North West School of Surgery - Plastic Surgery

 

 

  

 

Welcome to Plastic Surgery Training in the North West

 

Plastic and reconstructive surgery is the branch of surgery that concerned with the restoration to the normal form and function.

   

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Plastic Surgery 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 & South Cumbria (former North Western Deanery)

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

The educational programme is joint and there is increasing integration of the two programmes, where it is seen a benefit for the trainees.

   

 
Plastic Surgery Curriculum

 

The curriculum will involve the acquiring of specialist competencies in the 4-6 years after entry to higher surgical training at ST3.

 

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

   

 
Educational Opportunities

 

There is a combined regional teaching programme which covers the curriculum. There is annual OCSE assessment that almost all of the trainees/trainers attend and has been shown to be very helpful to help trainees judge were their knowledge and technical skills are based.

 

The formal training programme runs on a rolling basis through the week. The M62 programme offers a regional training programme four times a year where trainees can learn with trainees from other North West departments.

 

The British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) and British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) training courses are run at the Manchester Conference Centre.  They offer two comprehensive Specialty training courses from an international faculty (Additional fees apply).

 

The newly commissioned Surgical Simulation Centre at the Manchester Medical School will provide opportunities for learning new surgical techniques.

 

Simulation facilities are available at Whiston and UHSM and Preston.

 

A fixed study leave budget is available for each trainee. Study leave must be applied for through the correct channels in a timely fashion.

  

 
TIG Programme

 

Manchester and Liverpool plastic surgeons are involved in the delivery of cross-specialty training in centrally appointed fellows in Hand Surgery, Breast Surgery, and Head and Neck Surgery.

  

 
HEE North West Programme Support for Plastic Surgery

 

Ian Griffiths, Programme Support Administrator

Ian Griffiths is based at our Manchester office at Three Piccadilly Place.

Tel: 0161 625 7675

Email: ian.griffiths@hee.nhs.uk

  

 
JCST Contacts

 

Paramjit Kaur (Specialty Manager)

Email: pkaur@jcst.org

Tel: 020 7869 6243

 

external link icon JCST Website

external link icon JCST Certification Guidelines

    

 
National Plastic Surgery ST3 Recruitment

 

National Recruitment for ST3 Plastic Surgery is managed by HEE London and the South East.

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 ST3 Person specifications

   

 
HEE North West Links

 

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

Out of Programme (OOP) information

Less Than Full Time (LTFT) Training

Policies & Procedures

Revalidation | Form R Part A | Form R Part B | 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: educatordevelopment.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 20 June 2018