A King’s Mill Hospital endoscopist has travelled to Pakistan to share his expertise in carrying out endoscopies with doctors there.
Paul Hagan has been to Dowe University Hospital in Karachi twice in the past year in order to put in place the working endoscopy procedure model used at King’s Mill.
There are currently no training or assessments available for endoscopists in Pakistan so the work Mr Hagan is doing is vitally important for the future of the service.
The model will also be implemented at a further two training centres.
Mr Hagan said: “The work we are sharing between the two hospitals will have a massive positive impact on how we deliver services and are able to help patients in the future.
“I hope that we can continue to develop our relationships with our medical colleagues in Pakistan and spread the good work that is happening within King’s Mill Hospital.”
The links made with Dowe University Hospital have also made it possible for an endoscopist from King’s Mill to visit Pakistan to gain experience in working with patients who have gastro problems which are less common in the UK.
This is an experience which is invaluable to the service offered at King’s Mill.
Dr Saad Niaz, consultant gastroenterologist from Dowe University Hospitals, also visits King’s Mill to support the work of the department and will be offering training in the new endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography procedure.