ASiT continues to work with specialty associations and key stakeholders to advocate for and support trainees as we enter this challenging period of healthcare delivery. We have published a joint letter on the implications of COVID-19 on surgical trainees and training.

We have supported junior members against the invocation of desirable criteria in ST3 applications for general surgery and having discussions with specialty trainee organisations regarding the impact of COVID-19 on peri-CCT trainees. A statement regarding this will follow shortly.

Should you have some downtime, please consider participating in the ASiT Robotic Surgery and Surgical Training Survey.

The Dukes’ Club advocates for colorectal trainees through ASiT’s seat on various national bodies and committees and we will continue to do so through these uncertain times.