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September 2020

The Value Chain and Education

30 September 2020

I established the Silver Scalpel Award in 1999 as ASiT President as I believed that you could have the most innovative training program you like but it will go nowhere without a good teacher.  I still believe that today and am delighted and privileged to be the Director of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinbur…


Instruction to Facilitation

15 September 2020

One of the major stimuli to the change in the safety culture in the airline industry was brought about by a shift for instruction of pilots on how to fly planes to facilitating them to fly them better.  Instruction is didactic – the art of instructing or teaching is a blended form of direction, command, and instruction: ‘Do not do it like that but …



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System Disruptions: 19th August 2017

Due to essential systems maintenance and upgrades there will be interruptions to some on-line services on Saturday 19th of August.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.