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  • 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: With all of that work only 70-75% of time is clinical and I really value the 25% of other activity that gives me a chance to do different […]

  • 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 to make a router sled. I’ve got […]

  • 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 virtual teaching/learning will be extended to over 1200 core surgical trainees through the […]

  • 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 diverse team committed to providing the best care across the county southern […]

  • PGVLE – Anatomy.TV integration

    PGVLE – Anatomy.TV integration

    As the PGVLE surpasses 7500 users, we continue to plan for the future and are proud to announce a collaboration with Primal Pictures to integrate Anatomy.TV into the PGVLE. Now we have, for all of our surgical trainees, access to the Anatomy.TV encyclopaedia which means that users with PGVLE access can get access to the […]

  • Goodbye SaTH

    After 2.5 years at Shrewsbury & Telford Hospitals NHS Trust I have opted to leave. In what has been a fantastic opportunity to developed my consultant persona and establish my practice, i’ve been facilitated by a terrific department at Telford. During my time here I developed my independent practice, built the Virtual Fracture Clinic and […]

  • PGVLE approaches 7500 users

    PGVLE approaches 7500 users

    As we close on 2021, the PGVLE continues to grow and now has nearly 7500 users registered on the platform with ongoing uptake. The recognition that remote and virtual teaching and learning is core part of educational strategy means that this form of delivery is here to stay. I’d love to go back to face […]

  • Aspiring Vascular Courses – Aspire 7 & Aspire 8

    Aspiring Vascular Courses – Aspire 7 & Aspire 8

    So a proud collaboration with the Vascular Society to deliver the Aspire 7 (FRCS practice course for 40 trainees with 23 faculty over 2 days in March 2021) and Aspire 8 (Consultant preparation course for 16 trainees with multiple faculty from the worlds of management, law and medicine). Resounding success and the formats used are […]

  • National Association of Clinical Tutors Article

    National Association of Clinical Tutors Article

    Virtual learning continues to establish itself and the infrastructure that we’ve built in the West Midlands is garnering interest everywhere! It was incredible to receive a request for an article by Dr Ed Briggs (Editor, NACT Newsletter) sharing our regional experience with a national audience. In the middle of the pandemic and the need for […]

  • BOA Education & Careers Committee

    BOA Education & Careers Committee

    As my work with the PGVLE goes on, my experience continues to grow. I now look forward to take these ideas to the British Orthopaedic Association Education & Careers Committee as the new Lead for Simulation and Digital Learning. I hope to continue on my personal mission of promoting collegiality and collaboration in healthcare.