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  • Practical Course in Systematic Reviews & Meta-analysis

    Saturday 1st November, 2014
    0900 - 1600

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  • Management of Colorectal Neoplasia

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  • Moving More and Eating Well

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  • St Mark's Meets Riyadh - Report

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  • Practical Course in Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis

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  • St Mark's Surgical Special - Buy 2 Courses Get 1 Free!

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  • Bowel Awareness Day

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  • Frontiers 2013 now Available Online!

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  • St Mark's Meets Riyadh!

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  • St Mark's Intestinal Failure Study Day at the Royal Society of Medicine

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  • SLIC Limited Spaces

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  • St Mark's New Gastroenterology SCE Course

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  • St Mark's Practical Course in Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis

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  • National Gastrointestinal Nursing Conference 2014

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  • St Mark's SLIC Course - 2014

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  • St Mark's CTC Training Course for Radiographers - Two Available Spaces

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  • St. Mark's Meets Salzburg 2013!

    A collaborative educational meeting on hot topics in colorectal and inflammatory bowel disease surgery.

    In cooperation with the Austrian Society of Surgery.

    Congress President: Dr. Josef S. Watfah

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  • Living with Ulcerative Colitis & Crohn's Disease - 3rd Annual Open Day

    2nd November 2013

    A day of talks given by leading Inflammatory Bowel Disease experts. Learn about the latest in surgical and medical treatments and discover how the hospital, community, government and IBD charities can support you.

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  • St Mark's The first high definition surgical education video, Intersphincteric Proctectomy, presented by Professor Robin Phillips

     St Mark's Hospital has just released the first high definition surgical education video, Intersphincteric Proctectomy, presented by Robin Phillips and assisted by Dimitrios Patsouras. The video is in a special 2-disc box, featuring for the first time a Blu-Ray and DVD edition of the film. The stunning visuals of the high definition disc bring new detail to surgical education and give even greater insight into best practice and effective technique.    

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  • The St Mark's RSO posts are now on NHS Jobs

    The St Mark's RSO posts are now on NHS Jobs

    Job Reference: 337-REC870

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  • St Mark's Enhanced Recovery and Controversies in Perioperative Care Symposium

    Date: 17 May 2013

    Course Convenor: Mr Robin Kennedy

    A one day multidisciplinary symposium held at St Mark's Hospital, London.


    This symposium aims to allow surgeons and other health professionals to develop and implement Enhanced Recovery Pathways within their own hospital. 

    Target Audience: Colorectal Surgeons, Anaesthetists, Specialist Colorectal Nurses, Senior Nurses, Pain Team Specialists, Physiotherapists, Dieticians and Managers.

    We recommend bringing a hospital team to the symposium.

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  • St Mark's Hospital and Academic Institute New Course

    We are pleased to announce a new course at St Mark's.

    The Inaugural St Mark's SLIC Course - Safety, Leadership & Innovation in Colorectal Surgery - Date: 23 May 2013

    Course Convenors: Miss Sonal Arora, Professor Robin Kennedy
    Target Audience: Consultants and trainees with an interest in colorectal surgery
    Course Overview: This will be the first course in patient safety, leadership and innovation specifically designed for Colorectal Surgeons. It is a one-day course that will help meet the revalidation requirements of Consultants, and help inform senior trainees coming up for Consultant Interview. The course is being run in partnership with Imperial College with several high profile speakers in attendance.

    Click here for the provisional programme and the application form.



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  • Lead Colorectal Cancer Nurse Claire Taylor as EONS representative at EURECCA-3

    Claire Taylor was nominated to represent the European Oncology Nursing Society at the third Consensus Conference Colon & Rectum held in Perugia 13 -15 December 2012. This meeting was organised to create uniform European Cancer Treatment <>  Guidelines to help address the considerable differences in cancer survival rates between European countries. Collaboration between ECCO, ESMO, ESTRO, ESCP, EONS and other European scientific committees was achieved. This facilitated a balanced case based discussion and supported consensus development of the guidelines using the Delphi Method.   

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  • New Consultant Staff

    Miss. Samar AL-Homoud MBBS, EBSQ ( Coloproctology)
    Honorary Visiting Consultant Surgeon

    Miss Samar AL-Homoud joined St Mark’s hospital in May 2012 as an Honorary Visiting Consultant Surgeon. She is currently a consultant colorectal surgeon at The King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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  • Dr Ailsa Hart from St Mark's featured on the BBC4 TV programme "Guts: The Strange and Mysterious World of the Human Stomach"

    Dr Ailsa Hart from St Mark’s featured on the BBC4 TV programme “Guts: The Strange and Mysterious World of the Human Stomach” at 9pm last Thursday (12th July 2012). In particular she discussed the novel  research that St Mark’s is undertaking with the Antigen Presentation research Group, Imperial College using faecal transplantation as a treatment for refractory pouchitis. She discussed that a pilot study is being performed at St Mark’s using faecal transplantation in patients with difficult pouchitis and that assessment is being made of microbiological, immunological and of course clinical changes that occur as a result of the treatment.                     

