Trauma & Orthopaedic Regional Training Days


The Peninsula Trauma and Orthopaedic Training Programme training days take place on the first, third and fifth Friday of every month except for August.  The 3 year rolling programme is designed to cover the syllabus of all Trauma and Orthopaedic topics to FRCS level but it is not exhaustive and extra reading and revision is required in order to meet and satisfy the knowledge requirements to be successful at the FRCS (Tr&Orth) exam taken after four years of successfully completed training to the satisfaction of the Higher Surgical Training Committee.

It is expected trainees attend all teaching sessions unless on annual or statutory leave. The Training Programme Director expects all trainees to send apologies if they are unable to attend and produce a work diary detailing their attendance or reasons for non-attendance for their ARCP .

It is expected that trainees with their FRCS (Tr&Orth) would attend  up to 50% of the training days in order to offer their experience and recent knowledge to the more junior trainees and where needed to help in practical elements of the teaching programme.  They are also expected to produce a ‘diary’ for this period and be able to justify their absence with appropriate evidence of clinical work.

The winter term is interrupted by the UKITE exam and the FRCS mock exam, held every year on the first and second Friday in December.  These sessions are mandatory and it is expected that the post-FRCS trainees will attend to act as examiners along with local consultants.

The Teaching Programme/ Training Days are overseen by Mr Andrew Murphy. The programme dates are available in the table below.

Please see the School Structure page for Head of School, Training Programme Director, College Tutor and School Management contact details. 







14.09.2018 Final HIP session Truro (held over from June) Gavin Bartlett  
28.09.2018 H&W Session 1 Truro Anmar Al-Shawi & Rob Poulter  
12.10.2018 OSCARS Exeter Andy Toms & Jon Evans  
26.10.2018 H&W Session 2 Barnstaple (TBC) Nik Jagodzinski  
09.11.2018 H&W Session 3   Charlie Gozzard & Sue Fullilove  
23.11.2018 H&W Session 4 Exeter (TBC) Oliver Stone & David Stanley  
07.12.2018 UKITE Exam Various Carla Miners  
14.07.2018 Mock Exam Torbay    
04.01.2019 (TBC) H&W Session 5      
11.01.2019 Interim ARCPs      
18.01.2019 (TBC) H&W Session 6      


01.02.2019 Spine      
15.02.2019 Spine      
01.03.2019 Spine  Exeter TBC Mike Anderton  
15.03.2019 Spine  Taunton TBC Ashok Subramanian   
29.03.2019 Spine  Radiology Academy, Plymouth Himanshu Sharma   


12.04.2019 Spine Exeter  Mike Anderton   
26.04.2019 Foot & Ankle  St Mellion Andy Murphy SWOC
10.05.2019 Foot & Ankle  Torbay Tom Ball & Guy Wansborough 

Introduction to Foot & Ankle Term,
Basic sciences
What is normal
The diabetic foot

24.05.2019 Foot & Ankle  Exeter Ian Sharpe

Hindfoot deformity and arthritis
Ankle arthritis

07.06.2019 Foot & Ankle  Barnstaple Richard Cove, Jonathan P Evans & Jonathan T Evans  Forefoot into midfoot pathology.
Research techniques/ collaboration session.
21.06.2019 Foot & Ankle  Derriford, Plymouth Mark Westwood Foot & ankle trauma
05.07.2019 No Teaching due to ARCPs  
19.07.2019 Foot & Ankle  Truro Richard Walter Sports foot and ankle- Tendinopathy
Ligament problems
Osteochondral lesions, etc
02.08.2019  SUMMER BREAKOne of these will be SWOC and another will be DCOS / Major trauma. TBC


13.09.2019 Shoulder & Elbow      
13.12.2019 Mock Exam University Hospitals Plymouth