Proportion of Colorectal Resections Undertaken Laparoscopically in England

The requirement for the Lapco programme was identified through the Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data which showed that in 2005/2006 less than 5% of colorectal resections in England were being performed laparoscopically.  The Lapco training programme commenced its initial training in 2007/2008, with a surge in uptake of training delivery in 2008/2009 to date with the commencement of on line clinical recording. This figure has risen annually to date, and latest figures now confirm that it has risen to 40% which is a world leading international figure as reported for April-September 2012. 

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