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  • The 2nd Anterior Resection Study Day

    Due to popular demand, we have decided to organise the 2nd Anterior Research Study Day on 13th November 2012.

    This study day explains the causes of bowel dysfunction after rectal cancer treatment, how to conduct a comprehensive assessment and introduces a range of interventions that can help in improving bowel function and thus also quality of life.

    Target audience: nurses who have a specialist role which involves the support of patients following rectal cancer treatment and are keen to improve their knowledge and skills when managing altered bowel function.

    Learning Style: Interactive presentations. 

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  • How to improve specimen quality in left sided colonic resection - Laparoscopic High Anterior Resection - St Mark's new Laparoscopic DVD

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  • Marian O'Connor has been award GI Nurse of the Year 2012

    GI Nurse of the Year is a prestigious award, recognising a nurse who has made
    outstanding achievements in GI services, patient care and mutlidisciplinary team
    working and demonstrated innovative thinking in the art and science of GI care.

    Please click here for more details.

    The pictures were taken by Lucie Carlier (Photographer for Mark Allen Group). 

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  • News of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Open Information Day

    Inflammatory bowel disease open information day

    Saturday the 12th of November 2011

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  • State-of-the-art upgrade to endoscopy training

    Thanks to charitable donations from the Masons and Olympus KeyMed, the endoscopy training facilities at St Mark's has recently had a much-needed upgrade.

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  • ASiT Medal Winner 2011: Miss Sreelakshmi Mallappa from St Mark’s

    We are very pleased to announce that ASiT Medal Winner 2011: Miss Sreelakshmi Mallappa MBBS, MRCS(Eng), MRCS(Ed) from St Mark’s.


    ASiT Medal
    Sponsored by Ansell, ASiT’s most prestigious prize is awarded to the best presentation from a surgical trainee. This is selected from the highest scoring abstracts delivered as part of the ASiT Medal oral presentation session. The winner is presented with the ASiT Medal and invited to present their work in the ASiT Session at the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland International Surgical Congress.

    Conference: Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) Surgical Conference, Sheffield. 15-17 April 2011.

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  • New Consultant Staff

    Dr Morgan Moorghen joined St Mark’s hospital in October 2010 as a consultant gastrointestinal histopathologist. Until recently he was at Bristol Royal Infirmary where he was the lead GI histopathologist and also held a number of management positions. He has longstanding expertise in all aspects of GI pathology and has a major research interest in cell proliferation in colorectal cancer. 

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  • New Consultant Staff

    Dr Adam Haycock is a consultant physician and gastroenterologist who joined the consultant staff in 2011. He specialises in endoscopy with a particular interest in colonoscopy and therapeutic endoscopy, including polypectomy, endoscopic mucosal resection, stent insertion, stricture dilatation and treatment of bleeding lesions.

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  • St Mark's in the headlines

    St Mark's Hospital featured in yesterday's Daily Mail health section. The feature follows a patient from St Mark’s ­Psychological Medicine Unit and reports on the growing body of scientific evidence to show a link between psychological feelings such as stress and gut problems.

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  • St Mark’s Hospital fish oil study could find solution to bowel cancer

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  • St Mark's celebrates its 175th anniversary

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  • St. Mark's groundbreaking diagnostic test in The Daily Telegraph

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  • St Mark's in the news

    Following the publication of "Once-only flexible sigmoidoscopy screening in prevention of colorectal cancer: a multicentre randomised controlled trial" (Atkin et al) in the Lancet last week, St Mark's Consultant Nurse Maggie Vance was interviewed by Sky News and Channel 4. You can watch the Sky News story using this link.

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  • New Consultant Staff

    We are pleased to welcome Dr Ayesha Akbar to our consultant staff. Her clinical interests include general gastroenterology with a focus in inflammatory bowel disease. She also has an interest in abdominal pain and irritable bowel syndrome, especially in the overlap cases with inflammatory bowel disease, and sits on the British Society of Gastroenterology Neurogastroenterology committee.

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  • National training programme in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery

    St. Mark's Hospital is offering consultant surgeons the opportunity to train in Laparoscopic Colorectal surgery under the guidance of Mr Robin Kennedy.

    The national trainingprogramme is being rolled out as an initiative under the leadership of Professor Mike Richards, the Department of Health's Cancer Action Team.

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  • St. Mark's official opening of laparoscopic theatre

    On 17th November 2008, TV presenter Lynn Faulds-Wood, founder of Lynn's Bowel Cancer Campaign, and TV broadcaster John Stapleton officially opened the newly built laparoscopic theatre.

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  • Daily Mail - Laparoscopic Bowel Surgery

    St Mark's consultant surgeon, Mr Robin Kennedy, features inDaily Mail's Me and My Operation about one woman's life-saving laparoscopic bowel surgery.

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