Trainee Information

The Northern Oesophago-Gastric Unit has an excellent reputation for training. As well as trainees from the Northern Deanery, frequently there are post CCT fellows from the UK and internationally. There are strong links with the Australian and New Zealand training programme (ANZGOSA), and trainees will obtain extensive experience in the breadth of Oesophagogastric disorders.  

In addition NOGU surgeons host a prestigious annual course at the fantastic Northern Surgical Training Centre (  based at the Freeman Hospital. The course is aimed at higher surgical trainees, fellows and consultants wishing to consolidate and learn new skills for carrying out Oesophagogastric surgery. For enquiries about the next course and to book places contact

Useful Resources

Key information for trainees in the North East of England.

The NSTC is a fantastic training facility based at the Freeman Hospital Newcastle. Running a wide spectrum of courses across surgical specialities.

Helping to put trainers and trainees together to further academic research. Links to projects, and supervisors.

Promoting and enhancing the role of surgical trainers.

The association of surgeons in training, works to promote surgical training, provides excellent opportunities for courses and training.

NOSTRA is the Northern Surgical Research Association, an excellent place to start for those looking to get involved in research.