News, Opportunities and Events

On this page you will find details of events relating to core and higher surgical training that may be of interest. Events listed here have been deemed appropriate for us to share with you by the Head of School, Mr Renwick.

These opportunities are open to trainees at all levels (CT1 - ST8) unless otherwise stated.

Please use the relevant contact details provided below for further details. Emails sent to HEE regarding the below will not be processed. HEE Y&H accepts no responsibility for the content of external sites.


MRCS Part A revision course - 20 Nov 2020 (Smashing Education)

Smashing Education are hosting a 3 day MRCS Part A revision course suitable for junior surgical trainees preparing for the examination. The structured lectures will cover the key areas of the MRCS Part A syllabus - Applied Basic Sciences (Anatomy, Pathology and Physiology) and Principles of Surgery in General (Management of trauma, clinical surgical specialities and perioperative and critical care). The course cost is £500.

For more information please see the Smashing Education website or email

Surgical Roots Facebook Page (Sheffield Surgical Society)

The University of Sheffield Surgical Society has created a facebook page called 'Surgical roots'. The aim of the page is to help connect medical students and surgeons, allowing students to ask questions and get advice. The society is looking for surgical registrars and consultants to join the group and to help answer student questions about surgery, offer advice and promote networking. Please visit the Surgical Roots Facebook Page for more information or join in.

Sheffield Surgical Society (SurgSoc) Mentorship Scheme

The University of Sheffield Surgical Society is currently recruiting for mentors in this academic years' mentorship scheme. The scheme matches medical students with an interest in surgery to a mentor working in the specialty they are most interested in. The scheme would require the mentor to advise and help their student depending on their needs. At the end of the academic year a certificate for participation will be given.

The role includes providing:

  • Career advice
  • Shadowing opportunities
  • Opportunities for medical students to get involved in projects/audits
  • Building on the overall surgical interests of the medical students

You will be paired with 1-2 medical students who will be given your contact details and will be asked to contact you directly. This scheme runs until September 2019. You will also receive a certificate of participation for your ePortfolio at the end of this programme.

Those interested in taking part can sign up using this form

For more information please contact:

Medico-Legal Training Programme

A new e-learning programme from Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) aims to support health and care professionals with court-related experiences.


The Medico-legal Training programme provides resources for doctors and other health and care professionals who may be asked to write a statement or report or give evidence in a coroners’ or other court for the first time. It aims to offer support for what can be, for many, a daunting experience.


It includes brief video lectures and PowerPoint slides from the lectures as well as sample statements and references.


Course materials were developed by HEE Kent, Surrey and Sussex with staff from the London Havens, and health professionals with experience of the legal system. The Havens are sexual assault referral centres which have developed considerable experience in training clinicians to undertake forensic examinations and aftercare.


The e-learning resource is available now on the e-LfH Hub and will soon also be available on the Electronic Staff Record (ESR).


For more information about the programme visit:

Clinical Leadership Courses (CT1 - ST4)

HEE are running free one day courses to doctors and AHPs early in their careers providing an understanding of clinical leadership and its role within the NHS. This course will be most relevant to those who have little experience of leadership training in the past.


The course is running on the following dates:

  • Leeds: 28th June, 23rd July, 30th September, 27th November
  • Sheffield: 5th August, 24th September, 15th October, 14th November


Please download the flyer at the bottom of this page for more details and booking information.

Developing Excellence in Medical Education Conference (DEMEC) - 2nd & 3rd December 2019

For the third time, the leading organisations in medical education and training across the country will come together to deliver anither joint national Medical Education conference in the UK. All those involved in medical edcuation and training as well as trainees interested in medical education are encouraged to attend.

The conference will take place on Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd December 2019 at the Manchester Central Conference Centre, Manchester.

For further information regarding the event including registration and poster submission, please see the attached poster (below) or visit


ALS GBI Laparoscopic Surgery Training Day - 13th November 2019 in Leeds

The Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons GBI are holding the following events in Leeds in November 2019:

  • Wednesday 13th November - ALSGBI Laparoscopic Surgery Training Day, @ DePuy Synthes UK, Leeds One Campus
  • Thursday 14th & Friday 15th November - ALSGBI & ALTS Annual Scientific Meetings @ Royal Armouries, Leeds.


Please download the flyer at the bottom of this page for full details of the programme. For further details including registration information please see the ALSGBI website: or the flyer at the bottom of this page.

British Trauma Society Annual Scientific Meeting - 5th, 6th & 7th November 2019

The 2019 British Trauma Society Annual Scientific Meeting will take place on Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th November 2019 at the Albert Hall Conference Centre, Nottingham. The deadline for abstract submissions is 30th June 2019.


On Tuesday 5th November, prior to the main conference, there will be an all-day training session on External Fixation that will be run by Professor Pallister and open to all who would like to attend (numbers are limited). Training and update symposia are also included in the main conference, contributing to CPD points for revalidation.


