A more recent development has been interactive links to connect procedure rooms. This allows advanced trainees to signal their senior colleague for advice. This consultant can also be performing endoscopy.
The system allows the trainee to send their live endoscope image to the consultant’s room monitor and they can then discuss the trainee’s case as it is performed.
This allows consultants with training duties to be carrying out an endoscopy on their own patient while maintaining standards for clinical governance with respect to supervising advanced junior staff.