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Our Specialties: Surgery

Local Training

The college tutor is delighted the Core Surgical Trainees have been so excited and enthusiastic about their experience at St Peter's, and with a vibrant Surgical Local Faculty Group there is an energised group of consultants who are all keen to encourage and train the surgical consultants of tomorrow. With a structure provided the trainees have risen to the challenge and engaged in all the department has to offer.

Trainees are expected to participate in formal and informal local teaching sessions. These include Outpatient, Theatre and Ward Round as well as Trust Educational Half Days, Audit meetings and Surgical Journal Club.


There is a lot of teaching that goes on at outpatients, during ward rounds, Trust Educational Half Days and in Fracture meetings. It is important that trainees participate in these.

  • Trauma and Orthopaedics - Daily Fracture Meeting at Rowley Bristow Seminar Room at 8:00am every day
  • General Surgery & Urology - Junior Doctors Forum at the Post Graduate Centre - each Educational Half Day

All trainees take part in the Surgical training programme which involves bedside teaching, teaching at MDTs, seminars and journal clubs.


F1s/F2s and GPSTs must attend all the Foundation Programme/ GP Teaching for the days they are working.

  • Foundation Programme teaching: Monday and Thursday 1400-1700 at the Post Graduate Education Centre
  • General Practice: ST1 & ST2 Teaching Thursday 1215-1300 at the Post Graduate Education Centre

Core Teaching

The Core Surgical Programme Structure - KSS has the Three Trust Regional Teaching Programme, which is based on the ISCP curriculum. The Three Trust programme is taught at St Peter's, Royal Surrey and Frimley Park. There is also an annual trainee audit and KSS Prize Day day. Trainees are all encouraged to submit work to this.

Since the implementation of the Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Project (ISCP) the three Hospitals in Surrey have formed a collaborative Training Project. If the trainee cannot attend the Surrey teaching it is possible to attend the Kent or Sussex teaching. It is important to attend all teaching sessions, and this will be reviewed at ARCP.


Other Educational Events/ Opportunities

Ad hoc teaching activities take place around the Trust. Where possible these events are collate and advertised via the PGEC and via the Surgical Tutor's Homepage Blog (see details below). Informal combined T&O and Radiology meetings are also a feature of education here and though they take place out-of-hours they are extremely valuable learning opportunities.


Sub-Specialty Opportunities

For a DGH, we cover a huge number of really quite specialised skill sets. We are a tertiary referral centre for Limb Reconstruction and Non- Union management for example, and we have links with the University of Surrey and with the Royal Holloway.

Whatever the trainees' interests are, they are to take this with their Educational Supervisor to link in with the various disciplines, for attachments or taster sessions.


Research Opportunities

Completed audit loops are an expectation of Core and Higher training and there is a vast array of projects available to lock into.



The trainee will be assigned an Educational Supervisor (ES) for the whole year and a Clinical Supervisor (CS) for each rotation. It is important that the trainee meets his/her ES and CS early so that specific training needs for the whole year and the surgical posting are agreed.


General Surgery

The on-take team comprises of the following over day/night shifts. All rota's are compliant with EWTD and all leave must adhere to the housekeeping rules to avoid teams being away at the same times.

Day/night Shift: General Surgery / Urology. Consultant on-take - four-day midweek handing over at 08:00 on Friday morning and three-day weekend handing over at 08:00 on Monday morning. Free from all fixed commitments during the on-call. Consultants may do reduced outpatient clinics at St Peter's Hospital.


Tanaya Sarkhel

Tanaya Sarkhel

Introducing the College Tutor

My name is Tanaya Sarkhel, Orthopaedic Surgeon and Surgical Tutor at Ashford & St Peter's Hospitals. I hope you'll find this page helpful particularly for junior doctors trying to choose and decide which organisation they hope to do their training in.

My subspecialty interests include Hand & Wrist surgery and some shoulder surgery, but I have been a member of WinS (Women in Surgery) since its inception and interview nationally for Core and Higher Surgical Training and Consultant appointment panels, which I hope allows me to make sure our candidates are the best prepared they can be to progress up the surgical ladder.

I also tweet as @SurgicalTutor and have a blog page which can be accessed through the Junior Doctors page of Clininet where in addition to news around the Trust I try and highlight appropriate courses locally and nationally here.


Meet the Surgical Trainees

Surgical Trainees

Photo taken during the departmental induction in August 2015


Further information about the department and the clinical team can be found at:

Two Staff Members

About the Trust

We are the largest provider of acute hospital services in Surrey, serving a population of more than 380,000 people in the boroughs of Runnymede, Spelthorne, Woking and parts of Elmbridge, Hounslow, Surrey Heath and beyond.

Ashford Hospital

Ashford Hospital

Ashford Hospital is situated on the A30 to the west of London, close to the junction 13 of the M25 and Heathrow Airport.

London Road, Ashford,
Surrey, TW15 3AA

Switchboard: 01784 884488

St Peters Hospital

St Peter's Hospital

St. Peter's Hospital, Chertsey is situated in parkland between Woking and Chertsey near junction 11 of the M25.

Guildford Road, Chertsey,
Surrey, KT16 0PZ

Switchboard: 01932 872000