Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient (CCrISP)

We coordinate and deliver an RCS approved CCrISP provider course. Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient (CCrISP) — Royal College of Surgeons (

The CCrISP provider course we offer is the two-day, interactive course (including mandatory, pre-course e-learning) covering the practical skills and knowledge needed to look after surgical patients including those who are deteriorating or at risk of doing so. It is the RCS

Highly knowledgeable faculty from both surgical and anaesthetic specialties will help you develop practical, theoretical and personal skills in a safe environment so that you can assess and manage critical situations in a systematic way.

CCrISP is relevant to all specialties, however, examples are predominantly taken from general surgical patients. 

Our priority is to provide training for doctors working for the NHS. Due to demand and limited availability we do not accept applications from doctors working overseas. 

CCrISP Provider Course Candidate Eligibility:

This course is most suitable for: CT1-2 and SAS grades. Senior trainees are also welcome to attend a CCrISP course if they have not done so before.

Please note that FY trainees are not eligible to attend this course.

** We aim to make applications available on this webpage approximately three (3) months prior to course date – check back regularly during that period if interested in attending (i.e. beginning of April 2022 for beginning of July 2022 courses). However, it may be later than that and we would appreciate your patience as we need to ensure enough faculty are available before opening courses to participants. If application is not available on this site, it indicates course may not be delivered. **

We do not maintain lists of ‘interested’ individuals or ‘waiting’ lists on this topic.


  • 19-20 April 2022 Cancelled
  • 07-08 July 2022 – Fully Booked 
  • 14-15 December 2022 Cancelled
  • 04/07/2023


GAPS Representative: GAPS Team –

Pre-course learning and completion certificates are coordinated by GAPS through the Royal College of Surgeons 

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