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First European commercial surgical training facility accredited by RCS

Our Expert Connect Centre (ECC), based in Croxley Park, Watford, UK has become the first commercial surgical training facility in Europe to be accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS). This is widely regarded as the gold standard for accreditation.

The RCS endorsement follows an in-depth assessment of our ECC facilities, resources and portfolio. It enables people attending Smith & Nephew training to receive Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points, demonstrating their commitment to developing their surgical skills.

“Smith & Nephew’s Expert Connect Centre offers facilities of the highest quality; its education portfolio is extensive and there was a clear demonstration and a broad confidence in each of the components assessed,” says Professor Paul O’Flynn, Quality Assurance and Accreditation, Royal College of Surgeons. “We’re pleased to offer the ECC this accreditation and look forward to continue seeing the centre enable surgeons to achieve the highest standards of care.”

“This endorsement from the Royal College of Surgeons is a huge honour and recognition of the quality of our medical training and education,” says Max Colella, Smith & Nephew, President EMEA. “We’re very proud to be regarded as a benchmark professional development facility and look forward to welcoming more healthcare professionals to the Expert Connect Centre as we continue to support them in their vital work, improving patients’ lives.”

The ECC in Croxley Park is our premier learning facility in Europe. Here, customers from across multiple disciplines have the opportunity to learn from, and with, their peers in an advanced, supportive setting. Surgeons and clinicians – from the UK, Europe and other places where Smith & Nephew operates – can share their experiences and expertise, discuss clinical data, science, technique and technology.

The facility covers pre-clinical, surgical and post-surgery activities and all aspects of advanced wound care. It may be used by all businesses, appealing to existing clinical experts as well as those aspiring to become experts in their field.

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