Trauma and Orthopaedics

HEE Wessex aims to provide trainees with well-rounded and high-quality education in Trauma and Orthopaedics (T&O). There are 45 posts available with HEE Wessex and because trainees’ needs are our focus, all teaching, including a fortnightly regional teaching is quality-controlled through trainees’ feedback and reviewed by the Training Programme Director (TPD).

Trainees will also attend monthly learning sessions on JCST-approved topics that will allow them to familiarise themselves with instrumentation and techniques such as femoral cementation, in a simulated environment.

Trainees are invited to attend numerous specialty meetings that cover hands, feet and ankles, plus much more. Once a year one of the Wessex hospitals will also host an educational meeting at which all trainees are expected to present a paper to the regional consultant body.

Wessex exam pass rates for the FRCS (Orth) remain in the top three best-performing regions in the country. In recent years, trainees completing the programme have secured substantive consultant posts, both within Wessex and in other parts of the country.

Wessex offers trainees exposure to many sub-specialties in Trauma and Orthopaedics.