Programme News

Wednesday 30th September 2009
New Trainer appointed to expand team at Portsmouth
We are pleased to report that a new trainer is now registered and has joined the National Training Programme to support the activities of Amjad Parvaiz at Portsmouth. We take this opportunity to welcome Jim Khan into his new role who is also based at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth.  
The NTP now has 22 registered active trainers providing training throughout the 10 training centres in the Country. There are now 84 trainees at Consultant level registered within Lapco, with a further 26 registrations currently being formalised. This takes the trainees numbers up to 110 and rising, which reflects substantial growth over the last 12 months.
Jim was appointed as a laparoscopic colorectal surgeon at Portsmouth last year. He completed his specialist registrar training in colorectal surgery in the Wessex, while working with Bill Heald & Brendan Moran at Basingstoke and received laparoscopic training at Winchester and Portsmouth. His specialist colorectal training included the UK national laparoscopic fellowship with Roger Motson at Colchester, and a travelling clinical fellowship at Mayo Clinic Rochester US. Jim has performed over 200 laparoscopic colorectal resections following a standardised technique. His research interests include clinical research in laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery and training in laparoscopic surgery.
Portsmouth now has 9 registered trainees and is one of the most active centres within the NTP in terms of delivering clinical activity. With the ever growing development of the National Training Programme, there is an increasing demand for access to training. With the combined skills of the Portsmouth Team lead by Amjad Parvaiz, this alliance will no doubt further underpin the quality and volume of training which can be provided in this location.