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British Physicians train young Peruvian surgeons

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Specialists from the Real College of Surgeons held workshop at the Good Hope Clinic in Lima.

On Monday 23, specialist physicians from the Real College of Surgeons (RCS) conducted a workshop, for young Peruvian surgeons, about basic principles and skills in suturing, knot-tying and using animal tissue various procedures, for example, tendon repair, or what is called bowel anastomosis. This workshop is a follow up to a joint conference the doctors ran in Lima with the Association of Surgeons of Peru in 2013.

British Ambassador to Peru, Anwar Choudhury, saw up close the work done by surgeons and attended the ceremony of certification, where he said that the most important areas of a country are the health and education of its people. Thus, Peru is progressing on these issues with collaborations such as this workshop conducted by the best British specialists.

According to Professor Martyn Moore, teaching young surgeons good practice and techniques at an early stage of their career saves thousands of lives and prevents patients from readmission to hospital due to wound infection, sepsis or poor suturing. The RCS runs 300 courses a year in all branches of surgery and hopes to stablish a closer relation with Peruvian surgeons.