Conquest consultant and unit named best for surgical training

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A consultant and a surgical unit at the Conquest Hospital have been praise for “excellent” training.

Raj Harshen, consultant general surgeon, has been named as the Best Trainer in General Surgery and the Surgical Assessment Unit at Conquest the best place for acute surgical training across the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Deanery.

Anthony Thaventhiran, surgical registrar and Deanery representative for the Association of Surgeons in Training, said: “The Surgical Assessment Unit provides an excellent learning experience for doctors in training, and is one of the key reasons senior surgical trainees wish to come here.”

Mr Harshen, consultant general surgeon, said: “It is pleasing to gain recognition from doctors in training for the quality of supervised training we are able to provide.

“The Surgical Assessment Unit has a great team offering local people a consultant led service for patients with conditions potentially requiring emergency surgical intervention.

“We have a 24/7 consultant cover for the unit offering patients immediate attention, senior opinion with quick investigations and access to an emergency operating theatre.

“This provides good outcomes for our patients and an excellent environment to provide supervised training for junior doctors.”

The Kent, Surrey and Sussex Deanery co-ordinates the delivery and funding of postgraduate medical and dental education across Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

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