Nottingham University Hospital

OG Cancer Fellowship


Fellowship location

Fellowship Centre Nottingham University Hospitals
Fellowship Country England
Centre Town/City Nottingham


Fellowship faculty

Fellowship Director Mr Neil Welch
Contact Number 0115 969 1169
Faculty Email


Fellowship details

Speciality focus Oesophago-gastric cancer surgery
Duration 12 months
Salary As per NHS specialist trainee pay scale
On-call Yes (Specialist upper GI Consultant cover)
Next available October 2020


Fellowship history

Programme began 2017
Previous fellows 1
Current fellows 1
Operative experience Fellow has alternate week full day operating lists with consultant top cover available. In addition the fellow back-fills any UGI operating lists made available due to consultant annual leave or on-calls. Fellow was performing independent Hybrid (laparoscopic abdomen) and open Ivor-Lewis oesophagectomy and open gastrectomy. They performed approximately 30 OG resections in the 10 months (left early as obtained a locum consultant post) including both independent and supervised cases.

Fellowship contents

Oesophageal resection Yes (The unit performs 76 resections per year based on NOGCA 2018 report)
Gastric resection Yes (The unit performs 34 resections per year based on NOGCA 2018 report)
Liver resection No
Liver transplant No
Pancreas resection No
Bariatric surgery No
Research opportunities Yes (clinical)


Additional information

Treated very much as an integral part of the team with lots of independent oesophagogastric experience with consultant cover if needed. Regular independent endoscopy – both diagnostics and therapeutic. Regular independent OP clinics. Specialist Oesophagogastric experience with no Emergency General Surgery during the fellowship.