The Lapco Programme ? Sign Off Progression

NTP Consultant trainees are anticipated to require between 15-20 NTP Lapco clinical training sessions before they reach the competency required to be invited to the sign off assessment. At this point trainees are invited to submit recordings of 2 seperate cases (left, and a right sided case), which are submitted with manually completed Global Assessment Score Forms (GAS) forms, and the pathology report for each case. These are anonmysed, and assessed by indepenent assessors. There are just over 600 Colorectal Consultants in England, and over 200 Consultants have engaged with Lapco during the programme as either trainer or trainee.

We have summarised below the position on sign off, along with trainees in training, and trainer participation as below (Last Updated March 2013):