NSTC & HEALTH EDUCATION NORTH EAST SURGICAL SKILLS TRAINING PROGRAMME (SSTP)

Following the success of the NSTC & Health Education North East Surgical Skills Training Programme (SSTP) Pilot in General Surgery and ENT, the programme has now been rolled out to include Urology, Orthopaedics, Plastics, Core Paediatric Surgical Trainees, Cardiothoracics, and now Obstetrics & Gynaecology following a successful pilot.

The overall programme is led by Professor Alan Horgan, NSTC & SSTP Director.  The programme has received excellent feedback from both Trainees and Trainers, and is the first of its kind in the UK, delivering an intensive, individualised, unique surgical training opportunity to Health Education North East Surgical Trainees.  The programme provides fresh frozen cadaveric based skills training and assessment to all General Surgical Trainees.

The programme is a visionary response to the rapidly changing face of surgery prompted by exciting technological advances in surgical technques and skills.

New SSTP Leads for 2018:

General Surgery:

  • The General Surgery SSTP has gone from strength to strength under the leadership of Mr Ben Griffiths, who has taken the programme to a new level with his hard work, dedication and enthusiasm over the last 3 years. 
  • Ben decided to stand down from leading the SSTP Core and Intermediate Sessions in 2016, and we appointmed two new Leads from September 2016:
      SSTP Core Lead: Mr Peter Coyne, Consultant Surgeon, RVI, Newcastle
      SSTP Intermediate Lead: Mr Graham O'Dair, Consultant Surgeon, Sunderland Royal Hospital
   
      From September 2018 the Core role will be split into 2 roles:
     CT2 SSTP Lead: Mr Peter Coyne, Consultant Surgeon, RVI, Newcastle
     CT1 SSTP Lead:  Miss Kate Carney, Consultant Surgeon, Northumbria Trust 

Advanced Breast SSTP Lead:

  • Mr Colm Hennessy, Consultant Breast Surgeon, North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Trust

Advanced Plastics SSTP Lead:

  • Miss Susan Stevenson, Consultant Plastics Surgeon, RVI, Newcastle

Lead for the 'Mark Roberts' Obstetrics & Gynaecology Surgical Skills Training Programme

  • Mr Tony Chalhoub, Consultant Gynaecologist, RVI, Newcastle

Core Orthopaedics:

  • Mr Steve Borland, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Newcastle Trust, to assist Mr Paul Fearon, Orthopaedic SSTP Clinical Lead with the Core Orthopaedic SSTP Programme from September 18

 

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Freeman Road,
High Heaton,
Newcastle upon Tyne
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The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust gratefully acknowledge the generous support provided by the Newcastle Healthcare Charity (Reg. 502473) and the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Charity (Reg 1057213) who provided the initial funding to establish the Surgical Training Centre (Freeman Hospital)