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GIRFT webinar: Best practice for timely management of testicular torsion

27 Feb

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Virtual, 27th February 2024

GIRFT national consensus pathway for suspected testicular torsion

Professor Simon Kenny (GIRFT clinical lead for paediatric general surgery and urology and the national clinical director for children and young people) and Rachel Harwood (paediatric surgery registrar at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital) invite you to join a GIRFT webinar on Tuesday 27th February 2024 at 13.00 – 14.00 hrs to discuss the soon to be published GIRFT pathway for children and young people (CYP) experiencing acute testicular pain.

Register here

We are delighted to be joined by a panel of speakers including Marisa Mason, chief executive for the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD), which is soon to release a report on patient care for testicular torsion. It is hoped the new GIRFT pathway will address recommendations made in the NCEPOD report..

Caroline McDonald, paediatric surgeon and urologist at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, will discuss the importance of raising awareness about testicular torsion and engagement with CYP and their parents/carers.

Other speakers include:

  • Nia Fraser, paediatric surgeon at Queens Medical Centre Nottingham (tbc)
  • Veeru Kasivisvanathan, academic urological surgeon at UCL

For our panel discussion, we will be joined by:

  • Sean Marven, BAPS president
  • Gill Tierney, consultant surgeon and president of ASGBI

This promises to be an interesting discussion on the pathway and the importance of raising awareness amongst all stakeholders, from patients themselves to commissioners and ICBs.

Please share this invitation with your teams working across the pathway, including ED, adult and paediatric general surgeons and urologists, nursing staff, anaesthetists, radiologists and Operational Delivery Network (ODN) leads.

This event will take place on MS Teams Live. Please register here and you will receive the joining link separately via email prior to the event.