The Urology Foundation and The Malcolm Coptcoat Trust are pleased to announce the creation of The Malcolm Coptcoat Travelling Fellowship. The annual Fellowship will support travel to international centres of excellence for a period of four to six weeks to enable candidates to gain invaluable experience and skills in urology care and best practice. Successful candidates will act as Ambassadors promoting best practice and sharing knowledge amongst their own community and country.
Rebecca Porta, Chief Executive of The Urology Foundations comments, “Following the incorporation of The Malcolm Coptcoat Trust into The Urology Foundation, we are pleased to announce the creation of The Malcolm Coptcoat Travelling Fellowship. The annual Fellowship is designed to encourage further education, knowledge and innovation, to promote communication and to support collaboration across the global urology community. This reflects our joint commitment to improving urology care and quality of life for patients.”
Alice Coptcoat, Founder and Trustee of The Malcolm Coptcoat Trust comments, “The Malcolm Coptcoat Travelling Fellowship reflects our joint commitment to the advancement of science, surgical technology and innovation. It aims to enhance training, education, knowledge transfer and collaboration. Developing and supporting outstanding surgical leaders in their field is a fitting memory to Malcolm Coptcoat, a pioneer inlaparoscopic surgery in urology.”
The Urology Foundation and The Malcolm Coptcoat Trust are also pleased to confirm the continuation of The Malcolm Coptcoat Short Paper Award presented at the Royal Society of Medicine Urology Section Spring Meeting.
About The Urology Foundation
The Urology Foundation is the UK's only charity representing all urological diseases. They are committed to improving outcomes, quality of life and saving lives through investment in ground-breaking research, training in technical skills and innovative technologies and practices, education and awareness. Working with researchers, urologists, nurses and allied healthcare professionals, influencers and decision makers, patients and their families and those with an interest in urological diseases, the charity is improving the nation’s urology care.
The incorporation of The Malcolm Coptcoat Trust took place in September 2022. Both charities share a commitment to fostering the professional development of urologists, trainees and nurses in order to promote the highest standards of urology care and best practice.