Basic Surgical Skills (Intercollegiate BSS)​

This two day course has been designed to introduce surgical trainees to safe surgical practice within a controlled workshop environment


It aims to teach, assess and certify the ability of trainees to use safe and sound surgical techniques that are common to all forms of surgery.

Upcoming Dates:
[1st] Saturday 29th February - Sunday 1st March 2020
[2nd] Saturday 7th- Sunday 8th March 2020
Fee: £710.00
Held at: Weston Education Centre, King's College Hospital, 10 Cutcombe Road, London, SE5 9RJ
Only a total of 20 places available on each course
Course Convenor: Mr Joseph Nunoo-Mensah
Course Administrator: Miss Tolu Salako
Tel: 07538336623
Level: FY2-CT1
BSS should be undertaken during the first year of surgical training (CT1) although it is permissible that trainees in foundation years may take part, as long as their involvement does not preclude CT1 trainees from attending.
The course consists of three main areas: Open surgery, Trauma, Orthopaedics & Minimal access surgery



Hands-on practice

Individual tuition
Assessment with personal feedback

Duration - 2 days


Key benefits


The Basic Surgical Skills (BSS) course is designed for doctors who began their basic surgical training on or after 1 August 1996 and are preparing for the MRCS examination and course.


Completion of an approved BSS course is a mandatory requirement for trainees pursuing a career in surgery.


What you get

Course handbook

Online access to BSS Course video files

Certificate of completion (if successful)


To Register


[1] Please complete the form below


[2] On receipt of form, details of how to make payment will be sent to you.


[3] Registration is not confirmed until a full payment is received and email confirmation sent out.


[4] Full refund will be available up to 3 weeks from the date of the event. No refund will be available there after.