Programme News

Wednesday 8th February 2012
New Trainer appointed to expand team at Colchester

We are pleased to report that a new trainer is now registered and has joined the National Training Programme to support the activities of the Colchester Training Centre. We take this opportunity to welcome Colorectal Consultant, Mr Zulfiqar Khan into his new role who is based at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn, Norfolk.

Mr Khan will initially be undertaking ‘In Reach’ training at Kings Lynn with NTP Trainee Mr Paul Cullen who has recently joined the National Training Programme. Mr Khan will also be able to assist the activities of Colchester a busy training centre with 8 registered trainees. Lead Clinician Roger Motson from Colchester comments ‘We are delighted to welcome Mr Khan onto the NTP which will be an excellent further resource to assist with training delivery within the geographical area which our training centre covers.’


The NTP now has 31 registered active trainers providing training throughout the 11 training centres in the Country. There are now 107 trainees at Consultant level registered within Lapco, with a further 20 registrations currently being formalised. This takes the trainees numbers up to just under 130 and rising, which reflects substantial growth in terms of both trainees and clinical activity which is being recorded.
Mr Khan has developed a functional laparoscopic colorectal service at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn since his appointment in 2002. The team includes 3 Colorectal Consultants, along with a dedicated theatre team consisting of 6 staff nurses who have become an integral part of the service. Mr Khan has secured a number of high definition video systems for his Department which are ideally suited to the NTP training requirements, and he has further ambitions to deliver an integrated laparoscopic theatre.

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