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ASiT Trainer Awards 2024

Recognising Excellence in Surgical Training since 2000

We are delighted to announce the shortlisted candidates for 2024!

Previous Winners


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.

The Shortlisted Candidates

Ms Hawys Lloyd-Hughes

Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust

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Mr James Brewer

Consultant Upper GI Surgeon, Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust

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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.


  • All UK and ROI doctors at a Higher Surgical Training level (not limited to formal training programmes)
  • All doctors working within surgical posts who are not established Consultants or Associate Specialists
  • Consultant or Associate Specialist Surgeons in their first year of practice who are nominated by their peers for education delivered during their final year of training will be considered
  • Nominations for doctors in more than one category, current ASiT Council or Executive Committee members and self-nominations will not be accepted

ASiT would like to thank The Faculty of Surgical Trainers for its sponsorship of this award.


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).


  • All UK and ROI doctors working at a Foundation or Core Surgical Training level (not limited to formalised training programmes)
  • All doctors working within surgical posts who are not established Higher Surgical Trainees, Registrars, Consultants or Associate Specialists
  • Nominations for doctors in posts with non-surgical rotations (e.g. Foundation Programmes) will be considered if the nomination pertains to training provided in surgical jobs
  • Nominations for doctors in more than one category, current ASiT Council or Executive Committee members and self-nominations will not be accepted

This award is kindly sponsored by BBraun.