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On the 26th of June Mr Andrew Day, SASH Colorectal Surgeon and ALSGBI representative, led our first LapPass (Laparoscopic Passport) Assessment Evening for CST’s and ST3-4’s Doctor’s in Training. The evening was a resounding success with doctors participating in testing their skills at four stations demonstrating key laparoscopic tasks; grasping and manipulation, tying extracorporeal Roeder knots and placing them to simulate an Appendicetomy, cutting an accurate disk, and suturing (creating two secure recognised knots under slight tension). A 5th camera holding skill will be assessed separately at a later date.

The LapPass Assessment was developed by The Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons to give Doctor’s in Training a badge of proficiency in key laparoscopic skills that would be recognised nationwide. Doctor’s in Training will be able to participate in LapPass Assessments until they have passed each task and we are planning to hold another LapPass Assessment Event later in the year

For more information on the LapPass please visit: www.alsgbi.org/lappass/

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