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Regional Surgical Advisers


The RSAs are accessible to all Fellows and Members, as well as Student, Foundation and pre-MRCS Affiliates for support and advice.

Our RSA Network is spread throughout England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Over the last three years the RSAs have hosted a number of regional activities for Fellows, Members and Affiliates to attend, including regional forums where attendees discuss important issues with the President, Office Bearers and their RSAs.

Your RSA acts as a conduit of information to and from the College and can provide support and guidance on the following:

  • Any new College developments or initiatives
  • Career advice and support
  • Details on e-logbook and e-portfolio
  • Updates on professional issues
  • How to access College awards, grants and bursaries
  • Advice on MRCS and Fellowship Examinations
  • Information on upcoming courses, CPD and educational events

To find your nearest Regional Surgical Adviser, please see the list below. 

To make contact with your RSA, please email advisers@rcsed.ac.uk

Surgical Director of the Advisory Network
Steven Backhouse Bridgend Consultant Surgeon (Otolaryngology) Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend
Deputy Surgical Director of the Advisory Network
Michael Silva Oxford Consultant HPB & General Surgeon Churchill Hospital, Oxford
Military RSA
Lt Colonel Alistair Mountain Stoke on Trent

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedics

Royal Stoke University Hospital, University Hospitals of North Midland NHS Trust
Surgeon Commander Adam Stannard Middlesbrough

Consultant Vascular

James Cook University Hospital 
East of England
Vijay Santhanam Cambridge Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
Stuart Irving Norfolk & Norwich

Consultant Urological Surgeon

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich
Roshan Lal Great Yarmouth

Consultant Colorectal, Laparoscopic and General Surgeon

James Paget University Hospital
East Midlands
Sridhar Rathinam Leicester Consultant Thoracic Surgeon Glenfield Hospital Leicester
Vacant Nottingham and Leicester

Email outreach@rcsed.ac.uk for more information

Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Mike Williams  Eastbourne  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon  Eastbourne District General Hospital
Vacant Brighton

Email outreach@rcsed.ac.uk for more information

Cynthia-Michelle Borg London Consultant General Surgeon (UGI and Bariatric Surgery) University Hospital Lewisham
Ziali Sivardeen London Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon Homerton University Hospital
Vacant London

Email outreach@rcsed.ac.uk for more information

Janardhan Rao Chester Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon Countess of Chester Hospital
Ravi Pydisetty St Helen's Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon St Helen's & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
John Taylor Aintree Consultant Emergency and Trauma Surgeon University Hospital Aintree
North Western
Mike Woodruff Preston Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon Royal Preston Hospital
Richard Graham Manchester

Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

North Manchester General Hospital

Email outreach@rcsed.ac.uk for more information

Paul Gallagher Northumberland Consultant General Surgeon (Upper GI) Wansbeck Hospital
Barnabas (Barney) Green Middlesbrough Consultant Vascular Surgeon James Cook Hospital, Middlesbrough
Peng Wong Middlesbrough

Consultant General Surgeon

James Cook Hospital, Middlesbrough
Steven Powel Newcastle

Consultant Otolaryngology

Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust
Dan Saleh Newcastle

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Trust
Michael Silva Oxford Consultant HPB & General Surgeon Churchill Hospital, Oxford 
Stephen Boyce Oxford Consultant General Surgeon Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
South West Peninsula
Neil Smart Devon Consultant General Surgeon Royal Devon & Exeter Foundation Trust
Jamshed Shabbir Bristol

Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon

University Hospitals Bristol, NHS Foundation Trust
Arjun Takhar Southampton Consultant HPB & General Surgeon University of Southampton NHS Trust
Hunter Mclean Southampton

Consultant Opthalmic

 Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth 
Perbinderpal Singh Portsmouth

Consultant General Surgeon

Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth
West Midlands
Ishan Bhoora Cannock Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon Cannock Chase Hospital
Pradeep Kumar Burton on Trent Consultant General Surgeon Queen's Hospital, Staffordshire
Ramanan Vadivelu Wolverhampton Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon Royal Wolverhampton Hospital NHS Trust
Giles Pattison Coventry Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon University Hospital of Coventry & Warwickshire
Vacant Birmingham

Email outreach@rcsed.ac.uk for more information

Yorkshire and Humber
David O'Regan Leeds Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon Leeds General Infirmary
Mark Peter Huddersfield Consultant General Surgeon (UGI and Bariatric Surgery) Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

Northern Ireland

Vacant Antrim  Email outreach@rcsed.ac.uk for more information  
Colin Weir Portadown Consultant General Surgeon (Vascular) Craigavon Area Hospital


Scotland (East)
Andrew D Martindale Dundee General Urology, Uro-Oncology Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
Scotland (North)
Morag Hogg Inverness Consultant General Surgeon Raigmore Hospital, Inverness
Sean Kelly Inverness Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon Raigmore Hospital, Inverness
Lynn Stevenson Aberdeen Consultant General Surgeon Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Vacant Aberdeen

Email outreach@rcsed.ac.uk for more information

Scotland (West)
Vacant Ayr Email outreach@rcsed.ac.uk for more information Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock
Scotland (South East)
Farhat Din Edinburgh Consultant Surgeon (Colorectal) Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
Robyn Webber Kirkcaldy Consultant Urological Surgeon Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy



Raymond Delicata Abergavenny Consultant General Surgeon Nevill Hall Hospital
Sanjeev Agarwal Cardiff Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon University Hospital Wales
Vaikuntam Srinivasan Rhyl (Denbighshire) Consultant Urologist Glan Clwyd Hospital

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