North West School of Surgery - Core Surgical Training

North West Core Surgical Training

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.

Core Surgical Training in HEE North West is divided between two sectors and each have their own Training Programme Director. Please select one of the following for further information on each sector:

East Sector (North Western) – Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria (former North Western Deanery)

West Sector (Mersey) – Cheshire and Merseyside (former Mersey Deanery)

HEE North West Programme Support for Core Surgical Training

Programme Support Administrator for Surgery

Angela McMahon

Angela McMahon is based at our Manchester Office at Three Piccadilly Place
Email: angela.mcmahon@hee.nhs.uk
Tel: 0161 268 9513

Core Surgical Training Teaching Programme

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 2020/2021

Month CT1/ST1 Teaching Date
(8.30am to 4.30pm)
CT2/ST2 Teaching Date
(8.30am to 4.30pm)
August 2020

Wednesday 26 August 2020
HEE NW Induction mandatory for
CT1/ST1 to attend

Wednesday 26 August 2020
September 2020 Wednesday 9 September 2020 Wednesday 23 September 2020
October 2020 Wednesday 14 October 2020 Wednesday 28 October 2020
November 2020 Wednesday 11 November 2020 Wednesday 25 November 2020
December 2020 Wednesday 9 December 2020
Joint Teaching session for all trainees
January 2021 Wednesday 13 January 2021 Wednesday 27 January 2021
February 2021 Wednesday 10 February 2021 Wednesday 24 February 2021
March 2021 Wednesday 10 March 2021 Wednesday 24 March 2021
April 2021 Wednesday 14 April 2021 Wednesday 28 April 2021
May 2021 Wednesday 12 May 2021 Wednesday 26 May 2021
June 2021 Wednesday 9 June 2021 Wednesday 23 June 2021
July 2021 Wednesday 7 July 2021 Wednesday 21 July 2021

 

Other Mandatory Courses for CT1/ST1 (Full Day Courses)
Essential Surgical Skills for CT1/ST1

Thursday 13 August 2020
Friday 14 August 2020
Monday 17 August 2020

Trainees will be allocated to one of the three sessions above

Other mandatory courses to be organised with dates to be confirmed.

 

Core Surgical Training Teaching Dates 2021/2022 *NEW* added 1 June 2021

Month CT1/ST1 Teaching Date
(8.30am to 4.30pm)
CT2/ST2 Teaching Date
(8.30am to 4.30pm)
August 2021

Monday 8 August 2021
Tuesday 10 August 2021
Trainees will be allocated to one of the two days

N/A

Wednesday 11 August 2021
HEE NW Educational Induction, mandatory for
CT1/ST1 to attend

Wednesday 25 August 2021
September 2021 Wednesday 8 September 2021 Wednesday 22 September 2021
October 2021 Wednesday 13 October 2021 Wednesday 27 October 2021
November 2021 Wednesday 10 November 2021 Wednesday 24 November 2021
December 2021 Wednesday 8 December 2021
Joint Teaching session for all trainees
January 2022 Wednesday 12 January 2022 Wednesday 26 January 2022
February 2022 Wednesday 9 February 2022 Wednesday 23 February 2022
March 2022 Wednesday 9 March 2022 Wednesday 23 March 2022
April 2022 Wednesday 13 April 2022 Wednesday 27 April 2022
May 2022 Wednesday 11 May 2022 Wednesday 25 May 2022
June 2022 Wednesday 8 June 2022 Wednesday 22 June 2022
July 2022 Wednesday 13 July 2022 Wednesday 27 July 2022

 

For further information, please visit the North West Core Surgical Training Website or email coresurgery@mft.nhs.uk

Core Surgical Training Curriculum

external link icon For the most up to date syllabus and curriculum, please visit the ISCP website

Certification Guidelines:

external link icon Pre-August 2021 curriculum ("old" curriculum)

external link icon Post-August 2021 curriculum ("new" curriculum)

National Core Surgical Training Recruitment

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 2021 intake will take place between 4 January and 8 April 2021. Recruitment to OMFS run-through training is part of OMFS recruitment, see our OMFS pages for details. Recruitment to run-through Cardio-thoracic Surgery is part of Cardio-thoracic Surgery, see the Cardio-thoracic Surgery pages for details.

