UK Fellowships

Addenbrookes

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Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Teaching Hospital Trust

Fellowship:

Shoulder and elbow surgery

Tenure:

6 months

Aimed at:

Year 5/6 Orthopaedic Trainees & Post-CCT Surgeons (UK & Overseas)

Information:

The Shoulder Unit is run by 3 Consultants (Graham Tytherleigh-Strong, Lee Van Rensburg & Niel Kang) with a specialist physiotherapist.



















The team sees a combination of routine elective shoulder and elbow cases as well as tertiary referral cases. Addenbrooke’s is a Major Trauma Centre and the team is involved in the management and treatment of complex shoulder and elbow trauma from around the region.

The Fellow will be exposed to all aspects of shoulder and elbow surgery including arthroscopic procedures, arthroplasty, trauma and revision surgery. There are regular weekly elective and upper limb trauma lists with all three of the supervising consultants. There is a routine parallel operating list.

The Fellow will be actively involved in research and audit and will be responsible for running the MDT meeting. They will be expected to take on and, potentially, initiate original research which should lead to presentations and publication.

The Fellow will also be expected to undertake teaching for the medical students, post-graduate trainees and orthopaedic trainees.

A job description and additional information with regards to Fellowship application and availability is available.

Contact:

Graham Tytherleigh-Strong - graham.tytherleigh-strong@addenbrookes.nhs.uk

Chapel Allerton

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Chapel Allerton Hospital Leeds, Leeds General Infirmary

Fellowship:

Leeds Upper Limb Unitt

Tenure:

6-12 months

Aimed at:

Post CCT trainees

Information:







Teaching hospital upper limb practice with emphasis on arthroscopic surgery, but including joint replacement for shoulder and elbow, with Mr Roger Hackney. You will have your own clinic and operating lists, both independent and supervised. There are opportunities to undertake some elective and trauma work with Mr David Limb and Mr Mark Philipson.

There are research opportunities with the Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit, one of 6 nationally funded research units, only 2 of which are musculoskeletal. Current projects include rotator cuff surgery for large/massive tears, shoulder stabilisation surgery and treatment of frozen shoulder.

Previous fellows have found this an ideal stepping stone into a consultancy and have thoroughly enjoyed their fellowship.

Please contact:



Mr Roger Hackney

roger.hackney@leedsth.nhs.uk

Secretary 0113 392 4949

Chesterfield

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Chesterfield Royal Hospital

Fellowship:

Upper Limb Surgery

Tenure:

6-12 Months

Aimed at:

Post CCT budding upper limb surgeons

Information:




The fellowship is for a 12 month period split into two 6 month modules. The first 6 months are with Mr Shahane concentrating on surgery of shoulder and elbow and the next 6 months with Mr Garcia which will deal with surgery of the wrist and hand joints.

The potential fellow depending upon his intent can elect to do both of these postings or only one of his choice.

Please contact:


Mr Shantanu Shahane

shantanu.shahane@nhs.net

Hospital of St John & Elizabeth

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Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth, London

Fellowship:

Calvert Fellowship in Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Tenure:

Six months

Aimed at:




Post UK CCT or equivalent.

The candidate must be medically qualified, ideally with higher qualifications in orthopaedic surgery and have obtained full registration with the General Medical Council of the United Kingdom. At this stage, the post is not recognised by the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board for accredited specialist training in the United Kingdom. Candidates will need to show that they are covered by a suitable medical indemnity policy that covers the private sector.

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The Calvert Fellowship was established in 2008 in memory of one of the founders of the Shoulder Unit, the late Mr Paul Calvert. Paul was a dedicated shoulder surgeon with a passion for the teaching, training and development of shoulder surgery. He worked at the Shoulder Unit from 1991 until he passed away in 2004, and was well-known throughout London, the UK and internationally for his contributions to the orthopaedic surgical profession.

The post is clinically-based in a private practice environment and is intended to give candidates a wide exposure to current techniques in shoulder and elbow surgery, with a particular emphasis on arthroscopic surgery, though fracture fixation and joint replacement surgery are also commonly performed by the consultants in the Unit. You will work alongside two surgeons, Mr Philip Ahrens and Mr Andrew Wallace, who are supported by musculoskeletal radiologists, anaesthetists and physiotherapists.

Clinical Duties of Fellow: Extensive surgical exposure under consultant supervision. Supervised and supernumerary outpatients. Ward management of patients (with assistance of RMO). Collection of outcome scores in clinic. The post also entails an honorary contract at The Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust which allows further hands on opportunities. There are no formal on-call duties associated with this post.

Research Duties of Fellow: Clinical research opportunities both via ImperialCollege and the Royal Free Hospital/UCL Partners.

Please contact:


Monica Deacy, Shoulder Unit Co-ordinator

monica.deacy@hje.org.uk or 020 7806 4004

Royal Derby

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Royal Derby Hospital

Tenure:

6-12 months

Aimed at:

Year 5/6 Orthopaedic Trainees and Post CCT Surgeons (UK and Overseas)

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We are a team of four upper limb consultants. The fellowship offers a comprehensive spectrum of elective and trauma shoulder & elbow surgery.

