Innovative training for new surgical roles--the place of evaluation.
RL Kneebone, D Nestel, J Chrzanowska, AE Barnet, A Darzi
Med Educ | Published : 2006
BACKGROUND: This paper describes the central role of 'external' evaluation, provided by an independent researcher, in developing an innovative curriculum for new professional roles with surgery. Workforce changes affecting the National Health Service provided an opportunity to develop 2 new roles and design training programmes to support them. The perioperative specialist practitioner (PSP) role was designed from scratch, while surgical care practitioner (SCP) training built on existing practice. Training programmes combined formal modules at Imperial College London (approximately 48 days over 10 months) with supervised clinical practice in each participant's base hospital. Programmes balanc..View full abstract