Staff unite to deliver workshops for doctors and nurses in India

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:42:00 GMT

Caring for very ill surgical patients in resource-limited settings is a struggle faced daily by doctors and nurses in low and middle income countries.

Staff from the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health united in India with senior doctors from across the UK and the British Army to deliver workshops for doctors and nurses working in these circumstances. The workshops included seminars, case discussions, skills stations, cadaveric dissections, moulage stations and pre/post course multiple choice questions, covering the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to be an effective healthcare professional in these difficult situations.

Commenting on this exciting initiative Professor Mahesh Nirmalan, Vice Dean for Social Responsibility said: "These collaborations are essential for making the work our Faculty does relevant to the daily experience of people living in low and middle income countries at a time they are most vulnerable."

The workshops will be followed up by an official visit to Manchester in summer 2018 by Professor Mahesh Misra, Vice Chancellor of the Mahathma Ghandi Institute of Science and Technology, which is anticipated to strengthen our partnerships with healthcare institutions in India.