The RCOG-franchises obstetric operative delivery simulation course (ROBuST) was held again on two separate days this year for Wessex ST1-2 trainees, with significant additional interest from non-Wessex delegates (including overseas).

The feedback was positive and there are further plans within the faculty to develop more advanced simulation courses. A new obstetric ultrasound simulation trainer has been purchased with deanery funds to help supplement local hands-on training. This will be housed with the gynaecology ultrasound trainer and Sim-Mom in the simulation suite at Southampton, for use by all HEE Wessex trainees.

The Step Up course in June for ST2s moving into ST3 was also well received. The education fellows continue to help organise laparoscopic and hysteroscopic courses for basic to intermediate level minimal access training. The team are involved in a national role out of this training into a fixed format with the RCOG/BSGE.

Wessex trainees wishing to complete Intermediate Ultrasound Training must submit a request via a Request for Intermediate Ultrasound Training form to