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Miss Sophie Noblett

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

In 1999, I graduated from the University of Leeds Medical School with distinction in surgery. Following basic training, I spent two years in full time surgical research, during which I developed the Newcastle Enhanced Recovery Programme in colorectral surgery, and designed and completed several clinical trials looking at interventions to improve patient recovery from major surgery.

I was awarded national and international prizes for the research and gained an MD with distinction from Newcastle University. I then continued higher surgical training in the North East, sub-specialising in coloproctology.

I have undertaken a year's fellowship training in colorectal surgery in a large tertiary centre in Auckland, New Zealand. This allowed me to gain further experience in laparoscopic colorectal surgery and complex open intestinal failure / abdominal catastrophe surgery with surgical nutrition.

I was appointed as a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at UHND in April 2012. My clinical interests include colorectal cancer, enhanced recovery after surgery and surgical nutrition. I am clinical lead for colorectal cancer and clinical governance lead for general surgery.

  • Department: Colorectal Surgery
  • Specialities: Colorectal Surgery, General Surgery
  • Based at Hospital site: University Hospital of North Durham
  • Special interests: Laparoscopic surgery and colorectal cancer.
  • Secretary: Sarah-Jane Ridley
  • Training: Leeds University Medical School, Leeds; Northern Deanery Basic and Higher Surgical Training; Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand - Fellowship Training.
  • Qualifications: MB, ChB, MD, FRCS
  • Date added to the specialist register: March 2012
  • Training role: Involved in clinical training of junior doctors and medical students; continued clinical research interests - currently surgical lead for EPOCH trial.

Contact Information

Email: sarah-jane.ridley@cddft.nhs.uk

Tel: 0191 333 6988

'The treatment I have received from all the staff has been excellent and could you extend my thanks to them all. A very thankful and relieved patient'.

Patient, Dermatology Outpatients Department, University Hospital of North Durham