute drive from the Radisson Blu Hotel, via the M11.

Course Fee: £350 includes one night’s accommodation and a course evening meal at the Hotel on Day 1

This 1 and a half day course covers all aspects of the management of incisional hernias. The first half day is devoted to didactic lectures on the technical factors that lead to incisional hernia, classification of hernias and how hernia care is evolving, There will also be discussion of difficult and challenging cases and a session on pre-operative planning and anaesthetic assessment

The second day is in the cadaver laboratory and will allow delegates to perform a Rives-Stoppa incisional hernia repair and both anterior and posterior component separation and parastomal hernia repair.

The course will be delivered by 5 expert faculty and places are limited to 10 delegates.

This course has been accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons of England for 7.5 CPD Points

This course was quality assured by the Royal College of Surgeons, www.rcseng.ac.uk/courses

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Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair

Dates: 2019 TBC

Course fee: £150

Suitable for: senior registrars and junior consultants

Email ICENI@colchesterhospital.nhs.uk to be added for waiting list

This 1-day intensive course is aimed at senior registrars and junior consultants who want to explore the different methods of Groin Hernia Repair.

The day incorporates and encourages discussion, review of surgical experience with peers, live demonstration of TEPP and TAP hernia repair, interaction with expert surgeons on technique followed by suturing tuition and practical experience with dissection and mesh placement in our state-of-the-art laparoscopic skills lab. Features include:

  • Hands-on practice using fresh tissue
  • Personal feedback on performance, with advice for further practice

This course has been accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons of England for 7 CPD Points

This course was quality assured by the Royal College of Surgeons, www.rcseng.ac.uk/courses

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