Trauma & Orthopaedic Regional Training Days
The Peninsula Trauma and Orthopaedic Training Programme training days take place every two weeks 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.
Trainees are expected to attend all teaching sessions unless on annual or statutory leave. All trainees should keep a log of their attendance along with reasons for any non-attendance. This information should be uploaded to the ‘other evidence’ section of the ISCP as part of your ARCP evidence.
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.
HIP 5 Pelvic and acetabular trauma
Pelvic ring fractures - classification and management
Mr. Mark Williams
|15.01.2021||Rearranged HIP 1 Uncemented hips. Complex primary and revision techniques. PPF||TBC||Mr. Hazem Hosny|
|29.01.2021||H & W 1 Hand and wrist anatomy; Hand and wrist examination; Soft tissue problems of the hand: Dupuytren’s, Trigger finger, DeQuervains||TBC||Nik Jagodzinski|
|12.02.2021||H & W 2: Scaphoid fractures and non-union; Wrist instability; Distal radius fractures||TBC||Charles Gozzard|
|26.02.2021||H & W 3: Hand Trauma; Tendon injury; Soft tissue cover in the hand; Hand Therapy||TBC||Anmar Al-shawi|
|12.03.2021||H & W 4: Nerve injury / compression; Tendon transfers; Hand tumours||TBC||Paul Birdsall|
|26.03.2021||H & W 5: Osteoarthritis; Rheumatoid arthritis; Ulnar-sided wrist pain; Kienbocks||TBC||Oli Stone|
|09.04.2021||Introduction to Spinal Surgery||Derriford Hospital Post Graduate Centre||Mr Timothy Woodacre|
|23.04.2021||Spinal Trauma||Derriford Hospital Post Graduate Centre||Mr Timothy Woodacre|
SWOC Swindon (incl Paeds course 06 MAY)
|21.05.2021||no teaching (in lieu of 2 day SWOC)|
|04.06.2021||Spinal Degeneration + Cauda Equina Syndrome||TBC||Mr Oliver Stokes|
|18.06.2021||Spinal Oncology||TBC||Mr Timothy Woodacre|
|16.07.2021||Paediatric Spines||TBC||Mr Michael Anderton/ Mr Oliver Stokes|
|30.07.2021||Spinal extras: the sporting spine, infections, inflammatory conditions, SIJ + coccyx||TBC||Mr Timothy Woodacre|