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Vascular Surgery: North West


This information was provided by:

Mr Mohamed Barkat, Consultant (Previous North West Trainee)

1. Who is the training programme director?

Mr Jonathan Ghosh

2. Please list all the hospitals in your deanery (Vascular Centres)


Manchester Royal Infirmary


Royal Oldham Hospital


Royal Preston Hospital


Royal Blackburn Hospital


Countess of Chester Hospital

Royal Liverpool University Hospital

3. Please list all the hospitals which provide General Surgery rotations for Vascular trainees

Aintree University Hospital - Emergency General surgery / Colorectal


Countess of Chester Hospital - UGI


Arrowe Park Hospital - General / Colorectal

4. How is the deanery subdivided? Where do trainees generally live? 

NMersey / Manchester, however you rotate across the two regions

Manchester: Didsbury, Sale, Altrincham

Liverpool: Albert Duck, Wirral

5. How easy is it to commute to different sites?

                                                               Easy across            Easy across            Only appropriate              Not easy

                                                               all sites                   most sites               in some sites                     at all


Public Transport


Car parking availability

6. How are rotations are allocated?

Allocated at the end of each year

Trainees have the opportunity to give preferences for rotations

7. Is there dedicated endovascular training available?


Yes - IR sessions once a week are available for vascular trainees

8. How frequent is deanery teaching and where is it held?


Once a month + additional Zoom teaching (voluntary)

Held at rotating peripheral locations

9. Is there an established research infrastructure for trainees?

Journal Club

Trainee Collaborative

Clinical Trials Unit

Research Meetings/Presentation Days

NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow Post

10. Are there affiliated medical schools?

University of Liverpool and University of Manchester

11. Are there any Out of Programme Opportunities available in your region?


Greater Manchester

12. Are there currently any less than full time (LTFT) trainees in your region?



13. Do any hospitals in the region have on-site childcare facilities?



14. Are there any other facts about your deanery that should be mentioned?


Manchester will be two centres in near future (MRI and Preston), which will make the rotation much easier

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page updated March 2022
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