Non-Technical Skills (NOTTs RCSEd) 2024

Non-Technical Skills (NOTTs RCSEd) 2024

The aim of the NOTSS project was to develop and test an educational system for assessment and training of non-technical skills in the intra-operative phase of surgery. NOTSS is a behaviour rating system based on a skills taxonomy that allows valid and reliable observation and assessment of four categories of surgeons' non-technical skill: situation awareness, decision making, communication & teamwork, and leadership. These are the essential non-technical skills surgeons need to perform safely in the operating room and NOTSS allows measurement of several ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) competencies, including professionalism, interpersonal and communication skills, and systems-based practice. The skills taxonomy can be used to structure training and assessment in this important area of surgical competence.

Important Information

Please note that all Friday sessions are face-to-face sessions and run concurrently, you will only be able to attend one event. 

Please Note: All Friday sessions need to be booked separately from the main Congress (Tuesday - Thursday) and booking fees may apply.

BOA Member Prices


Ticket Types




General Registration


Late Registration

BOA Member





BOA Member - Affiliate              




BOA Member - FY Doctor




BOA Member - Medical Student




BOA Member - BOA Hon Fellow





Non- BOA Member Prices

Non-Member - Consultants



Non-Member - Locum Consultant



Non-Member - ACPA



Non-Member - Overseas Surgeon



Non-Member - Post CCT



Non-Member - SAS Doctor



Non-Member - Trainees CT1-ST9



Non-Member - Undergrad Med Student



Non - Member FY Doctor



Non - Member - AHP



Course Lead: James Tomlinson

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