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12 February 2019

First msb symposium highlights the way to joint working

Attendees at the first MSB educational symposium
Attendees at the first MSB educational symposium

Colorectal teams from our three hospitals came together recently to share their learning and discuss how to provide better care for patients.

The first msb educational symposium was attended by consultants, nurse specialists, allied health professionals and hospital management teams as well as patient representatives.

Speakers during the day included Vincent Yip, the MDT hepatobiliary consultant surgeon from the Royal London Hospital, consultant oncologist Dr David Tsang and consultant gastroenterologist Dr Javaid Subhani from Basildon Hospital.

The aim of the day was to allow the three teams to bond in a day of learning and networking.

Dr Ronan Fenton, medical director for Mid and South Essex STP, said: “I was very impressed that the group were forward looking and there was clarity regarding the bright future that the three hospitals have working together. It was really clear that people in the room recognised the better opportunity for the colorectal surgery team as a whole when the hospital merger is complete. The presentations today demonstrated how unified systems, processes and measurement techniques would make a big difference to patients.”

Dr Laeeq Khan, consultant colorectal surgeon and lead for gastro intestinal cancer at Basildon Hospital, added: “The meeting centred around building and improving on the communication we’re already having between the three departments. It’s useful and beneficial for the colorectal surgical units to have time like this to share and to learn from each other. I am excited by how this joint working will transform care for patients across the region.”