A group of senior surgeons, known as the Surgical Travellers, visited Queen’s and King George hospitals to learn more about the work going to improve care for patients.
The group, which was set up 93 years ago as a way for surgeons to share knowledge and expertise, still enjoy two meet-up a year, one in the UK and one abroad.
They chose to visit our hospitals, from Thursday 7 to Friday 8 November, as our colorectal surgeon Matt Hanson is a member.
Matt put together a packed schedule for his peers, to showcase a variety of the great work taking place at our Trust.
This included a presentation on mechanical thromectomy, a minimally invasive procedure for stoke patients to remove blood clots. It’s a relatively new treatment which is not commonly carried out in all NHS hospitals.
Other presentations included corneal transplant and breast reconstruction surgery.
As well as their packed academic schedule, they were also shown around some of the sights of London, which included a dinner at the House of Lords.
Matt said: “It went really well. There were great presentations and I’ve had lots of positive feedback.
“It took a lot of work to organise and there wasn’t enough time to show them everything I would have liked, however, I think we showed them the breadth of the work we do.”
Pictured is Matt at the House of Lords.