NorSTRA

Norwich Surgical Training & Research Academy

NorSTRA is based at the Norfolk and Norwich University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. At NorSTRA we are committed to offering excellent surgical training and research opportunities to support trainees, consultants and allied health professionals.

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Surgical training and educational resources


NorSTRA provides surgical education, training and research experience in the various sub-divisions of gastrointestinal surgery as well as thoracic surgery. Our departments have amongst the highest volume of cases within the UK as well as experienced faculty.

UPPER GASTROINTESTINAL

Upper gastrointestinal surgery encompasses oesophagogastric as well as hepatobiliary surgery.  Our faculty are highly experienced within teaching and training advanced laparoscopic surgery for these disciplines.

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COLORECTAL

The colorectal department is one of the busiest in the UK and provide a range of laparoscopic procedures for both benign and malignant disease. Our experienced faculty have led on a number of courses for colorectal disease.

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GENERAL / EMERGENCY

The emergency department provides a consultant led service for the range of adult surgical gastrointestinal emergencies. The department is increasingly busy and supported by a large critical care complex as well as interventional radiology service.

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THORACIC SURGERY

The department of thoracic surgery is a regional centre for the management of benign and malignant thoracic disease. The experienced faculty provide a range of VATS based procedures and host the regional ST cadaveric training programme.

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BREAST

The breast and endocrine surgical team manage patients with benign and malignant breast disease, and patients with family history of breast cancer.

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NorSTRA course news, events & publications


Stay up to date with relevant course news, event and presentations, conference information and latest publications.

NNUH welcomes doctors from across the country for RCS exam

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) welcomed 87 registrars from across the UK last week (30 May), who arrived to sit the day-long Royal College of Surgeons’ inter-collegiate General Surgery exam, the final step in becoming a Consultant.