Annual Review Part 1 – ARCPs – Two sides.

As trainees we had the joy of ARCP – the Annual Review of Competency Progression. A panel of people including our Training Programme Directors, Advisory Committee Liaison members, Consultants and others sit every year with additional members drawn from HEE, military,...
100% Invested

100% Invested

As a trainer one of the most important things I can do is reflect on my time as a trainee. Thinking about my experiences, both the good and the bad and working out how I want to be the best kind of trainer that I can be. One thing that always stuck with me was the...
Valentines Day – Celebrating One Year at WorcsAcute

Valentines Day – Celebrating One Year at WorcsAcute

Having started my consultant career at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford I made a move across the region to Worcestershire for a combination of professional and personal reasons. Covid had wreaked absolute havoc, and trying to rebuild clinical services during and...

NHS Industrial Action

The National Health Service (NHS) is one of the largest and most respected healthcare systems in the world as well as being one of the worlds biggest employers. It is the cornerstone of public health in the UK, providing comprehensive and accessible healthcare to all....

PGVLE – Empowering Trainees

One of big things about being a consultant is the fact that my job plan involves sessions for non-clinical activities. Over an 8 week cycle I have: Elective Operating Theatres Elective Clinics Ward Rounds Trauma Fracture Clinic On-Call activity Trauma Operating...
Epoxy Resin River Table

Epoxy Resin River Table

Google ‘River Table’ and look at the pictures. So many beautiful pieces of art and I really wanted to know how to make it. Learn by doing…So I did just that. In this post i’ll share the whole experience! Following instructional material from...

DIY Router Sled

All the US videos on resin tables had, at some point, a trip to a friendly lumber yard where the resin table was planed down… No such luck in the Midlands as most yards were only prepared to (understandably) manage their own products. The only option there was...
Garage Workbench

Garage Workbench

For those who have read the Epoxy Resin Table post will realise that I entered a difficult situation of having a beautiful piece of table that needed to be planed. Yet no-one in the region could offer me a planing service which was incredibly frustrating. Mainly...
CSTHubUK

CSTHubUK

After leading the way with Virtual Core Surgical Training in the West Midlands with consistently high feedback and trainee/trainer engagement the model has been adapted for the national stage. It’s a proud moment for the @PGVLE team to be supporting @CSTHubUK as...
Hello Worcestershire!

Hello Worcestershire!

After 2.5 years at SaTH, during an incredibly difficult time for everyone across the nation I have taken an exciting new opportunity at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust as a Lower Limb Arthroplasty and General Trauma Surgeon. I am joining an exciting and...