For any information regarding trauma and orthopaedic

specialty training from Health Education England working across

the northeast, please visit their Orthopaedics Homepage.

  • Kulvy Fedriche
    Specialty Programme Coordinator for Trauma and Orthopaedics at HEE working across the Northeast

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

  • Stephen Aldridge
    Training Programme Director - appointed by HEE working across the Northeast

    Steve Aldridge is in charge of co-ordinating training and trainees for the region. He works as an upper limb and trauma surgeon in Newcastle.

  • 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.

  • Richard Hopcroft 
    Rotation Planning

    Richard Hopcroft 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.

  • Rajesh Kakwani
    ONTEA Treasurer

    Rajesh Kakwani works with the Orthnorth Teaching and Education Association and as a foot and ankle consultant at Northumbria.

  • 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.

  • Fiona Ashton
    ONTEA Secretary, Industry Liaison

    Fiona is a trainee and the secretary for ONTEA.

  • Sarah Eastwood
    ONTEA Trainee Liaison

    Sarah is a trainee in the region, part of her role for ONTEA is to co-ordinate 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.

  • Rebecca Morrell
    Kreibich Organiser, STC Representative

    Rebecca is a trainee on the rotation who helps to organise the annual Kreibich Day, where orthopaedic trainees from the region present their research work. She represents trainees on the Speciality Training Committee and can help resolve training issues that you might have.

  • Helen Vint
    STC Representative, BOTA, ONTEA.

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

  • Mark Sohatee
    STC Representative

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

  • Will Manning
    BOTA Regional Representative

    Will is a trainee in the region and is the regional representative for the British Orthopaedic Trainees Association.

STC Representatives

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