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Orthopaedic Higher Surgical Training

We are privileged to host two of the premier higher specialist training programmes within London for Trauma & Orthopaedic surgery, The Royal London led by Mr Kash Aktar and the Percivall Pott led by Mr Prim Achan. Both programmes provide first-class orthopaedic trauma experience in the busiest Major Trauma Centre in the country, as well as subspecialty and elective orthopaedic experience across Teaching Hospitals and District General Hospitals in North East and Central London.

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Teaching

A formal combined teaching programme is delivered for both programmes. All-day teaching occurs every 4 weeks on a Tuesday and comprises a mix of journal club, interactive talks from consultants and hands-on practical workshops focusing on surgical skills – sawbones, cadavers, and procedures – as well as non-technical skills.

Percivall Pott

The Percivall Pott training programme was formally established in 1969 and was one of the first in the country to be recognised by the Specialist Advisory Committee, preceding the advent of formal orthopaedic training programmes in the UK. It is named after the famous 18th century surgeon from St Bartholomew’s Hospital and is the oldest of the four orthopaedic rotations in North East London.

Hospitals in the rotation:

  • The Royal London Hospital
  • Newham University Hospital
  • Barnet and Chase Farm Hospital
  • Basildon University Hospital
  • Great Ormond Street
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow
  • Queen’s Hospital, Romford
  • Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore
  • University College Hospital
  • Whittington Hospital

Royal London

A long tradition of orthopaedic surgery has existed at The London since 1760, when the first archives  relating to surgery appeared.  These included the setting of fractures and drainage of abscesses.

The Royal London Hospital Orthopaedic and Trauma Society (RLHOTS) was reformed by four Royal London registrars (Ali Noorani , Wai Weng Yoon, Nima Heidari , Nic Wardle) in 2007.

Hospitals in the rotation:

  • The Royal London Hospital
  • Newham University Hospital
  • Whipps Cross University Hospital
  • Barnet and Chase Farm Hospital
  • Basildon Hospital
  • Broomfield Hospital
  • Homerton Hospital
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow
  • Queen’s Hospital, Romford
  • Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore
  • Southend Hospital

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