Next Chapter meeting is April 25th. Detailed programme will be finalised this week. The content of the meeting will focus on emergency colorectal surgery.
There have been advances in approach to the management of intestinal ischaemia, sigmoid volvulus and acute diverticulitis in recent years. The meeting will focus on these, and in particular invite a vascular MDT to speak on current management of ischaemic bowel.
As Chapter rep I have presented a paper on re-organisation of colorectal training in the North West to the specialist training committee and the head of the school of surgery. This has met with a hugely positive response, and by October this year we will finalise a template for colorectal training which will allow trainees more choice, allow streamlined ‘tracks’ and a Regional Colorectal training lead who will facilitate and advise the colorectal trainees.
Arnab Bhowmick, February 2017