Professor Neil Mortensen, president of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, is visiting the STRIVE Academic Centre at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough today (Thursday 3 March 2022) to learn about the fantastic work that colleagues are doing.
The visit was organised by Venkatesh Kanakala, clinical director for general surgery at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
They were joined by Andrew Reed, CEO of RCS England, Peter Davis, regional director (North-East) at RCS England, and the trust’s clinical directors, including Emma Reay, clinical director for orthopaedic and reconstructive services.
The day started with a meet and greet with Professor Mortensen, where he had chance to catch up with surgeons and other colleagues.
This was followed by presentations from Venkat and our clinical directors.
Professor Mortensen was taken on a tour of Same Day Emergency Care, laparoscopic and robotic theatres, neurosurgery theatres and 3D printing technology, and the Trinity Holistic Centre.
The day was rounded off with lunch with our senior leadership team and surgical clinical directors.
RCS England provides education, assessment and development to 30,000 surgeons, dental professionals and members of the wider surgical and dental care teams, at all stages of their career.