We welcome back a full complement of applicants to the flap course for 2022. We were able to run a successful reduced flap course in 2021 with restrictions imposed due to Covid on the overall number of participants, days run and faculty numbers. Nevertheless it proved to be a great success and is a tribute to the dedication and background hard work by Christy Chou, Course organiser.
Newcastle Surgical Training Centre as described by their Medical Director Andy Welch is an innovative facility which has driven advancement in surgical skills and techniques. Newcastle Hospitals are firmly established at the leading edge of surgical training and development which, in no small part, is directly related to the enormous success of the NSTC. The dedication and commitment of those involved is highly valued and respected by all who have benefited, and most importantly of all, translates into higher standards of care available to patients.
NSTC is located within The Freeman Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. It is situated towards the north of the city in High Heaton and can be easily accessed by public transport or by car. Over 400 public car park spaces are provided for use by both visitors and patients in the two main car parks located at the front of the hospital and a further 200 parking spaces are available on levels 0 and 1 of the Multi Storey Car Park at the rear of the hospital, opposite the Northern Centre for Cancer Care. Please note that all other levels are for staff parking only.
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To help you get in and around Newcastle more easily, link onto the Nexus Tyne & Wear passenger transport website . Here you will find travel details for all public transport including bus routes into and out of the city centre, the extensive underground Metro system, the cross Tyne ferry service, and local rail services.
High speed rail links
Access to all our hospitals in Newcastle is easy with high speed rail links directly to Newcastle's Central Station from many destinations in England and Scotland. We are less than an hour and a half away from both Leeds and Edinburgh, and you can get here directly from London Kings Cross, Peterborough Birmingham, Sheffield, Manchester and Glasgow in just 3 hours or less.
Find out more information on times and fares at the National Express East Coast and Virgin Trains websites.
Driving to Newcastle
Newcastle is easily accessible if you are driving or prefer to travel by coach with major road routes straight to the centre from both the north (A1) and south (A1M) and from the west (A69). This means you can get here from Carlisle in under an hour and a half, from Leeds, York and Sheffield in less than 2 hours and from Liverpool, Manchester and Glasgow in 3 hours or less.
Fly direct to Newcastle International Airport
Newcastle's International Airport is just 20 minutes away from the city centre which is easily accessible by the local Metro system, car or taxi. Direct flights are available in less than an hour from many parts of the UK and the Republic of Ireland, including Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Dublin, Exeter and London (Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted). There are a number of daily connections with many major cities in Europe including Amsterdam, Brussels, Dusseldorf, and Paris and regular flights come and go from many other European destinations including Faro, Malaga, Murcia, Palma Mallorca and Tenerife, all accessible by reasonably priced airlines such as Easyjet, Jet2, Flybe and Ryanair. Newcastle can also be reached directly from as far afield as Dubai, all year round, and Orlando, Florida and Toronto, Canada during the summer months when regular scheduled flights are available.
Click onto Newcastle International Airport to find out more about direct flights to Newcastle.
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