King’s Mill forges link with Pakistan

Kings Mill Hospital GV
Kings Mill Hospital GV

An endoscopist from King’s Mill Hospital is leading the way in endoscopy training by working with Dowe University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan, to teach doctors how to administer the procedure.

Paul Hagan, Clinical Endoscopist, has been to the university twice in the past year in order to implement 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.

The links made with Dowe University Hospital has made it possible for an endoscopist from King’s Mill to visit once a year, for one week, to gain experience working with patients who have gastro problems which are less common in the UK. This experience is invaluable to the service offered at King’s Mill.

Dr Saad Niaz, consultant gastroenterologist from Dowe University Hospitals, also visits King’s Mill Hospital to support the work of the department and will be offering training in the new endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).

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.”