About the vascular surgery programme

Vascular training occurs at the Freeman Hospital, Sunderland Royal Infirmary and James Cook University Hospital. The first year of the programme is general GI surgery and this is in University Hospital of North Durham. Subsequent years will be spread between the 3 specialist units. All units undertake both open and endovascular surgery, and training will be provided in both modalities.

Our hospitals and what they offer:

Based in Freeman, James Cook, Sunderland and Durham

6-year specialty training programme after core surgery (or equivalent).


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.”