Case Study - RCSI

Project Details

Business Issue

The Royal College of Surgeons provides post-graduate surgical training and examinations. Trainees usually train for a minimum of five years, with exams after the second and fifth years. The first two years of training are common for all candidates, for the following three years candidates follow one of seven different specialities.

Trainees are required to keep a logbook in which they must record all of the operations they perform during the period of their training. They record the date, the type of operation, patient information, what role they played in the operation (performed, assisted, etc.) and who they were supervised by. Their supervisor then signs off on each operation. This was an entirely paper based system.


Greenfinch provided a complete Design, Build and Manage service. We worked with the Client to design the application for usability, security and mobility.

The development environment uses automated deployments and tests to maintain the quality of the application. We continue to provide enhancements and extensions to the original application.

Business Solution

Greenfinch designed and developed an online system which can be used from either a mobile device or the web. The data is stored in a database that is part of the solution. Because of the nature of this data, the application needs to have a high level of security. Ease of use for trainees, administrators and supervisors is also essential.

We added a suite of reporting and dashboard tools to the supervisors which eased their workload significantly.

Technology Used

UI Tech:
Bootstrap 3, jQuery, Angular JS
DB Tech:
SWL Server, NHibernate, FluentMigrator
IIS 8, SQL Server 2012


Customer Testimonails

Greenfinch implemented several systems for us that had unique requirements. No technical challenge was too hard for them and more importantly they helped us arrive at the best solution and interface to get us better systems than we had originally thought. Every single member of Greenfinch is outstanding in their area. They continue to do work with us and we keep going back to them. No need to look any further.

Donncha Ryan RCSI