Trauma and Orthopaedics – Clinical work and support

Duties include attendance at ward rounds, operating lists and general out-patient clinics and the responsibility for the Consultants’ patients on the wards.  A full shift system in Orthopaedic surgery is worked.

The post holder is responsible for the supervision of the F1/F2/CT1 doctors and subsequently the care of patients on the elective and trauma orthopaedic wards, the children’s ward and other orthopaedic beds, e.g. Orthogeriatric.  The post holder will also be responsible for seeing and reviewing all acute admissions when he or she is on call.

There is an all day trauma lists every weekday and a morning weekend trauma list both Saturday and Sunday.

The ST3 will predominantly concentrate on trauma operating for the ST3 year and will attend at least 4 trauma sessions each week as well as 2-3 fracture clinics. 

ST4s will concentrate on Arthroplasty and will operate with several of the consultants each week as well as attending at least 2 elective outpatient clinics.

ST5s and 6s will undertake 4 x 6 months of Specialty rotations e.g. Foot and ankle, hand, upper limb and shoulder.  

The post holder will take part on the on-call rota. The rota is a 1:8 and non-resident.

Special Interests – Elective

The Consultants have special interests in:

  • Arthroscopic surgery of knee, shoulder and ankle
  • Revision joint replacement and primary joint replacement
  • Surgery of the upper limb and hand.
  • Foot and Ankle


The Hospital is a unit and therefore deals with the majority of day to day trauma however complex polytrauma cases are directed straight to the local trauma centres at Southampton or Brighton. 


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