Over the past decade the prestigious Silver Scalpel Award has played a vital part in recognising trainers that go the extra mile for their trainees, while at the same time promoting the highest standards of surgical training.
With the effects of COVID-19 on the NHS and with training increasingly squeezed by demands on the service, it is now more important than ever that we recognise and reward good trainers. Good training goes hand in hand with providing excellent patient care, and the Silver Scalpel and Silver Suture winners also deliver an exemplary service to their patients by creating a positive clinical environment and learning culture for trainees.
We want to hear from you, the trainees, about any consultant or trainee trainer that you feel deserves this prestigious award.
Guidelines for Nominations:
Please provide a maximum of two A4 pages on why you think your consultant or trainee colleague is an exceptional surgical trainer and deserves this award. In particular, please describe your trainer under the following headings in your nomination:
Supportive evidence from other trainees, consultants, nursing and allied health practitioners can be provided within the letter. Please note that self-nominations and nominations for current members of ASiT Council or Executive Committee will not be accepted.
SILVER SUTURE (supported by the Faculty of Surgical Trainers)
All doctors working in the UK and Ireland at foundation, core or higher surgical training levels but not limited to formalised training programmes
All doctors who are not in formalised training pathways, but work within surgical posts and are not established consultant or associate specialist surgeons
Consultant or associate specialist surgeons who are in their first year of practice and who are nominated by their peers for education delivered during their final year of training will be considered
Nominations for doctors on rotations that include non-surgical posts, such as those in foundation programmes will only be considered if the nomination pertains to training provided in surgical jobs
Please send your nominations to: firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line: "Silver Scalpel Nomination" or "Silver Suture Nomination".
The awards will be presented at the ASiT Annual Conference 5th- 7th March 2021.
Deadline: 23:59 GMT Wednesday, 28th October 2020