CCrISP Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient

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Course dateJanuary 27, 2022 - January 28, 2022 (2 days)
Course fee £799.00
Course time 08:30-17:30
Course locationNANIME, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Bob Champion Research & Education Building, Norwich, NR4 7UQ - View on map
Specialty Core surgical trainees
Course administrator Course administrator - Ruth Bradshaw

Course description

CCrISP is a RCS accredited two-day, interactive course (including mandatory, pre-course e-learning) covering the practical skills and knowledge needed to look after surgical patients including those who are deteriorating or at risk of doing so.

The Course is held at NANIME, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Highly knowledgeable faculty from both surgical and anaesthetic specialties will help you develop practical, theoretical and personal skills in a safe environment so that you can assess and manage critical situations in a systematic way.

CCrISP is relevant to all specialties, however, examples are predominantly taken from general surgical patients.

CCrISP is recommended in the ISCP for Core Surgery and eligible for HEE study leave applications.

Our priority is to provide training for doctors working for the NHS. Due to demand and limited availability we do not accept applications from doctors working overseas.

RCS membership entitles you to a 10% discount on this course at partner centres. Find out if you’re eligible to join or transfer.

Due to high demand for places on courses, we recommend checking the website frequently for new courses and places that may become available. Regrettably we cannot offer a waiting list service, but we will support the applicants/ guide them appropriate alternatives.


This course is suitable for CT2 trainees. We will consider CT1 trainees, SAS doctors, non-medical professionals depending on availability of spaces.

Senior trainees are also welcome to attend a CCrISP course if they have not done so before.

Please note that FY trainees are not eligible to attend this course.

Learning outcomes

After attending this course, you should be able to:

  • Adopt a structured, comprehensive approach to managing surgical patients
  • Judge which patients are at most risk and plan to reduce their risk of adverse outcomes
  • Recognise the deteriorating patient
  • Model your non-operative technical skills in a safe environment


CCrISP is an interactive course that combines a variety of teaching and learning techniques, such as simulated patient scenarios, case-based skill stations and demonstrations. You will be encouraged to share knowledge and experience with your peers throughout the course.

This is an assessed course and a certificate of completion will be awarded to successful participants.

Course Content

You will participate in a variety of practical training sessions during the CCrISP course, including:

  • Learning a system of assessment for the critically ill
  • Understanding the subtlety and variety of critical illness presentation, alongside ways to improve its detection
  • Understanding the importance of avoiding complications if possible
  • Recognising the surgeon’s role in delivering multidisciplinary care to surgical patients
  • Interacting with nursing staff, other surgeons, intensivists and anaesthetists
  • Delivering the information and support that patients and their relatives require during surgical care

Please be advised that your course fee is refundable for up to 14 days following your application. Thereafter course fees are non-refundable.

You do need to enrol with Royal College of Surgeons to attend the course.

Course Director:

Mr Kamal Aryal MS,FRCSEd,FRCS (Gen Surg), MMEd, FFSTEd

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, James Paget Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer University of East Anglia

Supported by Dr. Suhas Kumar, Consultant Anaesthesia and Intensive care, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Course Administrator:

Ruth Bradshaw:

How to register

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    Venue location

    NANIME, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Bob Champion Research & Education Building, Norwich, NR4 7UQ

    Bob Champion Research & Education Building, UEA, Colney Lane, Norwich, UK

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