18 April 2018

Smith & Nephew’s Expert Connect Centre endorsed by Royal College of Surgeons

Smith & Nephew (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN), the global medical technology business, is pleased to announce its state-of-the-art Expert Connect Centre (‘ECC’) in Watford, UK has become the first commercial surgical training facility in Europe to be accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons.

Widely regarded as the gold standard for accreditation, the Royal College of Surgeons endorsement follows an in-depth assessment of the facilities, resources and portfolio offered at the ECC. The recognition enables delegates to receive Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points when attending Smith & Nephew sessions, 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” said 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. 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,” said Massimiliano Colella, President Europe and Canada, Smith & Nephew.

Since its opening in February 2017, almost 2000 healthcare professionals from the UK and across the globe, including Canada, Japan and China have received training at the ECC. Designed to encourage interaction, the centre offers the same set-up as 14 hospital operating rooms, providing an environment where surgeons and nurses can learn new techniques and refine skills first hand, to ensure the safe and effective use of Smith & Nephew products. It boasts a large auditorium, seating over 80, for plenary sessions and uses the latest broadcasting and recording technology to capture and share the learning experience.




Charles Reynolds
Smith & Nephew

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About Smith & Nephew

Smith & Nephew is a global medical technology business dedicated to helping healthcare professionals improve people's lives. With leadership positions in Orthopaedic Reconstruction, Advanced Wound Management, Sports Medicine and Trauma & Extremities, Smith & Nephew has around 15,000 employees and a presence in more than 100 countries. Annual sales in 2017 were almost $4.8 billion. Smith & Nephew is a member of the FTSE100 (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN).

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