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JCST, GMC, HEE and SACs: how this alphabet soup translates into a seven-year urology training programme

As many trainees will know, and I count myself among them, there are a plethora of organisations involved in our training. Most of us will be familiar with our deaneries, the haven we return to once a month for our...

EBM Stats Calc: there’s a stat for that

Quantifying the value of a specific test or intervention for a patient is no easy feat. Even when the value of a given test or intervention has been established, there may be additional case-specific factors to consider that are not...

Supporting return to clinical practice

There are many reasons for a clinician to take time away from clinical practice. These include parental leave, research, a period of ill health, a career break, or the opportunity to spend time pursuing other interests. At any one time,...

Orchid: fighting male cancer for over 25 years

Orchid was established in 1996 by a young testicular cancer patient, Colin Osborne MBE, and the oncologist who saved his life, Professor Tim Oliver MD, FRCP. The charity exists to save men’s lives from testicular, penile, and prostate cancers and...

Making the most of BJUI Knowledge – a trainee’s perspective

BJUI Knowledge combines online continuing professional development (CPD) content for urologists with a platform for recording all CPD activity in one place. This also makes it a useful resource for urological trainees. This article will outline how to use BJUI...

New senior appointments at The Urology Foundation

The Urology Foundation (TUF) has appointed Rebecca Porta as Chief Executive. An established and experienced charity Chief Executive, Rebecca brings a wealth of experience having held senior roles within some of the UK’s leading health and medical research charities.

Urological emergencies app

BrainyDoc Ltd is back with another brand new educational app called ‘Urological Emergencies’. It is available as a free download for iPhone and iPad (iTunes) and Android mobile devices (Google Play). The Urological Emergencies app provides a series of topics...

The effect of COVID-19 on urology training

COVID-19 has affected all aspects of medicine. Urologists have been called upon to work in vastly different working environments including acute pan-surgical teams, intensive care and medical wards. The strategies put in place by hospital management teams vary significantly across...

39th Congress of the Société Internationale d'Urologie

The SIU is set to host its 39th Congress in the historic capital of Europe: Athens, Greece! Join us 17-20 October for expert coverage of the most pertinent issues in urology. Plan to arrive early and participate in additional programming...

Campbell-Walsh Urology: 4-Volume Set (Eleventh Edition)

The latest edition of the most comprehensive textbook on urology encompasses the breadth of the specialty. It provides an encyclopaedic review in an easy to read, succinct format. The appropriate use of bold text to highlight key points makes it...

Mentorship and its role in surgical training

Is there a principle which could help address multiple challenges in surgical training? One which has potential to improve recruitment and retention of staff to our specialty, quality of patient care and surgeon morale? The author discusses the past present...

New senior appointments at The Urology Foundation

New Chief Executive appointed The Urology Foundation (TUF) has appointed Rebecca Porta as Chief Executive. An established and experienced charity Chief Executive, Rebecca brings a wealth of experience having held senior roles within some of the UK’s leading health and...