The fellowship experience includes balanced exposure to shoulder and elbow arthroplasty as well as advanced arthroscopic shoulder procedures. In addition, fellows will be exposed to range of sports related injuries and its management, complex post trauma reconstruction, soft tissue procedures and open joint surgery.

Fellows undertake regular weekly trauma lists with their supervising consultants. There is provision for parallel independent operating for experienced fellows. Fellows will have the opportunity to undertake weekly sessions in the Pulvertaft Hand Unit depending on their preference. We have an active research and audit program and fellows will be encouraged and supported to undertake research projects. Fellows have the opportunity to teach on the various local shoulder and elbow courses run in Derby during the year. They also undertake teaching for orthopaedic trainees and medical students.

Please contact:

David Clark

By:


01332 783061

david.clark14@nhs.net

Royal Devon and Exeter

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Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

Tenure:

12 months, possibly 6 months

Aimed at:

Year 5/6 Orthopaedic Trainees and Post CCT Surgeons

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The fellowship in Exeter has been established for over ten years and provides excellent clinical experience in all aspects of shoulder surgery. The fellow will also be exposed to some elbow surgery, but the vast majority of the cases (90%) are relating to the shoulder. They will gain operative experience in arthroscopic, arthroplasty, revision arthroplasty and trauma surgery.

The fellow will work with all three shoulder surgeons at Exeter (Jeff Kitson, Chris Smith and Will Thomas). This post is fully funded and banded at registrar level with evening and weekend general trauma on-call commitment that does allow for additional pay and experience. This does not involve any weekday on-call and does not interfere with the day to day timetable of the fellow.

There are significant research opportunities available to the fellow, both in clinical and basic science.

Timetable:

Monday: all day elective theatre

Tuesday: am elective clinic pm research

Wednesday: all day elective theatre

Thursday: all day elective theatre or trauma theatre

Friday: am shoulder trauma list or elective clinic

Comments from previous fellows:

There are many aspects to becoming a consultant - I found this fellowship to set me on the path to fulfilling them all. Not only learning new techniques, honing aspects of well known procedures but also being treated as a colleague and its responsibilities. All this in a friendly and supportive environment. Thoroughly recommended – Dan Neen

This fellowship provides excellent operative exposure with the correct amount of supervision. I was also able to undertake several research projects resulting in presentations and publications – Tom Cosker

Please contact:



Chris Smith

01392 403560

christophersmith3@nhs.net


Royal Free

Institution:

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Shoulder Surgery Fellowship London DGH

Fellowship:

Royal Free Hospitals, Barnet Hospital

Tenure:

6 months extendable to 1 year

Aimed at:

Post CCT trainees with an interest in shoulder surgery

Information:






Secondary care based shoulder fellowship allowing independent and supervised operating on shoulder conditions within a 15 surgeon department. Mixture of open and arthroscopic procedures, elective and trauma.

Opportunity to manage, teach, develop clinical independence, continue and develop research projects, audits and gain operative skill.

Some involvement in Departmental logistics.

Expected to do some Shoulder waiting list surgery

Please contact::

Mr Dan Rossouw

dan.rossouw@nhs.net

Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen

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Liverpool Upper Limb Unit, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital Trust

Fellowship:Liverpool Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship

Tenure:

12 months starting in February or August of each year.

Aimed at:

Post CCT candidates

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The Liverpool Shoulder and Elbow fellowship was established by Mr Peter Brownson in 2004. It has been running continuously for the last 10 years.

It provides excellent clinical experience in the management of all the aspects of Shoulder and Elbow surgery. It includes Trauma and Elective surgery using Open and Arthroscopic surgical techniques. It will allow the candidate to work in an MDT setting with significant input from Physiotherapists (Mrs Gibson and Miss Jones) and MSK Radiologists.

The candidate will work for four Shoulder and Elbow consultants (Mr. Brownson, Mr Smith, Mr. Kent and Mr. Guisasola) and will be exposed to all types of arthroscopic techniques, arthroplasty, revision and trauma cases. There is ample scope to complete clinical research projects and the candidate will have a management role within the Unit.

Previous fellows include Consultants in the following Hospitals

  • Sam Singh - Bedford Hospital
  • John Cassaletto - Arrowe Park Hospital
  • Ali Noorani - Royal London Hospital
  • Joby George Malal.- Bedford Hospital
  • Vijay Bhalaik - Arrowe Park Hospital
  • Oliver Donaldson - Yeovil Hospital

Comments from previous fellows:

The Liverpool Fellowship gave me exposure to the entire spectrum of shoulder and elbow conditions in terms of conservative and operative management of both degenerative and traumatic conditions. Highlights include arthroscopic and joint replacement surgery, clinical research and management opportunities which I believe to be unique to this fellowship.

