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Specialised National Surgical Services in Manchester

Specialised National Surgical Services in Manchester

  • Date: Tuesday 8th February 2022 from 6.30 - 7.50 pm
  • Venue: Zoom meeting
  • Members £0.00
  • Non Members £

This meeting is being subsidised by the Manchester Medical Society and is FREE for all to attend.  You will be able to submit questions to the speaker during the event using the Q&A function on Zoom.

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NHS England directly commissions 146 specialised services of which only a handful are surgical. Manchester is home to four such national services and we will be hearing from consultants in these centres about their exciting work:

6.30-6.50 pm
Gender affirming top surgery in Manchester and being a Trans Ally
Miss Choe Wright, Consultant Chest Contouring and Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon, North Manchester General Hospital

Talk summary:

North Manchester General Hospital holds one of the seven NHS commissioned specialised service contracts for delivery of gender affirming mastectomy with chest wall reconstruction. It is one of two services that are delivering this within the NHS. This talk reviews gender incongruence, NHS transgender care, the service at NMGH, and support of Trans individuals.

6.50-7.10 pm
Genital Oncology Surgery and Reconstruction in Manchester
Mr Arie Parnham, Consultant Urologist and Andrologist, The Christie Hospital

7.10-7.30 pm
Manchester’s National Colorectal and Peritoneal Oncology Centre
Mr Jonathan Wild, Consultant Colorectal and Peritoneal Surgeon, The Christie Hospital

7.30-7.50 pm
A National Intestinal Failure Service for the 21st Century
Mr Derek McWhirter, Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Talk summary:

The Irving National Intestinal Failure Unit has been long established. Until recently, it along with St Mark’s in London have been the only 2 specialist units in the country for patients with Intestinal Failure. Recently, there has been a change to developing a national network with Salford and St Marks providing support to develop this new service.