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
Acetabular fractures - classification and management
Pelvic and acetabular surgical approaches


Mr. Mark Williams
Mr. Scott Adams

04.12.2020 UKITE EXAM      
11.12.2020 MOCK EXAM      
01.01.2021 NO TEACHING      
08.01.2021 ARCPS      
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   
 02.07.2021 ARCPS       
 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  
13.08.2021 NO TEACHING      
27.08.2021 NO TEACHING