Amit Bidwai

The Liverpool shoulder and elbow fellowship lasts for a year, starting either in August or February. You will work directly with 4 Consultants (P.Brownson, I.Guisasola, M.Smith, M.Kent) alongside one other fellow and one registrar. The fellowship gives you an excellent clinical experience with approximately 2 elective operating lists occurring 3 days a week at Broadgreen hospital, 2 elective clinics per week and a subspecialty trauma list per week. There is also ample chance for research opportunities with a number of randomised controlled studies being performed as well as access to Liverpool university. The fellowship is designed to ensure you get the appropriate experience to allow an easier transition to consultant grade and there is good flexibility to ensure it is tailored to your specific needs. Overall an excellent fellowship.

Oliver Donaldson

Contacts:



Angela Martin. 01512826441 Angela.martin@rlbuht.nhs.uk

Linda Burnett. 01512826400 Linda.burnett@rlbuht.nhs.uk

Sherwood

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Sherwood Forest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Fellowship:

Sherwood Upper Limb Fellowship

Tenure:

12 months

Aimed at:

Post CCT trainees

Information:

This is a new fellowship designed the expose the fellow to the entire breadth of upper limb surgery.

At the end of the fellowship the candidate would be expected to take up a substantive consultant post in upper limb surgery in the UK.

Surgical sub-specialty practice within the unit includes primary and revision shoulder arthroplasty, arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder e.g.: instability repair, cuff repair, subacromial decompression and distal clavicular excision, rheumatoid hand disease, peripheral nerve entrapment surgery.

The fellow will also be given opportunities for independent practice dependent on demonstration of clinical competence.

There will be an opportunity to get involved with management work under the supervision of the Deputy General Manager of the Planned Care and Surgery division. This experience will stand the Fellow in good stead for his / her future consultant career.

There will be educational and research and opportunities for the fellow. The unit is trial centre for the UKFROST Frozen Shoulder Study run from the University of York and has links with the Arthritis Research UK Pain Centre.

The fellow will take part in the on-call rota at registrar level.

Contact:

Mr Amit Bidwai or Mr Jomy Kurian

01623 622515 Ext: 6148 Gail.Barker@sfh-tr.nhs.uk

01623 622515 Ext: 4175 Catherine.Hough@sfh-tr.nhs.uk

Southmead

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Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, BS10 5NB

Fellowship:

Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship

Tenure:

6 months Shoulder and Elbow 6 months Hand and Wrist and Elbow

Aimed at:

Post CCST Surgeons

Information:

Please contact Neil Blewitt - details below

Contact:



Neil Blewitt

neil.blewitt@nbt.nhs.uk


St Georges

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St. George’s Hospital, Tooting, London

Tenure:

6-12 months. Fellow & Honorary Clinical Lecturer

Aimed at:

ST 8 Orthopaedic Trainees and Post CCT Surgeons (UK and Overseas)

Information:










The Shoulder Unit is run by 2 consultants in conjunction with a specialist physiotherapist. The team sees a combination of routine elective shoulder and elbow patients as well as regional tertiary referral and complex trauma cases from the Major Trauma Unit.

There will be exposure to the full range of arthroscopic procedures in the shoulder and elbow as well as arthroplasty, trauma and revision surgery.

The fellow undertakes regular weekly elective and upper limb trauma lists with both supervising consultants. There is the opportunity for parallel and independent operating as experience allows.

The unit is actively involved in research and audit. The fellow will be expected to undertake research projects leading to publication.

As an Honorary Clinical Lecturer the fellow will also undertake teaching for orthopaedic trainees and medical students on a formal and informal basis.


University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire

Institution:

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire

Fellowship:

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Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship

Tenure:

12 months

Aimed at:

Post-CCT Surgeons (UK & Overseas)

Information:













This busy tertiary referral unit is run by three shoulder & elbow surgeons (Steve Drew, Tom Lawrence and Chet Modi).

The high volume fellowship provides the candidate with outstanding exposure to elective shoulder and elbow open and arthroscopic procedures in both primary and revision settings. In addition, the fellow will gain experience in the management of complex shoulder and elbow trauma in a Major Trauma Centre setting.

Previous fellows’ logbooks demonstrate over 500 cases performed during their year with over 90% as lead-surgeon and approximately 50 total shoulder arthoplasties. There is ample opportunity for parallel and independent operating lists during the year.

There is a weekly “Acute Shoulder & Elbow clinic” which runs with all members of the team present as a forum for discussion of trauma & complex tertiary referrals.

The department is integrated with the University of Warwick providing ample opportunity to be actively involved in research and teaching within the department.

Timetable:
Monday: am elective clinic/pm Acute shoulder and elbow clinic
Tuesday: am research/pm independent elective operating
Wednesday: am elective operating/pm teaching/professional development
Thursday: all day elective operating
Friday: all day elective operating/specialist trauma

Contact:




Steve Drew Steven.drew@uhcw.nhs.uk

Tom Lawrence Tom.lawrence@uhcw.nhs.uk

Chet Modi Chetan.modi@uhcw.nhs.uk