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Inovus Medical awarded Royal College of Surgeons England (RCSEng) accreditation


Inovus Medical has today announced that it has been awarded accreditation by the Royal College of Surgeons for England.

The accreditation, initially valid for a period of three years from June 2022 to June 2025, has been granted to the company’s innovative digital surgical training platform. The accreditation initially covers a range of modules including the LapPass® curriculum, for which Inovus exclusively partners with the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ALSGBI).

The RSCEng accreditation process includes assessment of resources and faculty, the education portfolio, and the infrastructure and quality management processes which underpin the delivery of the educational product. Accreditation is only awarded where there is a clear demonstration of, and a broad confidence in, the quality of each of these components.

Deemed as a quality mark for surgical education, the accreditation covers Inovus Medical’s LapAR™ ecosystem which allows simulation and training centres to deliver both face-to-face and remote surgical training. The enhanced augmented reality-based platform connects trainees and faculty through a digital surgery training system that provides objective metrics and performance tracking, including video recording and the ability to give subjective comments from faculty prior to completion of formal assessments. The accreditation provides major added value to the thousands of trainee surgeons already using the platform who will now be able to earn CPD points for time spent training within it.

Dr David Rawaf Clinical Excellence Lead, Inovus Medical commented: “RCSEng centre accreditation will progress Inovus Medical’s mission of becoming one of the world’s partners for surgical training. We will now not only be able to pass on this added value to the people who use our platforms, but also to simulation centres and trusts wishing to run courses utilising the Inovus platform. As part of the accreditation process, we validated and peer-reviewed both objective and subjective data from the simulators. In doing so have further reinforced the evidence-base supporting the widespread adoption of high-fidelity “Augmented Reality” surgical training supported by Inovus technology.”

Mr Ananda Nanu MBBS, MSOrth, FRCS, MCHOrth, FRCSOrth, RCSEng QA Lead and Chair of the Committee that governs QA and Accreditation commented: “Congratulations to Inovus Medical for this achievement. This accreditation demonstrates their commitment to the highest standards of surgical education and training.”

Dr Elliot Street CEO, Inovus Medical commented, “Obtaining RCSE accreditation is a massive achievement for us all at Inovus Medical, and one we are extremely proud of. It validates the commitment we have to driving the highest standards of surgical training across the globe. We are looking forward to continuing to work with the Royal Colleges and the Associations involved in surgical training on their various curriculums with a view to enhancing trainee experience and ultimately improve surgical care globally.”

Source: Inovus Medical.

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