Developed by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
*Awarded 6 CPD points from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edingburgh
Course duration: One day
Course convenor: Mr Simon Paterson-Brown (Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh)
The Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS) system is a behavioural rating system developed by a multi-disciplinary group comprising surgeons, psychologists, and anaesthetists in Scotland. NOTSS describes the main observable non-technical skills associated with good surgical practice. When used in conjunction with medical knowledge and clinical skills, NOTSS can be used to observe and rate surgeons’ behaviour in theatre in a structured manner and allow a clear and transparent assessment of training needs.
The course examines the non-technical skills which underpin good operative performance using short talks, video simulated scenarios, an audience response voting system and small group discussions.
At the end of the course participants will be able to understand the theories and research relating to adverse events in surgery and the importance of the non-technical skills in improving performance.
They will also be able to use the NOTSS taxonomy to observe, rate and provide feedback on behaviours in the operating room.
This course is suitable for:
Consultant Surgeons and Surgical Trainees from all surgical specialties.
- To be announced
- Please contact the Simulation Team to join the waiting list for future dates.
- Free to staff working at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT)
- £175 for non-GSTT participants
Please contact the Simulation Team for more information.