An inspection team from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan visited the newly developed Department of Spinal Surgery at Northwest General Hospital & Research Center, Peshawar for the accreditation of FCPS Training on the 6th of January, 2022.
The visit started with a presentation by Dr. Irfan Jan, a Cambridge Research Fellow, who highlighted the annual report for the spinal unit which included details about its activities, available facilities, the most common conditions treated and procedures done in the last year. He also highlighted that the department offers treatment to private patients as well as non-affording patients treated at the “Non-Profit Teaching hospital”, known as Northwest teaching Hospital.
Resources and facilities available to the PG trainees were also highlighted during the presentation.
The inspection team undertook a detailed visit that included the library, surgical ICU, HDU, neurosurgery ward, operation theatre and OPD.
The team appreciated the efforts by the Deanery of Northwest General Hospital for providing several opportunities for postgraduate training in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.