Extremity Trauma Fellowship

Formally known as the ‘Dutch Fellowship’ this is targeted at senior people who have completed their basic orthopaedic training (post-CCT) and are wanting exposure to Level-1, high-octane trauma.

Fellows are aligned purely to the trauma side of the orthopaedic service with access to both supervised and unsupervised lists, depending on case complexity and surgical progression.

What makes this fellowship particularly awesome – more so than other places?  It is the sheer volume of complex, high-ISS, polytrauma patients who come through our doors.  All patients with suspected fragility hip fractures are diverted to our sister unit at Whipps Cross University Hospital, meaning that we manage a distillate of high-energy fractures that routinely roll across the trauma board.  It really is a thrilling trauma environment to work in!


What will you do as a fellow?

Former fellows have left the job being wholly confident around complex, bicondylar tibial plateau fractures, pilons and nasty foot trauma.  The orthoplastics service is now mature and high-functioning, making for excellent soft tissue support.  The fellowship is certainly weighted towards lower limb trauma but some training in complex upper limb fractures is also an inevitable part of the job.  Our goal is to have the fellow, by the end of their tenure, feeling confident teaching others how to fix complex periarticular fractures and not sweat over difficult nailings.

Overall, this is a superb fellowship for those wanting Level-1 exposure and looking to become completely solid around complex lower limb, and to a lesser extent upper limb, trauma.


This is a competitive post. UK and International applicants are welcome.  Applicants require full GMC registration and are required to have completed their higher orthopaedic training programme.

Successful candidates will be expected to deal with the day to day running of the firm and will be expected to be able to operate on simple upper limb trauma as well as complex lower limb cases. Fellows should have a background of finishing projects, publishing research, running QI projects and enjoying teaching/mentoring junior members of the team.


Faculty Miss Arshad, Mr Bates, Mr Culpan, Prof Griffn

Duration 12 months total

Fellowship positions 1

Salary NHS post-CCT fellow salary with London weighting; additional paid lists if desired

On-call commitment 1:10 (senior registrar tier)

Clinics per week 1-2

Operating sessions per week 3-4

Informal enquiries Mr Bates