Courses open to external delegates


Haywards Heath courses

For further information please contact the Faculty Administrator on 01444 441881 extn 8020.

Brighton Primary Care Learning Hub

For further information please contact Paola Furno, Faculty Administrator on 01273 523353 or

Full details can be found on the HEKSS Dental website
Our advanced trauma and life support (ATLS)  course is held at the Royal Sussex County Hospital twice yearly.


The course is open to all grades of doctor at F2 level and above.

It is regrettable that if you are a doctor from overseas you will not be considered for places on the course.

Dates and location

Details of the next course will be posted here when available. 

Allocation of places

Places are not allocated on a first come first served basis.  This is done by a short listing process by the faculty director approximately two months before the course date.

Cancellation and fees

In the event that you have been offered a place and subsequently find that you are unable to attend for any reason please give as much notice as possible so that the place can be re-allocated.  Failure to give 21 days notice prior to the course start date will result in a 50% charge of the course fee.

Cheques enclosed with application form will not be banked until you have been offered a place on the course and you have confirmed you would like to attend.  In the event of you not being offered a place on the course, your application form and cheque will be shredded.

Use of animal tissue

Fresh animal tissue is used during the course (cow/sheep/pig). This is all classed as grade A type tissue. It is regretted that we cannot offer alternative products and it is not possible to opt out of this particular part of the course. As much as possible tissue is wrapped in chamois leather so as to avoid direct contact and of course gloves are also provided.

How to apply

Please email for an application form.

Return your form and cheque via post to:

Katie Teague, ATLS Course Administrator
The Medical Education Department, Audrey Emerton Building, The Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, BN2 5BE

Please note it is regretted that receipt of application forms cannot be acknowledged by telephone, email or letter.

It is regrettable that if you are a doctor from overseas you will not be considered for places on the course.


If you have any queries please contact Katie Teague on 01273 523378 or


Every year the Euan Keat Education Centre presents a series of ten Grand Rounds about developments in medical research and practices. The educational lectures are aimed at and open to all clinical staff.

Venue: Euan Keat Education Centre, Princess Royal Hospital
Presentation: 1-2pm
Lunch: 12.30-1pm

Videos of previous lectures

You can view some of our previous lectures via our Vimeo account.

Schedule of upcoming events

View the schedule


If you have any queries about the PRH Grand Round or would like to receive email notifications for upcoming lectures, please contact

This one day workshop provides an introduction to human factors in healthcare and is open to all healthcare staff.


1 day, including optional ‘train the trainer’ session.


This course is open to all healthcare staff (clinical and non-clinical, of all disciplines and levels of seniority).

Course overview

Whether in direct care or support roles, we all have to make difficult decisions in dynamic, intense, often unpredictable circumstances.  Although the goal is to ensure patients/service users always receive safe, effective, high quality care, like all humans healthcare staff are fallible and will make errors regardless of how experienced, committed and careful we are.

Learning from other safety-critical environments, we now understand that the design and complexity of the healthcare systems we work in (eg. work spaces, equipment, procedures and processes, team functioning, communication, organisational culture) all affect the likelihood that errors will occur and harm patients.

‘Human factors’ is the science of improving performance by understanding individual/team behaviour and cognitive biases, and redesigning the clinical systems/environment to reflect this – and so improve patient safety.

Course content

This interactive course is led by Dr Rob Galloway (Consultant in Emergency Medicine).  It covers:

  • The principles of ‘human factors’ – why errors occur.
  • Human cognitive biases (eg. in memory, reasoning, decision-making).
  • Practical skills/tools to improve individual/team performance and patient safety.
  • An optional ‘train the trainer’ session.

Feedback from previous attendees

  • ‘Why hasn’t anything like this been taught before?’
  • ‘Everyone felt it’s had a massive impact on how they look at their patients and their care.’
  • ‘I was completely inspired to change the focus of my teaching away from the practical skill towards the more subtle but much more important world of human factors.’
  • ‘I was so inspired by the workshop – I realised that actually performing the skill (eg. a forceps delivery) is the ‘easy’ part; it’s the teamworking that’s harder to teach and therefore the part that we should be teaching more.’
  • ‘Whatever grade you are, from housekeeper to chief exec, each role is just as important… Respect is key.’
  • ‘If we’d been taught about human factors before, it would have completely shaped our clinical practice over our careers.’


BSUH staff:
Please note that although this event is free for BSUH staff, a deposit of £50 is taken and will be refunded on attendance. Non-attendance or cancellations made less than seven days before the event without a valid reason will be charged. Deposit payments can also be made against a departmental cost code.

Non-BSUH staff: £50


Euan Keat Education Centre at Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath.

Dates and booking 

Visit Eventbrite to view course dates and to book a place.

Contact for further information

E-learning video

We have also created a short (14 minute) ‘introduction to human factors’ e-learning video.

On completion, we will email you a short feedback questionnaire, a certificate for your CPD/portfolio and further details of the face-to-face training.

To access the video, please provide the following details: