Programme News

Friday 9th September 2011
New Appointment to NTP Steering Group

The National Training Programme has appointed Melanie Feldman, Consultant and NTP South West NTP Trainee  to the Lapco Steering Group as an NTP Trainee Representative.  This is an important role which will provide the trainees perspective on the running of the programme, along with the implementation of any proposed changes to the set up and approach of training. If any Lapco trainees wish to raise any points to Melanie Feldman for her to raise at the meeting or highlight as agenda items please let her know by email:

The Steering Group meetings are held quarterly rotated around the training centres, and comprise Lead Trainers from each centre, along with stakeholders and Department of Health National Cancer Action Team.

The most recent Steering Group meeting took place on Monday 5th September at ICENI Centre, Colchester which was well attending with 25 NTP Trainers and Stakeholders including an International invited Guest Professor Hiro Hasegawa Head of Colorectal Surgery, Keio University, Tokyo who was attending the ISLCRS Conference at Colchester.

The next Steering Group meeting is taking place on Monday 20th February 2012 at The Christie Hospital, Manchester, which is followed by a NTP Education Masterclass Day on Tuesday 21st February further details are available on the Lapco web site.