Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital Trust, Liverpool




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


12 months starting in February or August of each year.

Aimed at:

Post CCT candidates


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


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