On Sunday 22nd July there was the annual NEUS vs ENT cricket match which was held at the Heaton park ground. It was a glorious day and   perfect conditions for the fixture. There were 30 overs/side and NEUS were well marshalled by Devan (Consultant SRH). Opting to bat first NEUS   made 191 all out, not quite completeing their overs, but posting an imposing score. In reply ENT were all out for 129 meaning last years ‘blip’   where NEUS lost to ENT has been consigned to the history books!

 Well done to all who played; there were some excellent batting and bowling performances.

 Many thanks to Whinnie and the ENT team who   provided the ‘Tea’ this year. It was a great spread. Quite a few of the families came down and   it was good to see the kids enjoying themselves.

This year the NEUS team was truly representative with people from nearly all the North of  England units present.

We’re looking forward to next year already!





There has been some excellent news regarding recruitment into NIHR clinical trials. For the last 2 years the North East LCRN has been a top recruiter for benign urology studies. The research team at Freeman Hospital have led the way. This is a fantastic achievement for Urology in the North East. AR 25.5.2018


Farewell & Good Luck Jon

There was a farewell dinner at the Six restaurant on the Newcastle quayside on Saturday (21.4.18) for Jon Aning. He is moving down to Bristol after 4 years in the North East.

He has been a brilliant colleague and made a great impact on prostate cancer services whilst in the region and we wish him all the best as he moves on.

It was a great night and much fun had by all!




It was great to see so many at this years NEUS event. I hope you would agree that the turnout this year was excellent (55 in total) with good       representation from all the units in the North East.

 The trainee presentations were a very good standard and the scoring for the best paper from each session was very close. Congratulations   to Luke McGuiness who won the Best oral presentation prize of £150 (CO2 laser treatment for penile cancer, SRH) and Campbell Tait who won   the best poster presentation prize of £100 (TVT in neuropathic patients, JCUH). Many thanks to those who agreed to chair the sessions.

 The invited speakers also generated some really interesting discussion on ‘Mesh’ use in female urology , penile cancer treatment and surgical   options for BOO in men. Some really cutting edge stuff and a lot of food for thought…….

 We didn’t hand out formal feedback forms this year but I would be really interested in ANY feedback about the day, particularly any ideas about   how we can improve it or topics that you want invited speakers to cover. For FEEDBACK please email me on

 Please make an early note in the diary for next years event. It would be great to continue the momentum and have an even better turnout next   year so we can attract the best national speakers in their fields to educate us and continue to promote excellence in audit and research from   our trainees. We are working towards getting the winning abstracts published in JCU, a further incentive, if one is required, to work on project   ideas for the coming year.

 NEUS 2019   FRIDAY 9th NOVEMBER 2018  09.00 – 17.00

Durham County Cricket Ground, Chester le Street

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