Programme News

Thursday 16th July 2009
We are pleased to report that a new trainer is now registered and has joined the National Training Programme, and we take this opportunity to welcome Mark Katory into his new role from Gateshead which has had a long history of surgical training in the Northeast. Mark was initially trained in North Trent, completed his laparoscopic colorectal fellowship at Singapore General Hospital and has an interest in laparoscopic pelvic surgery. He was appointed as an Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons Preceptor in colorectal surgery in 2008.
With the success of trainee activity at Newcastle Training Centre, there was an identified need for further trainer assistance with preceptoring within the surrounding environs.  With the combined skills of the Newcastle Team lead by Alan Horgan and Hugh Gallagher, this will no doubt further develop the quality and access to training in this area.
As a result, the Newcastle and Gateshead alliance will be now be known as 'Newcastle Training Programme in association with Gateshead Colorectal Unit'.
We all look forward to meeting with Mark Katory with his National Training Programme involvement, and if you would like to contact him directly his email address is ''