Surgeons' Examinations hosted at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital


On Thursday 28th May, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital (GRH) plays host to the National Intercollegiate Examinations for General Surgery.

These prestigious national examinations determine who can practice as independent consultant surgeons in Great Britain and Ireland.

Ninety-six candidates who are currently Registrars all over the country are taking part in the exams, which will see them becoming consultants if they make the grade. There are 24 pairs of examiners as well as 95 patients who have volunteered to take part in the day.

The Outpatients Department in the atrium at GRH will host the exams from 7.30am – 5.30pm. Patients’ appointments are not being affected as the event has been planned for more than six months and appointments arranged accordingly.

Each candidate (and prospective consultant) will face the scrutiny of examiners as they interact with patients in a clinic situation. Examiners include other consultant general surgeons from across the country.

Consultant Miss Michele Lucarotti said:

“A great deal of planning has gone on in order for us to host this prestigious event. We’d particularly like to thank all the patients who have volunteered to take part, helping us to enable the next generation of consultant general surgeons to be examined under this rigorous process.”