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2017 Conference: Time to Train

8 March 2017

You can now book your place for the sixth annual FST conference Time to Train. The conference will take place on 4 October 2017 at The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP. How do we ensure time for training? During this conference we shall explore how we can ensure that trainers have the time to train properly, looking at how you can secu…

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FST gets behind BOTA anti-bullying message

6 February 2017

The Faculty of Surgical Trainers has given its backing to a campaign from BOTA, calling for an end to bullying and undermining behaviour in clinical practice. Hammer it Out aims to create a more positive workplace culture and empower individuals to speak up if they experience or witness unacceptable behaviours. FST’s Surgical Director Mr Craig McI…

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FST sets out plan for development

13 January 2017

The FST has published its strategic plan for the next five years, setting out our vision for the Faculty and all that we wish to achieve by 2021. Central to the plan is to continue to champion the role of the surgical trainer and enhance the quality of training. But the Faculty has also set itself goals for research and innovation and to increase …

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Deputy Directors Appointed

12 January 2017

Alexander Phillips and David O’Regan have been appointed as deputy directors for FST. Alexander Phillips, a consultant oesophagogastric surgeon at the Northern Oesophagogastric Cancer unit in Newcastle, carried out his surgical training in the North East of England and Oxford deanery. He has a keen interest in surgical education, particularly educ…

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2016 Conference Highlights Now Available

6 December 2016

Highlights from the 2016 FST conference 'Training by Numbers: Competency vs Time in Surgical Training' are now available along with a review of the event. The conference examined competency-based training in surgery, exploring concepts through state-of-the-art presentations from the world’s leading experts in surgical education and training, and th…

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