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Educator, Trainer, and Teacher – What is it and why it is an imperative?

6 September 2021

Educator, trainer, and teacher – what is it and why it is an imperative? An article by Mr David J O'Regan, Director of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers (FST) The Hindu based philosophy of education (Shiksha) and knowledge (Vidya) focused on learning as a value-based exercise – through education, we can attain the skills essential for living and sur…

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Value Based Training

19 August 2021

An article by Mr David J O'Regan, Director of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers (FST)   David J O'Regan, 2021    I was particularly struck by the book written by Michael Porter on value-based health care when studying for my MBA. He is an esteemed advisor to the NHS. What is Value-Based Health Care? Value in healthcare is realised when we achieve t…

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CARE (Colleague Advertency Respect and Enquiry)

26 July 2021

An article by David J O'Regan - Director of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers (FST), Chris Caddy - RCSEd Council Member, Mark Peter - Past Chair of RCSEd Younger Fellows, Haroon Rehman - Chair of RCSEd Trainees' Committee     From the book Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu (T’zu), translated caring as his “first treasure,” and wrote  “from caring comes courage.…

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To Be Or Not To Be...

5 July 2021

An article by Mr David J O'Regan, Director of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers (FST)   My archetypal Victorian-like grandmother, barely five-foot with significant dropsy, could confirm that I always wanted to be surgeon, ever since I was six years of age. I cannot identify the source of that conviction, as there was no family history for an ancho…

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Situation Awareness - The 'God Particle'

15 June 2021

Situation Awareness - The 'God Particle' Foreword by David J O'Regan, Director of The Faculty of Surgical Trainers (FST)  Situation awareness is critical to the functioning of a clinical team, especially in theatre.  I asked Trevor Dale, a retired BA Captain and trainer to offer his thoughts on situation awareness.  It is not something that is ta…

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