Welcome to Core Surgical Training in the North West
The purpose of Core Surgical Training is to allow the trainee to develop the basic and fundamental surgical skills common to all surgical specialties, together with a few specialty-specific surgical skills.
From August 2018 there will be a single teaching programme for Core Surgical Training. Teaching will take place at different venues across the North West.
- CT1/ST1 and CT2/ST2 teaching to take place on separate days to allow for cross cover within departments.
- Teaching will take place for a full day once a month.
- CT1/ST1 teaching will be the 2nd Wednesday of every month.
- CT1/ST2 teaching will be the 4th Wednesday of every month.
Attendance at teaching is mandatory and trainees are required to attend a minimum of 70% (8 full teaching sessions).
Core Surgical Training Teaching Dates 2019/2020 *NEW* - added 9 May 2019
|Month||CT1/ST1 Teaching Date (8am to 4pm)||CT2/ST2 Teaching Date (8am to 4pm)|
|August 2018||Wednesday 14 August 2019 (HEE NW Induction)||Wednesday 28 August 2019|
|September 2018||Wednesday 11 September 2019||Wednesday 25 September 2019|
|October 2018||Wednesday 9 October 2019||Wednesday 23 October 2019|
|November 2018||Wednesday 13 November 2019||Wednesday 27 November 2019|
|December 2018||Wednesday 11 December 2019||Wednesday 11 December 2019 (Joint with CT1/ST1s due to Christmas)|
|January 2019||Wednesday 8 January 2020||Wednesday 22 January 2020|
|February 2019||Wednesday 12 February 2020||Wednesday 26 February 2020|
|March 2019||Wednesday 11 March 2020||Wednesday 25 March 2020|
|April 2019||Wednesday 8 April 2020||Wednesday 22 April 2020|
|May 2019||Wednesday 13 May 2020||Wednesday 27 May 2020|
|June 2019||Wednesday 10 June 2020||Wednesday 24 June 2020|
|Other Mandatory Courses for CT1/ST1 (Full Day Courses)|
|August Essential Surgical Skills||
Monday 12 August 2019
Wednesday 4 September 2019
|Other Mandatory Courses for CT2/ST2 (Full Day Courses)|
|Human Factors Course||
Friday 4th October 2019
Only for CT2/ST2 trainees who have not passed MRCS Exam
Wednesday 4 September 2019
Core Surgical Training Curriculum
HEE North West Programme Support for Core Surgical Training
Angela McMahon, Programme Support Officer
Angela McMahon is based at our Manchester Office at Three Piccadilly Place.
Tel: 0161 268 9513
National Recruitment for Core Surgical Training is managed by HEE London and the South East. Recruitment to the IST pilots and ENT run-through pilots is part of Core Surgical Training Recruitment. Interviews for the August 2019 intake will take place between 14 & 25 January 2019. Recruitment to OMFS run-through training is part of OMFS recruitment, see our OMFS pages for details.
JCST: Surgical selection in the UK
East Sector (North Western) Provisional Indicative Tracks for August 2019 (exluding run-thorugh specialties) *UPDATED* - 23 January 2019 - changes highlighted in yellow
East Sector (North Western) Provisional Indicative Tracks for August 2019 (run-through specialties except Neurosurgery) *UPDATED* - 12 February 2019 - change highlighted in pink. Change made on 23 January 2019 highlighted in yellow
West Sector (Mersey) Provisional Indicative Tracks for August 2019 (exluding run-thorugh specialties) *NEW* - added 4 January 2019
West Sector (Mersey) Provisional Indicative Tracks for August 2019 (run-through specialties except Neurosurgery) *NEW* - added 4 January 2019
HEE North West Links
SuppoRRT (Supported Return to Training)
Page Last Updated 9 May 2019