Approved Fellowships and Fellows' Gallery
This page includes a table of the Urology Fellowships which have been approved under the RCS Senior Clinical Fellowship Scheme. The gallery (currently being developed) below provides provides information about Urology Fellows under the Scheme.
RCS Senior Clinical Fellowships in Urology
|Period of approval||
Fellowship Tutor/Lead Consultant
|Newcastle Female and Functional Urology Fellowship||Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust||July 2016 - June 2019||Mr Christopher K Harding, Consultant Urological Surgeon|
Lister Urological Robotic Fellowship
Hertfordshire and South Bedfordshire Urological Cancer Centre
|April 2016 - March 2019||
Mr J M Adshead, Consultant Urological and Robotic Surgeon
|Leeds Pelvic Uro-oncology Fellowship||Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust||September 2014 - August 2017||Mr Sunjay Jain, Consultant Urologist|
|Renal and Pancreas Transplantation Fellowship||Beaumont Hospital, Dublin||December 2014 - November 2017||Ms Dilly Little, Consultant Urologist|
|The Guy’s Bladder Cancer Fellowship Programme||Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital||August 2015 - July 2018||Mr Ramesh Thurairaja, Consultant Urologist|
Addenbrooke’s Uro-oncology Fellowship
|Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust||January 2018 - December 2020||Mr Nimish Shah, Consultant Urologist|
|Renal Cancer Fellowship||
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
|July 2018 - June 2021
||Mr Faiz Mumtaz, Consultant Urological Surgeon|
Gallery of RCS Senior Clinical Fellows in Urology
The Guy’s Bladder Cancer Fellowship Programme, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London, September 2016 – June 2017
Current post (June 2017): Consultant Urological and Robotic Surgeon, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Exeter
"The Guy’s Fellowship was an extraordinary learning experience and I cannot recommend it highly enough. Guy’s Hospital is a high volume pelvic cancer centre offering a structured robotic training programme with console experience from the outset. Theatre lists are set up to provide ample time for training, allowing Fellows to rapidly develop operative skills. Mr Thurairaja and Professor Khan are excellent trainers – close supervision is provided during the initial stages and Fellows progress rapidly as advice and guidance is given without them taking over.
The Fellowship also provides open surgical experience, including cystectomies, complex reconstructive procedures and pelvic exenterations. A significant proportion of the patients are high risk and surgically challenging, so operative skills and peri-operative patient care are optimised. A dedicated weekly bladder cancer MDT ensures that patient management and decision-making skills are developed concurrently with surgical technique.
There are ample opportunities for research and teaching with weekly educational meetings attended by all consultants, trainees and fellows. Time is provided in the Fellow’s work schedule to gain expertise in other subspecialties, and during my time at Guys I also gained experience in andrology and open and robotic upper tract surgery. Living in the centre of London was an equally amazing experience and during my time there I have fostered great friendships with my colleagues and mentors. This Fellowship has allowed me to make a seamless transition into an NHS consultant post offering open and robotic pelvic surgery. This would not have been possible without the excellent training I received."
Lister Urological Robotic Fellowship, Hertfordshire and South Bedfordshire Urological Cancer Centre, August 2016 - August 2017
Current (November 2017) post: Consultant Urological and Robotic Surgeon, Geelong, Australia
"The robotic urology Fellowship at Lister has allowed me to gain all the necessary skills to become an independent robotic surgeon. There was very large exposure to Robotic Radical Prostatectomy, Robotic Partial Nephrectomy, Robotic Pyeloplasty and Robotic Nephrectomy. The skills and procedures I became proficient in were an invaluable adjunct to my training in Australia, and I am very grateful to be taking these back to improve the management of my patients. In addition to the vast operating experience the Fellowship offered ample opportunities for research and teaching. As a bonus, there was plenty of time during this year for my family and I to travel around the UK and Europe. However, most importantly, I managed to foster long-lasting relationships with my colleagues and mentors."
Lister Urological Robotic Fellowship, Hertfordshire and South Bedfordshire Urological Cancer Centre, August 2015 - August 2016
Current (November 2017) post: Consultant Urological and Robotic Surgeon, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough
"The Fellowship offers a structured training programme in robotic pelvic and upper tract surgery. Having observed and been part of robotic training programmes in USA and Europe, I can vouch for the unparalleled high quality training the Lister Fellowship has to offer. This experience has transformed me from a novice to a highly skilled robotic surgeon with international standards. Early console experience is encouraged. I have personally performed over 100 robotic cases as primary surgeon during the Fellowship. Additionally the Fellowship encourages high quality academic activity and also practices novel surgical strategies such as at the Neurosafe technique.The fellowship has facilitated my smooth transitioning to NHS consultancy and I now provide a high quality robotic service to our patient population at the South Tees.Finally I would like to cherish the many friendships that I have developed with a very affable group of people at the Lister hospital."
Lister Urological Robotic Fellowship, Hertfordshire and South Bedfordshire Urological Cancer Centre, August 2014 - July 2015
Current post: Consultant Urologist and Robotic Surgeon, University College London Hospital
"Through this fellowship I was able to take responsibility for all elements of a patients care with help and guidance available when needed. In this way I was able to transition from working under supervision to providing high quality care for my patients as their consultant."