About the vascular surgery programme

Vascular training occurs at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne, Sunderland Royal Infirmary and James Cook University Hospital. The first year of the programme is general gastrointestinal (GI) surgery and this is at the University Hospital of North Durham. Subsequent years will be spread between the three specialist units. All units undertake both open and endovascular surgery, and training will be provided in both modalities.

Our hospitals and what they offer:

Freeman Hospital

Freeman Road, High Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE7 7DN

Sunderland Royal Hospital

Kayll Road, Sunderland, SR4 7TP

James Cook Hospital

Marton Road, Middlesbrough, TS4 3BW

University Hospital North Durham

North Road, Durham, DH1 5TW

What our training programme director says:

Meet James McCaslin, a vascular training programme director and a consultant vascular surgeon at the Freeman Hospital. James feels that the North East itself has a lot going for it in terms of it’s that unique blend of a little bit of everything. If you want a technically demanding specialty with a huge variety of different cases and different techniques, then vascular surgery is for you.

What our trainees say:

James Rammell

“Vascular surgery is an incredibly rewarding, challenging and ever evolving speciality. We operate on every part of the body, and with the added skillset of endovascular treatments we have many strings to our bow.”

Sandip Nandhra

“The region is renowned for excellent and extremely high-quality surgical training, with well supervised rotations run by passionate and enthusiastic trainers.”