The ICENI Centre

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The ICENI Centre is a joint venture between Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust and Anglia Ruskin University which since 2011 has been housed in a purpose built Research and Education Centre.

The history of minimally Invasive surgical research and education in Colchester stretches back more than twenty years to the pioneering days of laparoscopic surgery and the influence of the ICENI Centre can be seen widely across the Eastern region and beyond as a large number of surgeons have benefitted from the training provided. The ICENI Centre now acts as a focus for surgical research and training throughout the Eastern region in conjunction with our partner hospitals within the Anglia Ruskin postgraduate medical community.

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The Centre draws upon one of the largest teams of advanced laparoscopic surgeons in the UK and provides education and training in a high-tech environment. Our expanded portfolio includes onsite simulation, team training and distance learning programmes. Our current range of specialisms include:

  • Colorectal surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Gynaecology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Upper GI Surgery
  • Urology
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Human Factors Training

Integrated OR1 theatres: Colchester Hospital is one of the UK’s leading hospitals for laparoscopic general surgery, with minimally invasive expertise in a range of specialisms. Its state-of-the-art OR1 integrated operating theatres offer the highest quality operative images.

Video conferencing and live surgery: Live video and audio links to the lecture hall mean delegates can watch the surgery and talk to the surgical team giving trainees a unique learning experience. The PMI connects Colchester, Mid Essex, Basildon and Southend hospitals to the super-JANET network allowing live surgery and education to be accessed from remote sites, whether in the UK or abroad.

Key members of staff

Director – Prof Roger Motson
Clinical Director – Tan Arulampalam
ICENI Centre Coordinator – Penny O'Toole
ICENI Technician – Tom Fryer
Assistant Coordinator – Sarah Wilby

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Contact Details

Penny O'Toole 01245 68 6790
Tom Fryer 01245 686793
ICENI Centre, Colchester Hospital, Turner Road, Colchester, Essex CO4 5JL