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Paul Leeder, ALSGBI LapPass lead

Inovus Medical appointed as the official manufacturer and supplier of the LapPass training kits

Launched by ALSGBI in 2015, the LapPass is a nationally recognised certificate of proficiency in the technically demanding skills required for laparoscopic surgery and the only validated laparoscopic skills curriculum in the UK. The LapPass certificate can be added to a trainee surgeon’s portfolio when a series of timed laparoscopic skills tests are successfully passed.
The original LapPass tasks were designed such that they could be created by off the shelf materials in order to keep costs to a minimum. With a growing uptake of the curriculum across the UK and overseas it has however, been increasingly difficult to ensure standardisation of the tasks and as such the ALSGBI sought a partner to help create a standardised and scalable platform for the LapPass curriculum.

ALSGBI LapPass lead, Mr Paul Leeder, said: 

The ALSGBI are pleased to be working in association with Inovus Medical on the delivery of the newly designed LapPass kits. The kits bring improved standardisation to the tasks which we believe will further improve the experience of trainee surgeons who are working towards their LapPass certification. Inovus Medical’s ethos of affordable, accessible and functional healthcare simulation is something that aligns with the ideals of the ALSGBI and stands to make this a successful collaboration.

Mr Paul Leeder, ALSGBI LapPass® lead

Inovus Medical specialise in manufacturing and designing affordable take home and institutional laparoscopic simulators with complementary task based jigs available to support trainee surgeons during the various stages of their surgical skills training. With a proven track record in delivery of laparoscopic simulation products, and a vertically integrated operating model, Inovus Medical were the natural partner of choice to design, manufacturer and distribute the LapPass kits.
The LapPass tasks have been fully integrated with the LapAR high fidelity simulator to allow objective performance tracking of the skills and provide a platform for remote training and certification of the programme. The tasks can also be used with Inovus Medical’s lower and medium fidelity simulators including the Bozzini and Pyxus range.
Inovus Medical CEO, Dr Elliot Street, said: 

We are extremely excited to work in collaboration with the ALSGBI as the exclusive designer and manufacturer of the LapPass training kits. The ideals of the LapPass being a validated curriculum with a low cost barrier fits perfectly with our vision of delivering affordable, accessible and functional laparoscopic simulation. I am confident our design of the kit will serve the programme well and we are excited to work with the ALSGBI to help scale the uptake of the curriculum across surgical specialities both here in the UK, and overseas,through our ongoing sales and marketing efforts.

Dr Elliot Street, Inovus Medical CEO

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