For any information regarding Trauma and Orthopaedic

specialty training from Health Education England working across

the northeast, please visit their Orthopaedics Homepage.

  • Dee Maccormack
    Specialty Programme Coordinator for Trauma and Orthopaedics at HEE working across the Northeast

    Dee Maccormack is the primary point of contact at HEE for all training and administration issues in orthopaedics in the Northeast.

  • Lee Longstaff
    Training Programme Director - appointed by HEE working across the Northeast

    Lee Longstaff is in charge of co-ordinating training and trainees for the region. He works as a Revision Hip surgeon in Durham.

  • Rob Gregory 
    STC Chair - appointed by HEE working across the Northeast

    Rob Gregory is a knee surgeon in Durham and Chairs the Speciality Training Committee which works to ensure quality orthopaedic training in the Northeast.

  • Jim McVie 
    Rotation Planning

    Jim McVie organises the allocation of trainees to jobs in the region along with Will Eardley, both are consultants in Middlesborough.

  • Will Eardley 
    Rotation Planning

    Will Eardley organises the allocation of trainees to jobs in the region along with Richard Hopcroft both are consultants in Middlesborough.

  • Claire Young 
    Quality Assurance

    Claire Young is in charge of assessing the quality of training posts in the region for the Speciality Training Committee. She works as an arthroplasty consultant in Carlisle.

  • Emma Reay
    Early Years Lead

    Emma Reay organises orthopaedic training during the junior years of training from medical students to the end of core training.

  • Cyrus Jensen 
    Early Years Lead

    Cyrus Jensen is one of the organisers of orthopaedic themed core training in the region.

  • Bala Purushothaman 
    Northern FRCS Course Lead

    Bala Purushothaman organises the annual Northern FRCS clinical viva course.

  • Sam Dalal 
    ONTEA Chairperson

    Sam Dalal leads the Orthnorth Teaching and Education Association along with a group of consultants and trainees. The team work with industry to help co-ordinate and deliver weekly regional teaching. He works as a hand consultant at Sunderland.

  • Bala Purushothaman 
    ONTEA Treasurer

    Bala Purushothaman works with the Orthnorth Teaching and Education Association and as a spinal surgeon at Sunderland.

  • Jaime Candal-Couto 
    ONTEA

    Jaime Candal-Couto sits on the Orthnorth Teaching and Education Association Committee and STC. He carries overall responsibility for delivering the weekly teaching lecture programme. He is an upper limb consultant at Northumbria.

  • Jim McVie 
    ONTEA

    Jim McVie is a trauma and upper limb consultant at James Cook Hospital, he is a consultant member of the ONTEA Committee

  • Kailash Devalia 
    ONTEA

    Kailash Devalia is a foot and ankle and trauma consultant at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, he is a consultant member of the ONTEA Committee

  • Bola Ajekigbe
    ONTEA Secretary

    Bola is a trainee in the region and the ONTEA Secretary

  • Andreas Panagiotopoulos
    ONTEA Trainee Liaison

    Andreas is a trainee in the region who co-ordinates weekly feedback for teaching.

  • Rory Morrison
    CORNET Chairperson

    Rory is a trainee in the region who helps lead the Collaborative Orthopaedic Research Network in the Northern Deanery.

  • Anna Porter
    Kreibich Organiser

    Anna is a trainee on the rotation who helps to organise the annual Kreibich Day, where orthopaedic trainees from the region present their research work.

  • Greg Stamp
    Webmaster

    Greg is a trainee in the region and looks after the OrthNorth website.

  • Mark McMullan
    BOTA Representative

    Mark is our local representative for the British Orthopaedic Trainees Association (BOTA)

  • Matt Gray
    STC Representative

    Matt is one of the trainee representatives on the Speciality Training Committee and can help resolve training issues that you might have.

  • Fiona Ashton
    STC Representative

    Fiona is one of the trainee representatives on the Speciality Training Committee and can help resolve training issues that you might have.

  • Blair Tweedie
    STC Representative

    Blair is one of the trainee representatives on the Speciality Training Committee and can help resolve training issues that you might have.

STC Representatives

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