UpcomingUK Thoracoscopy Assistants Course (11th)


This course has been developed to train thoracoscopy assistants and is now in its tenth year. The course covers the basics of thoracoscopy and includes sessions on pre-procedure care, monitoring and post-procedure care. There will be lectures, small group work and a strong practical element. The course will be of benefit to all involved in medical thoracoscopy in particular endoscopy staff, specialist nurses and theatre staff.  The course is run by the King’s Mill team.


0900 Registration

0930 Basic pleural anatomy and Diseases Dr Mark Roberts

1015 The procedure overview and indications Dr Nicola Downer

1045 Coffee Break

1115 Pre-procedure care: doctor and nurse perspective
(Patient selection/consent and pre-procedure investigation) Dr Sanjay Adlakha and Sister June Morley

1200 The procedure (video) Dr Nicola Downer

1230 Lunch

1330 Workshop session – simulated procedure Dr Mark Roberts and Dr Sanjay Adlakha

1500 Tea break

1515 Post-procedure care including chest drain care Dr Sanjay Adlakha

1530 Complications Dr Mark Roberts

1600 Nurses’ experiences and tips
Sister Sue Glover and Sister June Morley

1615 Feedback and questions

Thoracoscopy Assistants final programme 2019


By far the best course I have attended. Much appreciated the clinical information and case presentations.

Thank you very much for the supportive materials

Very helpful and well run day

Overall very useful and informative course – will recommend to other staff in the unit.

Excellent informative day. Very useful – learned a lot. I am sure the CD will be very useful

Our thoracoscopy ward is starting thoracoscopies this month, so the course has covered all material needed for me to be the nursing assistant

I have really enjoyed this day and learnt a lot. I feel I have taken a lot of information away from the day

Very friendly and approachable

The whole day was run very well, I found it very informative. All questions/answers covered

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Payment should preferably be made by Stripe or Paypal at the time of booking.  If you choose the ‘invoice’ method of payment, the invoice is generated automatically, and it is the delegate’s responsibility to arrange payment.  Full payment must be received 7 days before the start of the course.  If the payment isn’t received, your place will automatically be cancelled and you will be notified by email.  We apologise that it has been necessary to make this change.  We are a small team and chasing unpaid invoices is a time-consuming process!

Update (3 February): invoice payment method is no longer available to new registrations as the event is now only 4 weeks away.

  • 22nd September 2020
    09:00 - 17:00
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Delegateshow details + £180.00 (GBP)  / bundle 
The Member discount (£150.00 (GBP)) is available to members only. On Sale


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King's Mill Hospital, Mansfield Road, Sutton-in-Ashfield, NG17 4JL, United Kingdom


This venue is located at King’s Mill Hospital, Sutton-in-Ashfield.  NG17 4JL