BTS is an inclusive multispecialty charitable society (charity no. 328436) for all those involved in the care of the injured – from point of injury to rehabilitation. They aim to promote education and research to members and to the wider community. They are keen to reach out to all specialties involved in the care of trauma patients. This is an opportunity to present and discuss research, to network, and to hear keynote speakers on subjects including military, civilian and humanitarian work.


For more information, abstract submission and booking details please see the website:   or Twitter feed: @britishtrauma

Emergency & Elective Basic Coloproctology Course - 31st October & 1st November 2019 (CT1 - ST4)

St Mark’s Academic Institute and St Mark’s Hospital have arranged the Emergency & Elective Basic Coloproctology Course; it will take place on 31st October and 1st November 2019. This two day basic coloproctology course has been arranged by Asha Senapati – Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at St Mark’s Hospital for the management of emergency & elective coloproctological conditions.

The course will provide delegates with knowledge about core coloproctology topics and specialist management of emergency & elective coloproctological conditions.

The course is ideal for core surgical trainees, junior surgical SpRs and colorectal nurse specialists. 12 CPD points have been accredited by The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland. Further information and booking details are available on our website: or by email:

Women in Cardiac Specialties Symposia 2019 - 10th October in Leeds (CT1/ST1 - CT2/ST2)

A free event for anyone from medical student to core trainee interested in a exploring a career in Cardiology or Cardiothoracic Surgery.

The event takes place on Thursday 10th October 2019 from 6pm - 8:30pm at the Worsley Building, University of Leeds: Airport Lounge/Lecture Theatre.

Please RSVP to

School of Surgery Conference - Friday 4th October 2019

The 2019 School of Surgery Conference will be held on Friday 4th October 2019 at the Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster. The morning session is aimed at trainers, consultants, and faculty. Trainees are to attend the afternoon session, with the option to come for lunch beforehand.


The conference is considered a mandatory part of the teaching programme for all Core and Higher Surgical trainees.


The morning session is aimed at trainers, we have applied for approval for CPD points for the event.

Registration has now closed


Feedback Form:

Many thanks to everyone who attended the School of Surgery Conference this year.

Please complete the Feedback Form via the following link:

Essential Skills in Cardiothoracic Surgery - 26th & 27th September 2019 in Nottingham (CT1/ST1 & CT2/ST2)

SCTS Education is  running an Essential Skills in Cardiothoracic Surgery Course this year and invite Core Surgical trainees interested in cardiothoracic surgery as well as current Cardiothoracic ST2 trainees to apply for the course which is due to be held in Nottingham on 26th - 27th September 2019. 


There is no cost for the course, but successful applicants will be required to pay a refundable deposit of £200 to SCTS education to confirm their place, which will be returned on attending the course. As the number of places are limited, there will be a shortlisting process and successful applicants will be notified after the closing date (30th August 2019).


Please apply via the SCTS Education website: An application form is available at the bottom of this page.

Informed Consent Conference - 26th September 2019 in Leeds

Ramsdens Solicitors and Parklane Plowden Chambers are have organised a free conference to consider the legal and professional obligations surrounding informed consent through the use of case study examples and interactive delegate and panel debate.


The event is being chaired by Ramsdens Head of Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence, Natalie Marrison, and speakers include:


  •          Stuart Matthews, Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon
  •          Nikhil Shah, Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon
  •          Malcolm Griffiths, Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  •          Elizabeth Hodgson, Barrister, Parklane Plowden Chambers
  •          Stephen Friday, Barrister, Parklane Plowden Chambers


The free conference will be taking place on 26th September at The Chambers (30 Park Place Leeds LS1 2SP). Registration will be from 1:00pm, where refreshments and a light 'late' lunch will be available.  The conference will start at 1:30pm and it is anticipated the event will finish at 4:00pm. 


For further information or to reserve a place please contact Rachael Sulley: Tel.: 01484 558099.

MRCS Anatomy Mock Viva - 25th September in Sheffield (Trainees < ST3)

An MRCS Part B Anatomy Mock Viva event has been organised for 25th September 2019 from 09:00 - 16:30 at  the Dissection Lab, Alfred Denny Building, University of Sheffield,  Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN. The cost is £55 and all proceeds will be donated to Weston Park Hospital.

Please see the flyer below for details of the programme.

To book, please visit - or for further information please contact Mr S Murali-Krishnan:  

News: ENT TPD appointed Deputy Lieutenant of the South Yorkshire Lieutenancy!

Professor Jaydip Ray, Training Programme Director for ENT, was appointed Deputy Lieutenant of the South Yorkshire Lieutenancy in March 2019. As Deputy Lieutenant, Professor Ray will assist the Lord-Lieutenant in carrying out his role as The Queen’s representative at ceremonial events.

White Rose Surgical Collaborative (WRSC) 

WRSC is a research group seeking to promote collaborative research around Yorkshire, open to core and higher trainees. For more information follow @WRSC_research on Twitter or email Details of upcoming meetings can be found on the WRSC Eventbrite Page