2024 NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN - DEADLINE EXTENDED
NOMINATE A TRAINER OR TRAINEE TODAY!
Deadline: 23:59 GMT Thursday 31st August 2023
Over the past two decades, the prestigious Silver Scalpel Award has played a vital part in recognising trainers who go the extra mile for their trainees and promote the highest standards of surgical training.
At a time of constant flux in the NHS, with training increasingly squeezed by demands on service, it is more important than ever that we recognise and reward good trainers. Training goes hand in hand with providing excellent patient care, and Silver Scalpel winners also deliver an exemplary service to their patients, creating a positive clinical environment and learning culture for trainees.
Eligibility: any consultant surgeon working in the UK and ROI
Now in its 24th iteration, ASiT is grateful to Swann-Morton for continuing to support this prestigious award.
Silver Scalpel Award 2023 Winner: Ms Tamara Kiernan, Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon, St. Helens and Knowsley NHS trust
This award was introduced three years ago to recognise outstanding trainers at an ST3+ level and acknowledge that not all training takes place by consultants.
ASiT would like to thank The Faculty of Surgical Trainers for its sponsorship of this award.
Silver Suture Award 2023 Winner: Mr Ankur Khajuria
With the increasing challenges facing surgical trainees, many are being supported and mentored by not only excellent trainers but excellent peers who support, guide and inspire. ASiT is delighted to introduce a new category for this year's awards to recognise more junior trainer grades (FY1 to CT2 or equivalent).
This award is kindly sponsored by BBraun.
Silver Scissors Award 2023 Winner: Ms Zoe Bakewell
Please email all nominations as a single Word document file to email@example.com with the email subject "Silver Scalpel/Suture/Scissors Nomination 2024" (please select the appropriate category in the email subject).
Nominations should be a maximum of two A4 pages detailing why you think your nominee is an exceptional surgical trainer and deserves the award. Please describe your trainer under the following headings in your nomination (each heading should have a maximum of 200 words):
Supporting evidence from other trainees, consultants, nursing and allied health practitioners can be provided within the nomination.
The top nominations will be selected for interviews by members of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers and the ASiT Executive Committee and the shortlisted candidates after interviews will be invited to join us at the 2024 ASiT Annual Conference where the winners will be announced. We look forward to receiving your nominations!