Workforce, training and education
East of England




Hospital Profile


Princess Alexandra Hospital is a 501 bed District General Hospital based in Harlow, Essex. It has been recently repatriated back to East of England from the London training deanery. The surgical department consists of Colorectal, UGI, Breast and Vascular subspecialties. There is also a group of emergency consultant surgeons who provide emergency on call cover during the working hours.



Subspecialty training opportunities


  • UGI - Benign unit excluding bariatric surgery. No hiatal/anti-reflux work is performed within this unit.
  • Colorectal - Experienced Colorectal cancer and proctology service (4 consultants).
  • Breast - Specialist malignant and benign service including thyroid/parathyroid procedures.
  • Vascular - Experienced vascular department (3 consultants) performing a wide variety of arterial and venous cases.
  • Emergency - Emergency surgery consultants optimising emergency training provided.



Established Surgical Trainers


Mr Jonathan Refson, Mr Ahmed Abidia, Ms Vardhini Vijay, Mr Shanmugam Vivekanandan, Ms Shrabani Das Mohapatra, Mr Rajaraman Durai, Mr Bogdan Ivanov, Mr Naveed Kirmani



SpR Rota information


4 NTN registrars and 4 non-NTN registrars

On call commitments include 12 hour day and night on call shifts. Overnight on call facilities available free of charge.



Rota manager/Annual & study leave contact


Carol Allgrove                       Telephone:     01279 444455 (x2817)                      Email:



Travel/geographical information


Address:     Hamstel Road, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1QX

Switchboard:     01279 444455

On site parking available for staff

Closest train station is Harlow station with direct links to London Liverpool Street

Hospital is accessible from M11 via the A414

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