Wirral University Teaching Hospital
An Update on the Trainee Portfolio and the RIGS
It has been one year since the RIGS group was formed at the conference in Cornwall, since then it has become an important and integral part of the BSGE. Following an election process, we have appointed 13 RIGS trainee regional representatives. The RIGS allows each representative to feedback concerns regarding training in their area. We plan to use this as a platform to improve training in each deanery.
We have completed the Laparoscopic training survey,the results of which have been forwarded to the RCOG trainee committee. We hope to further develop the RIGS laparoscopic course dependent on the needs of trainees.
The first RIGS Acute Gynaecology and Laparoscopic Suturing course took place earlier this year. The feedback has been extremely positive and we aim to develop courses with a similar structure through BSGE/RIGS locally at deanery level.
We have continued to support the RCOG with BSGE workshops at the Junior Doctors Careers Day and the Medical Students Day, helping to build awareness and improve communication with students and doctors embarking on their careers.
There was a RIGS Breakout Session at ASM on 19th May. We were able to update members on RIGS activities and receive and respond to feedback from all the trainee representatives.
Following successful election, Fevzi is now moving on to become a Senior Council representative. We’d like to thank him for all his hard work and welcome James McLaren as the new Trainee Representative.