Basic Surgical Skills Course (BSS)

Event details

  • Date: 18 October - 19 October 2023
  • Time: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Address: STRIVE Academic Centre, The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, TS4 3BW

Booking is closed for this event

Wednesday 18th & Thursday 19th October 2023


You must create an account on the RCS website to register on our course. You will be allocated an RCS number which you must email to [email protected] within 3 days of your booking. Failure to provide a valid RCS number may result in your booking being cancelled at short notice.

Brief overview:

BSS is strongly recommended for all trainees who are about to embark on their first surgical position.  Delivered over two days through a serious of hands-on sessions you will develop a range of core surgical skills and techniques.  Led by experienced faculty you will have the opportunity to learn to use a range of surgical instruments and to handle tissue with increased confidence. Each skill is introduced with a step-by-step demonstration, before participants practice the technique in small groups.  You’ll receive continual feedback and assessment throughout the two days.  This course includes some mandatory pre-course learning which will ensure you get the most out of every session

Target audience:

This course is suitable for FY1-2 and CT1-2.  It is also open to Surgical Care Practitioners, First Surgical Assistants and anyone in training for those roles.

Organised by:

Education events and conferences team, STRIVE Academic Centre

Email: [email protected]


All cancellations need to be made through your account.  All paid events have a strict cancellations policy.

Certificates and feedback:

Upon completion of this course a certificate will be available for you to download from your account along with any other post course information.  Please ensure you complete your feedback so we are able to continuously improve our training.