Basic Surgical Skills (BSS)

Basic Surgical Skills (BSS)

Nature of Course: Open to internal & external attendees

Course Director: Mr Amir Darakhshan, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon



The course comprises 3 main areas:

  • open surgery
  • trauma and orthopaedics
  • minimal access surgery

The course uses:

  • hands-on practice
  • individual tuition
  • assessment with individual feedback


The basic surgical skills (BSS) course is strongly recommended for all surgical trainees taking up their first surgical appointment. It is also open to foundation doctors intending to follow a surgical or related career.

Trainees take away a course handbook and DVD and, if they successfully complete the assessment, will be issued with certification that is recognised by all four royal surgical colleges.


  • 18th – 19th December 2019 – SOLD OUT
  • 2020 – To be confirmed

For more information please contact the Simulation Team or call 0207 188 4802

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