NorSTRA was formed in 2019 to support and develop surgical training and academia activities
at the Norfolk and Norwich University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. It is led by an
Executive committee with trainee representation.
At NorSTRA we are committed to offering the very best surgical training and research opportunities to support trainees, consultants and allied health professionals.
We hope to deliver a number of multi-speciality courses based on live operating as well as
cadaveric courses. NorSTRA is committed to delivering high quality courses aimed at a range
of levels from core, speciality and consultant level. Over time we hope to deliver courses
in basic and advanced laparoscopic surgery, bile duct exploration as well as minimally
invasive colorectal and oesophagogastric resectional surgery. We also aim to run a course
for the FRCS exit examination in general surgery. The provision of cadaveric material is
governed by the Human Tissue Act.
To allow us to deliver the best quality of courses and educational material we welcome any
interest from industry partners who may wish to sponsor us. In return we are confident this
will enhance valuable links with surgeons through interest & exposure to a varied surgical