The London School of Surgery Training Programme has evolved over 15 years with up to 200 senior general surgical trainees receiving monthly, consultant-led training. It is the first programme of its kind in Europe to integrate laboratory-based simulated training for surgical trainees into clinical practice for a wide range of procedures. 

The programme was developed to provide systematic, structured, hands-on experience in light of reduced working hours and increased awareness for patient safety, and expertise development within a rapidly changing world. It is based on a strong educational framework and competency assessment methodology and has been designed to match the trainees’ stage in clinical practice, and tailored to each individual’s needs and abilities.

Our facilities

The Clinical Skills laboratory is a purpose-built wet lab which can comfortably accommodate up to 12 trainees at a time. We are grateful to Storz for the long-term loan of laparoscopic trainers and to Covidien who donate a substantial quantity of sutures and staplers. The Clinical Skills Centre also has a purpose-built seminar room with large-screen, wall-mounted monitors connected to PCs for trainer presentations, plus a suite of communications teaching rooms.

Management Board

Ms Celia Riga (Chair)
Head of London Postgraduate School of Surgery

Professor George Hanna (Programme Director)
Professor of Surgical Sciences and Consultant Surgeon, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London

Dr Stella Mavroveli (Programme Co-Director)
Senior Teaching Fellow in Surgical Education, Imperial College London

Mrs Katy Hogben
Training Programme Director, North West London

Mr Richard Boulton/Ms Jennifer Hu
Training Programme Director, North East/North Central London

Ms Sarah Wheatstone/Mr Paul Dent
Training Programme Directors, South West/South East London

Mr Paul Moxey
Vascular Training Programme Director, London

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