The Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCSE) is partnering with Rela Hospital to launch one of its most popular courses: ‘Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patients’, for the first time in South England India


Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], March 26 (ANI/BusinessWire India): For the first time in South India, the Royal College of Surgeons of England is partnering with Rela Hospital, Chennai for an interactive course on “Care of Surgical Patients critically ill” (CCrISP) and another course designated “Systematic Training in Recognition and Treatment of Acute Illness” (START) for practicing physicians in the state. It should be noted that the START course is launched for the first time in India. These interactive courses (including mandatory pre-course e-learning) cover the skills and practical knowledge needed to care for surgical patients, including those who are deteriorating or at risk of doing so. These courses are for shortlisted candidates who have completed their MBBS with an additional 2 years of training in surgical experience.

CCrISP and START were designed by some of the UK’s most academic faculties in the surgical and anesthetic specialties. This 2-day workshop aims to provide/share knowledge, experiences and ideas for participating physicians to learn and develop skills to systematically handle critical situations in surgery. India’s first interactive START program is led by Dr Stephen P Cavanagh, Consultant Vascular Surgeon at York Hospital, and the CCrISP course is led by Dr Rajesh Sivaprakasam, Transplant, Access and General Surgery Consultant, Barts Health NHS Trust. Both interactive courses were supported by Dr Michal John Fried, Consultant in Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, Chesterfield Royal Hospital, UK. Professor Mohamed Rela, India Course Director at Rela Hospital, said: “We are proud to lead this first South Indian initiative and I would like to thank the Tamil Nadu government for encouraging such educational programs for the medical fraternity.These interactive courses will go a long way in developing aspiring surgeons in our state, which will ultimately benefit society as a whole.It is a huge recognition for us that the Royal College of Surgeons of England has chosen Rela Hospital as its partner in India.

Course highlights include- Presentation of critically ill patients; formulation of an action plan; prevention and recognition of complications; Interaction with colleagues; Communicating with patients and their relatives during critical illness and conducting a surgical ward round. The number of participants in each course is limited to facilitate active participation, but several such courses will be organized throughout the year. For further course details, please write to

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