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Colorectal Dis. 2011 Jun;13(6):614-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-1318.2011.02643.x.

The National Training Programme for Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery in England: a new training paradigm.

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National Clinical Lead, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, UK.

Abstract

AIM:

The National Training Programme in laparoscopic colorectal surgery was set up in 2008 to introduce laparoscopic colorectal surgery nationwide in a safe and structured way.

METHOD:

Over 150 consultant surgeons were enrolled; they received regular and supervised hands on training, and the operative outcome and the structured sign-off process were monitored continuously.

RESULTS:

Over 1000 training cases have been recorded with clinical outcomes comparable to established experts; 1/3 elective colorectal resections in England are performed laparoscopically.

CONCLUSION:

This successful and novel training model may be a training paradigm for other surgical and interventional specialities.

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