I&R (Eng) - Simulated surgery

Simulated surgery

This assessment tests your consulting and communication skills. It is intended to be like an everyday surgery in any general practice. They are held in London and are set in a consulting room with actors playing the role of patients who will come in for 10 minute appointments.

Detailed information regarding the simulated surgery is available in the Simulated Surgery Guidance Notes document.

What to expect at the Simulated surgery -  Simulated surgery      

For some information about resources you could use to help prepare for the new Induction and Refresher (I&R) learning needs assessments, please read this document.

Simulated surgery sessions are held at the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) in London (NW1). Dates for these sessions are listed below.

  • Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October 2017
    Registration and payment must be received by 22 September 2017

  • Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 January 2018
    Registration and payment must be received by 22 December 2017

  • Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 May 2018
    Registration and payment must be received by 12 April 2018

  • Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July 2018
    Registration and payment must be received by 14 June 2018

  • Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October 2018
    Registration and payment must be received by 20 September 2018

  • Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January 2019
    Registration and payment must be received by 19 December 2018

Please note the above dates are subject to change.

Number of permissible attempts and associated costs

Applicants are permitted a maximum of four attempts at the simulated surgery assessment. The first attempt is free, subsequent attempts will be charged at £850. A successful attempt at the simulated surgery assessment is valid for a maximum of 12 months from the date of the assessment.

Registration to take Simulated Surgery assessment:

Simulated Surgery registration form 

Depending up on your MCQ result/attempt guidelines,  all the candidates are required to complete the Learning needs assessment registration form, approved by the relevant HEE I&R scheme Lead and submit to NRO iandr@hee.nhs.uk   

Upon receiving the approved learning needs assessment form, NRO releases the simulated surgery booking confirmation to candidates via email.

Results: will be released to the candidates, from their respective HEE local I&R scheme lead within 15 working days; please do not contact National Recruitment office.

 Resitting: If unsuccessful and would like to re-take the simulated surgery, candidates need to liaise with their  respective HEE local I&R scheme Lead and submit approved learning needs assessment registration form to NRO, re-sitting are self-funded by the candidates