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Robotic Surgery Curriculum

Guidelines For Training

This document is relevant to both experienced surgeons learning robotic skills and also to senior trainees learning robotic-assisted surgery de novo

It notes the importance of whole-team training and outlines both the technical and non-technical skills required.

It reviews the skills required within robotics, discusses current training methods for robotic surgery and makes specific recommendations e.g. for modular training.

It highlights the importance of simulation in training, and stresses the absolute importance of centralised outcome data collection. This latter point is relevant with regard to the Consultant Outcomes Project and NICE guidance.

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The comment below from Mark Speakman, President of BAUS, is a personal observaton on the contents of this document:

This paper is the first of its type and could be the model for training documents in other complex areas of urology"

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