Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton

Upper GI / Bariatric Fellowship

 

Fellowship location

 


Fellowship Centre
Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton

Fellowship Country
England

Centre Town/City
Taunton

 

Fellowship faculty

 


Fellowship Director
Mr Richard Welbourn

Contact Number
01823 342100

Faculty Email
Rachel.Tough@tst.nhs.uk

 

Fellowship details

 


Speciality focus
UGI / Bariatric Surgery

Duration
12 months

Salary
As per national fellow rates with on call commitment

On-call
Yes

Next available
October 2019

 

Fellowship history

 


Programme began
2007

Previous fellows
Approximately 15 (several were fellows for 6 months)

Current fellows
One in this scheme in addition to one hospital fellow and one SpR

Operative experience
All able to do primary bariatric surgery independently on completion

 

Fellowship contents

 


Oesophageal resection
No

Gastric resection
No

Liver resection
No

Liver transplant
No

Pancreas resection
No

Bariatric surgery
Yes – The unit performs approximately 220 bariatric procedures per year.

Research opportunities
Yes (clinical)

 

Additional information

 

This has been an RCS approved fellowship since inception. Please feel free to contact any of our previous fellows, all of whom are in consultant posts, to find out about it.