Occtopus Has Funded an Innovative Surgical Training Screen at Oxford University

We are proud to announce our latest initiative: the funding of a cutting-edge surgical simulation screen at Oxford University Hospitals that will live stream surgeries to medical and nursing staff. It will be housed in a dedicated teaching suite for the use of all surgical staff and specialities. 

This groundbreaking project aims to enhance the training and education of future colorectal surgeons, ensuring they gain invaluable hands-on experience and knowledge.

Occtopus Chair, Professor Sir Neil Mortensen unveiling the new surgical simulation training room at the Churchill Hospital, Oxford  

The new screen, located in the operating theatres surgical suite of the Churchill Hospital, part of Oxford University Hospitals, will broadcast live surgeries, allowing junior clinicians and specialist nursing staff to observe complex procedures in real-time. This initiative is designed to bridge the gap between theoretical learning and practical application, providing a unique, immersive educational experience that is crucial for mastering colorectal surgical techniques.

Members of the Colorectal Team stand with Occtopus Chair, Professor Sir Neil Mortensen, at the unveiling of the new Surgical Simulation and Training Room at the Churchill Hospital, Oxford

“We are thrilled to support Oxford University Hospitals with this state-of-the-art technology,” said Professor Sir Neil Mortensen, Chair at Occtopus. “By live streaming surgeries, we can provide clinicians with unparalleled access to expert surgical practices, enhancing their learning and ultimately improving patient outcomes in the field of colorectal surgery.”

The live stream will feature a range of colorectal surgical procedures, showcasing the latest techniques and innovations in the field. Senior surgeons will provide real-time commentary, explaining each step of the procedure and answering questions from the observing clinicians. This interactive approach not only facilitates a deeper understanding of surgical techniques but also fosters a collaborative learning environment.

“Training the next generation of colorectal surgeons and supporting staff is a top priority for us,” said Kat Baker, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at Oxford University Hospitals. “With the support of Occtopus, we are able to offer our junior clinicians an invaluable learning tool that will significantly enhance their training. The ability to observe live surgeries and engage with experienced surgeons in real-time is a game-changer for medical education and improved patient care. We are very grateful to Occtopus for supporting this.”

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