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The Association of Surgeons in Training Silver Scalpel Award

The ASiT Silver Scalpel Award: 
Recognising Excellence in Surgical Training since 2000

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. 

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. 

Good training goes hand in hand with providing excellent patient care, and Silver Scalpel winners also deliver an exemplary service to their patients by creating a positive clinical environment and learning culture for trainees. 

All shortlisted Silver Scalpel Award nominees will be invited to our ASiT 2018 Conference in Edinburgh. The winner will be announced at the Silver Scalpel Award ceremony during our Gala dinner on Saturday 7th April 2018.


ASiT are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2017 Silver Scalpel Award is Miss Rachel Hargest, Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, University Hospital of Wales.

Miss Rachel Hargest receiving the Silver Scalpel award from Mr David O'Regan.

Congratulations also to the other shortlisted candidates for the 2017 award:

Miss Stella Vig, Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon, Croydon University Hospital.

Mr Szabolcs Gergely, Consultant Upper GI Surgeon, Hinchingbrooke Hospital NHS Trust.

Mr Dimitri Hadjiminas, Consultant Breast Surgeon, Charing Cross Hospital.

Mr Ian Sherman, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Wirral University Teaching  Hospital Trust


ASiT are grateful to Swann-Morton who continue to support this prestigious award with Swann-Morton Silver Scalpel trophy.

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