RIGS Regional Reps

Introducing your Regional Reps

Scotland- Wojciech Szubert

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Ireland- Mageed Abdelrahman
Mageed is currently ST7 and is based in Altnagelvin Area Hospital, Northern Ireland.
He is doing the ATSM in Urogynaecology and Vaginal Surgery. In addition to Urogynaecology, he also has special interest in trainee related matters and is currently Northern Ireland Chair of the RCOG trainees’ committee; striving to ensure trainees are well represented within the RCOG. Amongst other work, Mageed has been involved in the creation of the new RCOG Trainee Evaluation Form, to monitor and improve standards of training. He also represents the RCOG trainees as StratOG trainee representative.
Mageed became a member of the BSGE in 2016 and has since benefited from a range of training opportunities from the BSGE.


North East – C.P. Lim
Current Post: Post CCT Clinical Fellow in Advanced Gynae Endoscopy

Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
Benign Abdominal Surgery
Advanced Labour Ward Practitioner

Other Roles:
StratOG Editorial Board Gynae-oncology Module 2016-2018
RCOG Trainee Representative for North East England 2015-2017
RCOG nhseportfolios user feedback group 2015-2017

Recent Hospitals:
North Tees University Hospital, Stockton on Tees.
James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough.
Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Yorkshire and Humber- Georgios Grigoriadis
As BSGE trainee representative for Yorkshire and Humber Deanery:

  • Distributed survey to all trainees in my deanery on quality of endoscopic training and ways to improve. Discussed and shared findings in 2017 BSGE ASM with other trainee reps
  • Started messenger group to facilitate communication between BSGE trainee reps
  • Interested in organizing medical management course and participating as member of RIGS Intermediate Laparoscopy/ acute gynaecology course

Mersey and Northwest – Donna Ghosh

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East Midlands- Yadava Jeve
Yadava is a sub-speciality fellow in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery. He is currently working at University Hospitals of Leicester and Oxford Fertility Centre. He has completed BSGE- Ethicon advanced laparoscopy fellowship and ATSM in benign gynaecology open and laparoscopy. He is actively involved in research, with many international publications to his credit. His special interests include Reproductive Surgeries and Endometriosis. He is chair for Midlands Research Collaborative (MROG) and STIRMAS group.

West Midlands- Tereza Indrielle-Kelly
I’m an ST4 currently working in Burton hospital in the West Midlands. My main interest is a combination of ultrasound diagnostics and laparoscopy in endometriosis treatment.
Since the beginning of my role as a regional trainee representative I have been trying to make the training opportunities more visible to the trainees (remembering well how hopeless I felt about laparoscopic training before I joined BSGE). I have started a facebook group and a website collecting courses and professional opportunities in the region. I have been heavily involved in similar activities at the BSGE level with our new facebook community. In the future I want to contribute to make the BSGE and RIGS more visible on social media, more accessible so that trainees can truly benefit from all that laparoscopy training and BSGE offer.

Wales- Angharad Jones

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Oxford- Ilyas Arshad
My name is Ilyas, I am the advanced laparoscopic trainee at Oxford. I am also the trainee representative for Simulation training in Thames Valley Deanery and the BSGE regional training representative for Oxford.
I am passionate about teaching, training and assessment methods. I obtained an MMEDSci in Medical Education. I organised a surgical teaching programme over twelve weeks for final year medical students at the University of Nottingham. I also wrote exam questions and was on the standard setting committee and examined the students at medical finals.
I was a member of faculty for Simulation training at the Trent simulation centre and faculty member for teaching Basic Surgical Skills at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
In my spare time, I love playing with my daughter, cycling and relaxing with friends.
I feel the BSGE is a progressive society gaining increasing impact on shaping the training of tomorrow’s gynaecologists.

East of England- Kamran Safdar Rao

After completing foundation year training in Surrey, I have completed core surgical training and gained membership of Royal College of Surgeons of England (MRCS).

During my training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in East of England, I have worked in different teaching hospitals like Addenbrookes Hospital, Luton & Dunstable Hospital and Colchester General Hospital. I have also completed the ATSM on Benign Abdominal Surgery, Open and Laparoscopy. I am currently working in Colchester General Hospital at an endometriosis centre.  I am doing the ATSM on The advanced laparoscopic surgery for the excision of benign disease. I also have interest in laparoscopic myomectomy and we have recently started laparoscopic myomectomy using disposable morcellators and bags at Colchester General hospital.

I have completed one year programme in Leadership and Management by Cambridge University and Judge Business School. I have worked as chief resident for Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Colchester hospital. I have completed various quality improvement projects and started new service. I also have strong interest in teaching particularly simulation training. I have developed the home-made laparoscopic box trainer for trainees to practice at home and I regularly teach at the Advanced Gynaecological Laparoscopy Course in ICENI centre at Colchester General Hospital.

London- James McLaren
James is currently an ST7 South London Trainee at King’s College Hospital with a particular interest in Laparoscopic training. At each of his training posts he has looked to improve the standard of laparoscopic training. James has recently piloted a basic laparoscopic curriculum at Lewisham University Hospital and hopes to work with the BSGE Laparoscopic Training Sub-Committee to improve and standardise basic laparoscopic training throughout the UK.
James was appointed BSGE Trainee Representative at Hull ASM 17. He is a strong advocate of the generous training opportunities available to BSGE members and hopes to increase membership amongst junior trainees.

Wessex- Mark Pickering

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South West- Jessica Preshaw
I am an ST7 undertaking the Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery for the Excision of Benign Disease ATSM at Southmead Hospital, Bristol. As an undergraduate I was elected vice president of the Bristol Medical Students’ Society ‘Galenicals’. I co-organised SpROGS 2012 and now represent peers on the South West Obstetrics and Gynaecology Trainees (SWOT) committee. With an interest in education I have undertaken research into ultrasound simulation training, virtual reality laparoscopic training and am involved in standardising a basic laparoscopic curriculum and implementation of a simulation based laparoscopic training programme for junior trainees within the Severn deanery. Furthermore I have co-organised laparoscopy study days for fellow trainees and contributed to the RCOG StratOG module on basic laparoscopic surgery.
I hope to become more involved with RIGS and the BSGE over this coming year; I am passionate about their common goals and feel well placed to represent my peers in this post.

Kent, Surrey, Sussex- Ras Bharathan
Ras is presently a subspecialty trainee in gynaecological oncology, with training in advanced laparoscopic, robot-assisted and radical open surgery.
His keen interests include surgical education and training. As a senior trainee he has managed simulation based laparoscopic training at a number of NHS trusts within South London and KSS schools.
He has served as a faculty in local, regional and national laparoscopic courses. He organises and delivers essential and advanced laparoscopic courses within the KSS School of O&G.
Ras has published his work on simulation based and clinical training in peer reviewed scientific journals. His current projects include cross-specialty simulation based research.
In addition to RIGS representative, he undertakes committee level work as an active member of BGCS training group and as the elected UK representative on the ENYGO-ESGO group.
Ras passionately believes in democratising training toward optimising patient experience.


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