Workforce, training and education
East of England




Hospital Profile


James Paget Hospital is a district general hospital based in Norfolk that covers a population of 230,000 residing in Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and Waveney. It has strong affiliations with the University of East Anglia. The General Surgical department based at James Paget is well-established with enthusiastic consultant trainers including the TPD (Ms Sarah Downey). The hospital is reputed for good operating logbook numbers as per feedback from numerous previous trainees within the region.



Subspecialty training opportunities


  • UGI - Benign UGI unit (3 Consultants). Laparoscopic cholecystectomies and limited anti-reflux procedures performed.
  • Colorectal - Colorectal cancer service (4 consultants). Cancer and benign procedures performed.
  • Breast - Cancer and benign service (3 consultants)



Established Surgical Trainers


Ms Sarah Downey, Mr Kamal Aryal, Ms Sue Down, Mr Roshan Lal, Mr Jerome Pereira



SpR Rota information


2 NTN registrars and 6 non-NTN registrars

On call commitments include 24 hour on call shifts (normal elective day until 17:30 and then covering overnight). Weekend shift covers the whole weekend.



Rota manager/Annual & study leave contact


Rota is run by Mr Vamsi Velchuru (Colorectal consultant). Study leave/annual leave is also approved by Mr Velchuru as well.



Travel/geographical information


Address:     Lowestoft Road, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, NR31 6LA

Switchboard:     01492 452452

On site parking available for staff

The nearest train station is Lowestoft (direct bus service to hospital or 5 mile drive)

Hospital is accessible via A12 and A47

Monday, 1 July, 2019
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