General Surgery



Date: Tuesday 21 March 2023

Times: 5.30pm – FREE Networking Curry (Limited Places available)

6.15pm – 8.00pm  – Keynote Speakers

Location: ICENI Centre, Colchester Hospital

FREE to attend.

Topic Include:

  • Overview of Genomic Medicine in the NHS
  • Genetic Testing in disorders of Neurodevelopment
  • Medicines optimisation through genomics
  • Integrating GM into our daily practice, applications and challenges

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, IOC & CBD Exploration Course


Tuesday 13 June 2023

Course Fee:

Non ESNEFT: £395

ESNEFT and East of England Trainees: £200

Suitable for:

Senior Registrar & higher level trainees

Course Directors:

Ms Nienke Warnaar, Consultant Surgeon

Course Includes:

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 Normal Cholecystectomy, Difficulties and Troubleshooting, Common Bile Duct Stones and Laparoscopic Choledochoscopy.

Delegate comments from our most recent course:

  • Very good faculty. Excellent technology great quality images and explanation. Overall very helpful.
  • Very well organised. Courteous, helpful staff, excellent presentation. Must for every one dealing with Gall bladder surgery.

This course has been accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons of England for 6 CPD Points

This course was quality assured by the Royal College of Surgeons,

Nienke Warnaar

Nienke Warnaar

Course Leader

Introduction to Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Course

Course Date: Friday 02 June 2023

Fee: £450 (reduced rate for ESNEFT staff & Dukes Club members)

Course duration: 1 Day

Level: FY2 – ST4

Programme includes:

  • History of endoscopy
  • Layout of endoscopy unit
  • Equipment & functionality
  • Patient preparation
  • Analgesia & sedation
  • Common pathology
  • JAG & training pathways

Plus hands-on VR and box trainer endoscopy simulator sessions

Consultant Greg Wynn

Consultant Greg Wynn

Course Lead

Gastrointestinal Anastomosis Workshop

NEW Date: Summer 2023 TBC
Course duration: 1 day

Course fee: £250

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

The Royal College of Surgeons of England have awarded up to 6 CPD points for this course.

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.

Delegate Feedback from our most recent course:

  • “Excellent. Faculty had a lovely manner.”
  • “Great faculty. Lots of practical sessions.”
  • “Really good course. I am impressed by the faculty. I would definitely recommend this course to my colleagues.”
Adam Farquharson

Adam Farquharson

Course Leader

Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair

Dates: 18 May 2023 **FULLY BOOKED** You can still register your interest below as places may become available

Suitable for: Senior registrars and junior consultants

Course fee: £450

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, 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 & Suturing tuition
  • Personal feedback on performance, with advice for further practice

This course has been accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons of England for 5.5 CPD Points

This course was quality assured by the Royal College of Surgeons,

Greg Wynn

Greg Wynn

Course Leader

Complex Abdominal Wall Repair

Date: TBC

Day 1 Venue: Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford Campus, followed by overnight stay at the Atlantic Hotel

Day 2 Venue: Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford Campus

Please note delegates must their own travel arrangements to the venues.

Course Fee: £500 includes one night’s accommodation and a course evening meal at a Restaurant close to Hotel

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,

Toby Hammond

Toby Hammond

Course Leader
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