Pelvic & Acetabular Trauma Fellowship

We are the busiest Level-1 trauma facility in Europe.  We treat large volumes of multiply injured patients, with high-energy orthopaedic injuries. We carry out around 150 P&A surgeries per year, which include acute fixation, delayed reconstruction and fix-and-replace surgery for severe acetabular fractures in older patients.  The 5 faculty members have a diversity of skills and teaching styles, with expertise spanning high energy trauma, complex hip arthroplasty and trauma research.

The pelvic fellowship is recognised UK-wide to be the premier UK pelvic trauma fellowship and all previous alumni now carry leading P&A roles in Level-1 trauma centres around the world.


What will you do as a fellow?

With trauma, every day is different but usually the fellow attends 3-4 trauma lists per week and 1 pelvic/polytrauma clinic.  All lists can be supervised but the fellows are encouraged to develop their independence and surgical autonomy over the course of 12 months.  At the end of the fellowship, fellows can not only treat bicondylar plateaus, pilon fractures and P&A cases independently, they are confident enough to be able to teach others to perform them too.  Every 3 weeks there is an elective arthroplasty component to maintain arthroplasty skills.  At least 1 day per week is set aside for research and every fellow is expected to produce a minimum of 1 peer reviewed publication during their time; the average being much higher than this.


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 are trauma enthusiasts.  They have a desire and passion to be delivering a P&A service in a Level-1 trauma setting.  P&A work requires surgeons to be comfortable around complex arthroplasty.  Successful candidates are therefore fully trained, ideally fellowship trained, in lower limb arthroplasty; confident performing routine primary hip replacement independently.

Fellows 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 Ward, 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