Global healthcare simulation company, Inovus Medical, announces the continued adoption of LapAR™, the high fidelity laparoscopic simulator, within the NHS. The LapAR™ platform has been adopted along with the bozzini® Hysteroscopy simulator by North Bristol, NHS Trust and the wider Severn Deanery following a competitive tender process win.
The announcement means trainee gynaecology surgeons across the region will have access to LapAR™ and bozzini® hysteroscopy simulators to further develop their minimally invasive gynaecologic surgery (MIGS) skills and help lead them onto consultant posts when their training is complete.
North Bristol Trust will use the newly acquired LapAR™ systems to deliver a specialised MIGS programme led by Miss Jessica Preshaw, Consultant Gynaecologist, as part of the Severn Postgraduate Medical Education curriculum.
Miss Preshaw stated: “An institutional LapAR™ Pro has now been installed in the Learning and Research Centre at Southmead Hospital within the Simulation Suite. All surgical trainees have access.
Alongside this system, one take home LapAR™ will be stationed at each of the 6 deanery hospitals within their O&G departments. Every Severn gynaecological trainee will be issued a personal login to the Inovus learning platform. There is also a separate take home LapAR™ at Southmead that trainees can take home on loan.
This exciting development in conjunction with a new laparoscopic training matrix, and the bozzini® hysteroscopy simulator based at Southmead, will boost MIGS training across Severn.”
The adoption emphasises the accessibility and versatility of the Inovus Medical simulators which allows far more trainees to benefit from cutting-edge technology at home in addition to within the Learning and Research Centre.
Elliot Street, CEO Inovus medical commented: “We are delighted to be supplying our very latest high fidelity simulators to the Severn Region and to be supporting MIGS training and assessment to over sixty trainees spread across a large geographical area. It’s fantastic that with LapAR™, connected surgical platform training has become more accessible than ever before, allowing many more trainees to benefit from the latest technology that is helping deliver the very best surgical care to patients.”