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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 achi…

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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 cour…

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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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We Need To Recognise The Surgical Trainer

7 June 2021

An article by Professor Sir Bruce Keogh Foreword by David J O'Regan, Director of The Faculty of Surgical Trainers (FST) and Lolade Giwa, President of the Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) All training doctors need to be applauded for their response to the COVID-19 crisis. We acknowledge the impact on surgical training and the concerns ex…

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