Please feel free to contact any of us should you need to:

Name Role Contact

Dr Richard Bellamy

Director of Specialty Training  

Mr Paul Gallagher

Head of School  

Mr Ian Nichol


Mr Venkatesh Kanakala

Deputy TPD 0191 275 4684

Kate Cockbain

School Manager 0191 275 4776

Jennifer Kerr

Programme Support Officer 0191 275 4688

Lori Jefferson

Human Resorces Officer - LET 0191 275 4607


Surgical Tutors


Name Hospital Site Specialty

John Wayman

Cumberland Infirmary General Surgery

Lee Longstaff

Durham and Darlington T&O

James McCaslin

Freeman Hospital Vascular

Talvinder Gill

North Tees

General Surgery
Cyrus Jensen Northumbria


Peter Coyne

RVI General Surgery

Paul Banaszkiewicz

Queen Elizabeth, Gateshead T&O

Venkat Kanakala

South Tees General Surgery

Sriram Subramonia

South Tyneside General Surgery

Stephen Holtham

Sunderland General Surgery

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