Tutors personal statement

James Paget University Hospital is a District General Hospital serving a population of 250,000. All the staff are very friendly and senior medical staff are very supportive. The core surgical training programme offers training in general Surgery – including sub specialities, orthopaedics and otolaryngology. Despite challenges with rota patterns and new contract the rota has been redesigned and SMART criteria for core trainees are well met.  The department has special interest in teaching and training and holds departmental teaching programme on every wed morning. The Hospital has been the originator of 2 award winning e learning programmes (Mastership in oncoplastic breast, colorectal and regional anaesthesia) and Health Education England Emergency Surgery ST3 pilot. The consultants held laparoscopic training courses on site and anatomy course at UEA. Most consultants are MRCS examiners and interview at the National Selection Process for Higher Surgical Trainees.

Hospital size

The Hospital has 550 beds.

 Surgical Specialties

 Orthopaedics one core trainee,

ENT one core trainee

General Surgery (Upper GI, Colorectal and Breast each one core trainee)

 Rotations

Core trainee1 – 2 posts, CT2-  3 posts

 Travel information

There is regular bus and train service from Norwich. The Hospital lies just next to A12 and approached via A47 & A12.

Mr Kamal Aryal

Colorectal Surgeon, JPUH