West Midlands Surgical Training Centre - Course Feedback

Feedback from SPR UHCW Training

Dear Simon and Davina,

Thank you again for all your help in organising and running the course on Friday. We had an excellent time there and the feedback from the registrars was all positive. Please find it attached to this email. We really appreciate all the help you gave us and all the staff on the day were amazing.


Hi All,

Well done everyone, its great to have such facilities and expert staff for students!

Sorry I couldn’t be there

Best wishes,



3rd year ODP Student feedback:

  • The knowledge the staff have, enthusiasm about A&P and the facilities. Thank you Simon and Davina for a great couple of days (apologies I could not remember the other 2 staff members but a big thank you too).
  • The facilities are excellent, the training was of high standards and the staff were amazing, welcoming, friendly and polite.
  • Having spoken to my peers, we have been so blessed with access and exposure to the facilities, support and teaching by the centre staff who were all amazing and knowledgeable, the timing was great whilst we are part way through our advanced surgery module, the informally structured session  allowed us to explore at our pace supported by professionally by Simon, Jo, Dean, Steph and Becky. I must say that Simon your knowledge is impressive.
  • The surgical training day was really useful.  Overall was 10/10 experience. Was amazing experience.
  • What an amazing couple of days, we are so lucky to have the opportunity to be supported at this level to enhance our knowledge, understanding and clinical skills by superb staff and outstanding facilities. Simon’s knowledge I felt was exceptional, I learnt so much over the 2 days, the electrosurgery sessions was just wow, I never thought of diathermy as cold and not hot to the practical sessions from diathermy to minimally invasive workshop to the awesome session with the donors has made a significant positive impact on me as a practitioner. Thank you.
  • A huge thank you once again this year for your supporting these sessions which add significantly to our ODP developments and UHCW will again benefit from the ODPs who will be graduating this year.


    ‘The session at the surgical training centre at UHCW was definitely an unforgettable experience and I felt very grateful and blessed to have had the opportunity to attend’.

    ‘The minimally invasive session in the surgical training centre supported by the manager was amazing, he was very knowledgeable, patient and using the equipment simulating using the camera and laparoscopic equipment was a fantastic experience. Thank you’.

    ‘Wow, the hands on session in the surgical training centre was awesome, the facilities are fantastic, the session with the manager who really does know his stuff was fantastic and helped develop my skill in handling laparoscopic instruments’.

    Thank you again for your support. – OPD Diploma Director


    Thanks again for your time yesterday and ensuring such a smooth course, the delegates really had a great day. Thank you. - DePuy Synthis


    Dear STC Team

    Thank you for a very enjoyable day in the cad lab on Friday for the BOFAS Advanced Foot and Ankle Forum.

    Everything went very smoothly and thank you for accommodating the implants etc. The lab is going from strength to strength and you have all achieved so much in the last couple of years. Well done!

    I will be in touch in due course with a date for November 2024 as discussed.

    With very best wishes


    Thank you for helping Friday to be such a huge success. The feedback so far has been great.


    Thank you and your team for the fantastic lab facilities and support.


    Good afternoon

    I hope you’re well.

    I just wanted to email to thank you for accommodating us so brilliantly yesterday. The Course went really well, the delegates were absolutely delighted with their hands-on experience, and us as the faculty were absolutely thrilled with the facilities and help that you provided us with.

    We are of course even more grateful that you put together this course at such late notice.

    Thank you to you and your staff for being so helpful, professional and enthusiastic about making our course a success.

    We look forward to returning in December and will be in touch once you come back from your holidays to finalise the details for course.


    What do think about the training centre/lab?


    ‘Facilities are amazing’


    ‘Amazing facility, high fidelity simulation. An amazing opportunity to perform difficult manoeuvres for trauma’

    ‘Great centre which is well equipped and the best simulation training in terms of fidelity and range of procedure in 1 course’

    ‘Very well organised’



    I just want to say a HUGE thank you for the anatomy session you did on Monday. The feedback from the students has been outstanding! They all fed back to me how educational and brilliant the session you delivered was. They commented that having the theory before hand was extremely beneficial and they couldn’t believe how much they got to see in terms of the practical part. They said it really aided their learning and has opened their eyes to their understanding of anatomy.

    I cant thank you enough for organising this! I’m quite jealous I wish I had the time to come myself!!


    Feedback from a Company Manager supporting a course

    Hi Simon,

    I just wanted to say thanks to you, Dee, Steve and Jes for the last 3 days during the course. It was great to be a part of it and your team were excellent in making it all run smoothly (no easy task)

    Feedback from internal hospital staff visiting the centre

    We had an amazing morning yesterday, watching the hysterectomy, Simon explained everything that was happening, so we could understand the procedure.

    We had lunch, everyone was really friendly. It was such an opportunity. It only takes the consultant 45 minutes to perform a hysterectomy, which is amazing.

    I wish I had the time to come myself!!


    I am a dentist with special interest in oral surgery and dental implantology. I have visited the site several times and have only to commend it. You have worked so well (and hard) on the site, and it really is a pleasure to visit. For this reason, I am interested in day hire of the suite. 


    No problem!

    Thank you Simon for accommodating my request

    The course was amazing and you are very professional


    I wanted to extend my gratitude to you and the team for your generous commitment to yesterday's training session. Your valuable insights and teaching were truly appreciated, and the team was captivated throughout. They especially relished observing surgical techniques, considering it an enlightening opportunity. Despite not directly aligning with their daily job responsibilities, the experience provided them with valuable perspective and a broader understanding of our work. Thank you for making it such a rewarding experience for everyone involved.


    A regional Surgeon trying a new surgical technique.

    Thanks so much once again for allowing me to come in today Simon, a really tremendous opportunity for which I am very grateful, thank you to you and the team.


    OPD Diploma Training

    It was great to meet you last week, thank you for the session, it was brilliant!


    Medical Students Surgical Experience Day

  • Simon was incredible, really passionate and an excellent teacher. Well organised day, great set up. Loved the endoscopy practical and would have stayed practising for as long as possible!
  • Very well run, very interesting and insightful
  • A great taster session introducing some of the basics, would happily have spent several more hours in the lab!
  • Very insightful and enjoyable day.
  • Honestly a really excellent experience, thank you all so much for organising
  • Great day, well-organised, really enjoyed Simon's talks
  • It was a great taster to surgery language, modalities and equipment!