EHS/RCSEd Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS)

EHS/RCSEd Non-Techincal Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS)

EHS is proud to announce a partnership with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) and offer NOTSS  as a pre-congress course at Prague 2024, on 28 May. This one day course is for trained surgeons and higher surgical trainees who already have some knowledge of the role of Human Factors in surgical performance. The non-technical skills which underpin safer operative surgery will be examined in detail with short talks, video simulated scenarios and small group discussions. At the end of the course participants will be able to understand the theories and research relating to adverse events in surgery. 

You will be able to use the NOTSS system to observe, rate and reflect on your own practice and provide feedback on behaviour in the operating theatre.

For more information about NOTSS: Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS) | RCSEd


Department of Anatomy, Second Faculty of Medicine, Charles University is located at Plzeňská 311, 150 00 Praha 5, Czech Republic.


Registration is open! Limited seats!


The programme is subject to change


Coffee and registration


Welcome, Faculty and Delegates.

Aims of course    

Introduction to Non-Technical Skills

Video scenario

Introduction to the NOTSS system                           

Situation awareness

SA video exercise                                                 


Coffee break


Decision Making                                                    


Managing your cognitive load                                




Communication and Teamwork

C&T Exercise                                                                  

Strategies to improve communication and teamwork



Leadership tools                                                                  


Coffee break


Full assessment of scenario

NOTSS toolkit

Video scenario assessment using toolkit

Wider implications of NOTSS and course round-up                      




Dr. Artur Zanellato (Course chair)

Dr. Simon Paterson-Brown 

Professor Steven Yule 

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd)

Price and registration

Only for EHS members. Limited seats!

1-day course fee: €100 (excluding VAT) until 29 April 2024. After 29 April €200 (excluding VAT) 

The registration fee includes:

  • Admission to the full course programme
  • Coffee breaks and lunch


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