 

external link icon Click here to go to HEE London and the South East's Recruitment website

external link icon Click here to go to the National HEE Recruitment Website (includes Timelines, Guidance, Competition Ratios etc.)

external link icon CT1/ST1 Person specifications

external link icon JCST:Surgical selection in the UK

Indicative Tracks for August 2021

Correct as at 20 January 2021:

PDF icon August 2021 Indicative Run-through Tracks - Cheshire and Merseyside - *NEW* - added 3 February 2021

PDF icon August 2021 Indicative Run-through Tracks - Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria - *NEW* - added 3 February 2021

PDF icon August 2021 Indicative Uncoupled Tracks - Cheshire and Merseyside - *NEW* - added 3 February 2021

PDF icon August 2021 Indicative Uncoupled Tracks - Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria - *NEW* - added 3 February 2021

Please Note

There is significant reorganisation of services ongoing in the north west which means that placement sites are subject to change (specified specialties should remain the same).

HEE North West mapCT1/ST1 Surgical Training in North West England, Vacancies

Trainees appointed to ST1 on a run-through programme will spend the first two years (or one year for OMFS) in either the Cheshire and Merseyside or Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria sector. From ST3, training will be delivered either in the same sector as ST1/2, or across the whole of the HEE North West region. Please check the Higher Specialty pages for details on the ST3+ placements.

Applications open 4 Nov 2021 at 10am

Specialty Sector Start Date Programme Length Vacancies
Core Surgical Training - CT1 East (Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria) 3 August 2022 24 months 45-55
West (Cheshire and Merseyside) 3 August 2022 24 months 24-31
Cardio-thoracic Surgery (run-through) - ST1 East (Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria) 3 August 2022 96 months 0-1
West (Cheshire and Merseyside) 3 August 2022 96 months 0-1
General Surgery (IST run-through) - ST1 East (Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria) 3 August 2022 96 months Zero*
West (Cheshire and Merseyside) 3 August 2022 96 months Zero*
Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery (run-through) - ST1 East (Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria) 3 August 2022 72-84 months 0-1
West (Cheshire and Merseyside) 3 August 2022 72-84 months 0-1
Otolaryngology (run-through) - ST1 East (Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria) 3 August 2022 96 months 0-1
West (Cheshire and Merseyside) 3 August 2022 96 months 0-2
Paediatric Surgery (run-through) - ST1 West (Cheshire and Merseyside) 3 August 2022 96 months 0-1
  East (Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria) 3 August 2022 96 months 0-1
Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery (IST run-through) - ST1 East (Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria) 3 August 2022 96 months Zero*
West (Cheshire and Merseyside) 3 August 2022 96 months Zero*
Urology (IST run-through) - ST1 East (Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria) 3 August 2022 84 months Zero*
West (Cheshire and Merseyside) 3 August 2022 84 months Zero*
Vascular Surgery (IST run-through) - ST1 West (Cheshire and Merseyside) 3 August 2022 96 months Zero*

 

*HEE has paused recruitment to IST run-though programmes for 2021/22 recruitment. No IST run-though posts will be recruited to start in August 2022.

Links

external link icon 2018 Core Surgery Applicant Guide

external link icon British Orthopaedic Association

external link icon Royal College of Surgeons of England

external link icon ENT UK

external link icon The British Association of Urological Surgeons

external link icon European Association of Urology

external link icon British Association of Paediatric Surgeons

external link icon Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland

external link icon British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons

external link icon The Vascular Society for Great Britain and Ireland

HEE North West Links

Training Support Network

SuppoRTT (Supported Return to Training)

Study Leave | Email: studyleave.nw@hee.nhs.uk

Out of Programme (OOP) information

Less Than Full Time (LTFT) Training

Policies & Procedures

Revalidation | Form R | Email: revalidation.nw@hee.nhs.uk

Leadership courses (Medical Leadership Fellowships, Postgraduate Module in Medical Leadership)

Education courses (PG Certificate in Workplace Based Postgraduate Medical Education Fellowship) | Email: facultydevelopment.nw@hee.nhs.uk

Careers advice

Intra-LETB Transfer Policy for transferring between sectors within HEE NW (on Policies and Procedures page)


Page Last Updated 1 June 2021

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