Workforce, training and education
East of England





Hospital Profile


Bedford Hospital is a 400-bed district general hospital that serves a population residing in North and Mid Bedfordshire. The general surgical department is a long-standing training unit within the East of England deanery with many previous trainees having trained there. The hospital hosts a busy surgical department including a well-established vascular service.



Subspecialty training opportunities


  • UGI - Benign unit (3 consultants). Perform lap cholecystectomies and occasional  anti-reflux procedures
  • Colorectal - Colorectal cancer service (4 consultants). Cancer and benign procedures.
  • Breast - Cancer and benign service (2 consultants) including thyroid/parathyroid procedures
  • Vascular - Established vascular unit that performs arterial and venous procedures



Established Surgical Trainers


Ms Katharine Bevan, Mr Khalid Canna, Mr Dipankar Chattopadhyay, Mr Yuksel Gercek, Mr Pierino Lucarelli, Ms Masoom Muttalib, Mr Kanapathippillai Rajaratnam, Mr James Wilde



SpR Rota information


4 NTN registrars and 7 non-NTN registrars

On call commitments include 12 hour shifts (day and night).



Rota manager/study leave contact


Henrietta Okonji                    Telephone:     Available through switchboard                      Email:



Travel/geographical information


Address:     Kempston Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 9DJ

Switchboard:     01234 355122

On site parking available for staff and Park & Ride Scheme

The nearest train station is Bedford station (10-15 minute walk)

Hospital is accessible via M1

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