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Covid-19 – challenges for training

Covid-19 – challenges for training

  The world’s population and its healthcare workforce are facing a huge challenge as we work to control and mitigate for the covid-19 pandemic. Ou...
Miniaturising surgical robotics – building a model ship inside a very small bottle

Miniaturising surgical robotics – building a model ship inside a very small bottle

One reason that surgery is exciting is its interface with technology. Surgical robots, becoming more common in well-resourced healthcare settings,...
Time for quality adjusted training years?

Time for quality adjusted training years?

  Many health professionals will be familiar with QALYs: quality-adjusted life years. QALYs assume health to be a function of the length of life a...
A microcosm of future gender parity… in neurosurgery

A microcosm of future gender parity… in neurosurgery

  eoSurgical tries hard to advocate for improved gender equality in surgery. With still so few women surgeons, the profession is missing out on ta...
The ultimate Christmas present list for surgeons!

The ultimate Christmas present list for surgeons!

It’s that time of the year again. If you’re looking for the ideal gift for the surgeon in your life, or if you’ve just passed your MRCS/FRCS/got th...
The shape of surgical training – more distortion to come?

The shape of surgical training – more distortion to come?

eoSurgical is run by surgeons, for surgeons. Its founders have worked their way through various UK training programs during the last decade, initi...
Stressful night on call? SurgTrac AR is going to help

Stressful night on call? SurgTrac AR is going to help

eoSurgical is always looking to innovate, both with our hardware and our software. We produce the only accessible, mobile, instrument tracking sim...
Surgical intelligence: human, artificial, emotional.

Surgical intelligence: human, artificial, emotional.

The burgeoning field of artificial intelligence (AI) is garnering more and more attention but will it enhance or undermine health? Current AIs are ...
Translational medicine needs engaged surgeons, and vice versa

Translational medicine needs engaged surgeons, and vice versa

The need for surgical innovation is no less pressing now than when humanity first learned to make a knife and, soon after, made its first surgical...
Patient safety and surgery

Patient safety and surgery

Last week, the WHO marked World Patient Safety Day. At its core, healthcare is singularly motivated by a desire to improve patient health and well...
Knowing more and more about less and less: how far should sub-specialisation go?

Knowing more and more about less and less: how far should sub-specialisation go?

  Following the completion of surgical training in the UK, a new consultant is expected to be emergency-safe and competent in dealing with a given...
Call of the wild

The call of the wild: biomimicry and surgical innovation

  Surgeons spend hours in the confines of small and sterile spaces: hospitals, clinic rooms, operating theatres, and body cavities. There is a lot...