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Response to: ‘Lack of standardisation between specialties for human factors content in postgraduate surgical training: an analysis of specialty curricula in the UK’ by Greig et al
  1. George Youngson,
  2. Simon Paterson-Brown,
  3. Stephanie Russ
  1. Patient Safety Board, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
  1. Correspondence to Professor George Youngson, Patient Safety Board, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DG, Scotland; ggyrach{at}

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We were very interested to read the article by Greig et al,1 which has identified how poorly non-technical skills appear in a review of 46 postgraduate curricula from all medical specialties. This is similar to work sponsored by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and carried out by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) in conjunction with the NHS Institute of Innovation and Improvement2 which also demonstrated significant deficiency in …

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