The Newcastle Surgical Training Centre (NSTC), is a unique, state-of-the-art facility, which provides advanced cadaveric education for medical professionals.
The centre has a national and international reputation for providing a specialist forum for endoscopic and robotic skills.
This centre is one of the very first anatomical examination units of its kind in the UK to carry a formal licence from the Human Tissue Authority.
Using cadaveric material we have successfully run advanced training courses for surgeons regionally, nationally and internationally, representing multiple specialties.
Our particular focus has been in teaching the techniques of advanced minimal access surgery, using the most up-to-date technology in a purpose built environment.
The training centre incorporates a large multi-theatre environment, equipped with:
- Advanced endoscopic equipment
- High specification Galaxy Ultra Operating Theatre lights
- Integrated cameras
- Comprehensive state of the art audio visual (AV) equipment
- Internal and external videoconferencing links.
Footage of the surgical training is transmitted from the operating tables directly to the centre’s teaching rooms. The rooms are adjacent to the operating theatres with capacity for 100 trainees at any one time. In addition to this, we have an unlimited number of observing participants with videoconferencing links around the country and abroad.
The centre can also provide a wide range of other educational sources, including recorded surgical technical sessions on DVD. The training centre also offers one-to-one training for highly specialised techniques.
The NTSC offers training courses in laparoscopic colorectal techniques, advanced endoscopic ligament reconstructive and open orthopaedic procedures, aesthetic / plastic surgery, urology, ENT and cardiology. The training facilities provide clinical anatomy teaching and surgical skills training for doctors and allied health professionals at all stages of their careers.
Medical professionals regionally, nationally and internationally use thetraining facility.
For more details about the centre, visit: www.nstcsurg.org
Tel: 0191 213 8589