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BAPS National Training Days

Evelina training dayTraining days aim to cover the breadth of the curriculum over several years utilising local and regional expertise. It’s a good opportunity to meet your colleagues and as we’re still a small specialty you’ll likely be working with these people in the future. Open for trainees, clinical fellows, Core trainees interested in Paediatric Surgery.

We incorporate your input into trainee meetings so all feedback is welcomed to try to improve current training, provide opportunities for networking for research, education and innovation projects and to have a good social event too.


Our forthcoming training days:

BAPS National Training

This will take place in Birmingham as part of the 2022 Annual Congress

For a full list of courses please list our Events and Courses area of the website.

Other recognised courses:

Oxford Neonatal Surgery Course

This is usually a residential course aimed primarily at senior trainees in Paediatric Surgery and held in the beautiful setting of St Edmund Hall in the city of Oxford. The course provides a comprehensive overview of neonatal surgery (apart from urology) with particular emphasis on evidence-based practice and practical approaches to difficult clinical scenarios.

BAPU’s Paediatric Urology Course

This 2-day course aims to cover the knowledge-based Paediatric Urology Requirements of the Intercollegiate Curricula in Adult Urology and Paediatric Surgery with a UK and overseas faculty of Consultant Paediatric Urologists.  The course is comprised of lectures, Clinical case presentations,  interactive discussions and  Viva Practice Sessions.

BAPS/CCLG Oncology Course

This 2-day course aims to cover all aspects of surgical oncology and is aimed at senior trainees and new consultant’s wanting a refresher. Interactive sessions on major tumour types and current management protocols, tumour board and opportunity to present local cases.

For 2022 the normally residential course will again be on-line: Wednesday 3rd February


Previous training days:

November 2021, Kings. This covered a broad range of topics including congenital diaphragmatic hernia and abdominal wall defects. We were privileged to be joined by the Kings fetal medicine team to discuss some of their internationally renowned antenatal management strategies. The practical session in the afternoon allowed trainees to get hands-on experience with USS-guided vascular access, upper GI endoscopy and Sengstaken tubes, trauma simulation and virtual reality. (photos attached to email)


A well-received virtual training day was hosted in May 2021 covering the majority of the thoracic topics on the paediatric surgery curriculum. We were fortunate enough to have David Nott give the “After Dinner Speech.” He gave an incredibly interesting (and at times quite emotional) talk detailing some of his disaster zone work in relation to paediatric surgery.