North West School of Surgery - COVID-19 Information

North West School of Surgery

COVID-19 Information and Resources

Notifying NW School of Surgery of Disruption to Your Training

Please complete the following form with basic details of your disruption to training:

external link icon North West School of Surgery COVID-19 Training Disruption Notification Form


Please keep a more detailed diary of the disruption to your training and upload this to your ISCP portfolio before your next ARCP. Below is an example diary you can use:

Word Document icon COVID-19 disruption Diary

Examination Statements from Exam Boards

PDF icon 13 March 2020 - Joint policy statement from the Royal Surgical Colleges

PDF icon 13 May 2020 - Statement by the JCIE on behalf of the surgical Royal Colleges

External Link Icon 13 May 2020 - Intercollegiate Committee for Basic Surgical Examinations (ICBSE) - COVID-19 and resumption of exam activity


Redeployment to Nightingale Hospitals - Guidance for Postgraduate Medical Trainees

PDF icon HEE North West Guidance for trainees - Nightingale Hospitals

Word Document Icon HEE North West Request to work in a Nightingale Hospital - Application Form

If you would like to be redeployed to a Nightingale Hospital please complete the above application form, including obtaining a signature of approval from your TPD, and return to

MindEd COVID-19 Resilience Hub

Helping front line staff in the NHS and care services manage your own mental health and wellbeing, whilst looking after others during the Covid-19 crisis.

We have drawn together the best advice, tips, from our large panel of international experts to guide you and your team. Created on behalf of Health Education England in partnership with NHS England-Improvement. Supported by Skills For Care, this Hub is for everyone on the front line health and care services.

External Link Icon MindEd COVID-19 Resilience Hub

Managing Responses (COVID and beyond) Webinars

3 June 2020: Grief & Trauma

PDF icon Session Presentation

PDF icon Responding to stress experienced by hospital staff working with Covid-19: guidance for planning early interventions Diagram


Webinar Helpful information:

External Link Icon Flyer

External Link Icon Podcast

External Link Icon Manual

Resources for Surgical Trainees Redeployed to ICM/Respiratory Medicine due to COVID-19

PDF icon King’s Critical Care – Evidence Summary Clinical Management of COVID-19


Other Useful Resources:

External Link Icon e-ICM Modules -

External Link Icon Intensive Care Society Podcast -

External Link Icon The Bottom Line -

External Link Icon Manchester and Mersey Anaesthesia and Critical Care -

External Link Icon Cross-skill training for pandemic COVID-19 -

Other Guidance Sent to Trainees

18 March 2020

PDF icon HEE North West Interim Guidance for Education Faculty and Trainees: Outline principles for management of training during phases of COVID-19

PDF icon Supporting the COVID-19 response: Plans for Management of Medical Training Rotations


19 March 2020

PDF icon Letter from Postgraduate Dean RE: Self-Isolation


25 March 2020

PDF icon Letter from Professor Wendy Reid, Executive Director of Education and Quality, National Medical Director


26 March 2020

PDF icon North West School of Surgery COVID-19 Update - 26 March 2020


9 April 2020

PDF icon Letter from Postgraduate Dean RE: Nightingale Hospital North West


Page Last Updated 28 October 2020