The focus of much of the research conducted by the SPSRN is on identifying the social and cognitive skills that, alongside technical skills, are considered important to ensure effective, efficient and safe job performance in healthcare. These skills are classified as 'non-technical' skills. To date non-technical skills have been analysed by the network in detail within anaesthesiology, surgery and with scrub practitioners. In each case a behavioural marker system has been developed as a tool for observational assessment of non-technical skills within each domain. For more details on each tool, or to obtain your hard copy of the behavioural marker handbook, please click on the links below.

cover of NOTSS handbook

Anaesthetists (ANTS) Surgeons (NOTSS) Scrub practitioners (SPLINTS)