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BSoT is an organisation affiliated to BAUS which supports urologists in training.

BSoT (formerly SURG) provides a forum for members training in the UK and Ireland to discuss and express opinion about training issues arising on a Regional or National level.

Issues that will affect trainees and Consultant Urologists within the NHS are debated, and these opinions will be put foward on members' behalf by the SURG committee. 

BSoT also represents urological trainees at relevant national meetings including the SAC, ASiT and ESRU, as well as on BAUS council.

Elected officers & contact details

Neil Harvey (Chair)

Neil is a specialist urological trainee in the North West Deanery and was Elected as Chair to the BSoT Executive Committee in November 2020, having previously been Secretary to the BSoT Executive Committee, BSoT North West Regional Representative and BSoT Core Surgery, Clinical Fellow, Foundation & Medical School Liaison Representative.

Paul Sturch (Vice Chair)                              

Paul is a specialist urological trainee in the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Deanery and was elected Vice Chair of BSoT in August 2020, having previously been the KSS Regional Representative.

Nicholas Boxall (Communications Lead)

Nick is a specialist urological trainee in the East of England Deanery and was appointed Communications Lead to BSoT in 2020.

Ben Starmer  (Secretary)

Ben is a specialist urological trainee in the North West (Mersey) Deanery and was appointed Secretary to BSoT in November 2020, having previously been the BSoT Regional Representative for the North West (Mersey) region.

N.B. Contact details for regional & sub-section reps, plus BSoT reps on national bodies, can be found here


How to contact BSoT

We are continually striving to be the most comprehensive voice for trainees. If you would like to get in touch with individual officers of BSoT, please use the email/Twitter links above.

To contact your regional BSoT representative, use the regional pages to identify the trainee person you require.

To make a more general contact, use our BAUS email address, our Facebook groupour Twitter feed or post:

BAUS Section of Trainees (BSoT)
The British Association of Urological Surgeons Ltd
35 - 43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London WC2A 3PE


How to add educational courses to the BAUS events calendar

BSoT is happy to inform registrars about educational opportunities and courses that are available; this is, however, at the discretion of the BSoT officer for the relevant specialty.

Click here to see contact details for the BSoT sub-specialty section representatives.

If you would like to upload a course (or other trainee event) to the BAUS calendar, please click here for the "self-upload" page and enter all the details required carefully. Your request will be considered by the BAUS staff but will only be published if deemed appropriate for Specialty Trainees.


How to submit a questionnaire for BSoT to circulate on your behalf

BSoT receives a large number of requests to circulate research questionnaires.

Because our main role is to be an advocate for UK urology trainees, we agree to circulate only questionnaires that are likely to have a direct impact on training. In return for circulation, we ask you to provide:

  • accreditation in any published work; and
  • a summary of the main findings forwarded to BSoT on completion of the project - this will be circulated to trainees who have filled in the survey, with the aim of promoting future engagement in research questionnaires

If you would like us to circulate your questionnaire, please: