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Dr Ailsa Hart has been elected onto the International Organisation for Inflammatory Bowel Disease...Read full story »
The Himsworth Hall, St Mark's Medical Education Centre
Saturday, November 8th 2014
10.30am to 3.30pm
Saturday 1st November, 2014
0900 - 1600
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. WatfahRead full story »
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.Read full story »
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.Read full story »
The St Mark's RSO posts are now on NHS Jobs
Job Reference: 337-REC870Read full story »
Date: 17 May 2013
Course Convenor: Mr Robin Kennedy
A one day multidisciplinary symposium held at St Mark's Hospital, London.
HOSPITAL STAYS OF 3 DAYS ARE ACHIEVABLE WITH AN ENHANCED RECOVERY PROGRAMME FOLLOWING COLORECTAL SURGERY.
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.Read full story »
We are pleased to announce a new course at St Mark's.
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.
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 <http://www.canceraudit.eu/index.php?paginaid=10##> 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.Read full story »
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.Read full story »
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.Read full story »
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.Read full story »
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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.
The pictures were taken by Lucie Carlier (Photographer for Mark Allen Group).Read full story »
Inflammatory bowel disease open information day
Saturday the 12th of November 2011Read full story »
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.Read full story »
We are very pleased to announce that ASiT Medal Winner 2011: Miss Sreelakshmi Mallappa MBBS, MRCS(Eng), MRCS(Ed) from St Mark’s.
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.Read full story »
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.Read full story »
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.Read full story »
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.Read full story »
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.Read full story »
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.Read full story »
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.Read full story »
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.Read full story »
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.Read full story »