East of England
ABOUT THE ROTATION
Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
James Paget Hospital
Lister Hospital, Stevenage
Luton and Dunstable Hospital
Norfolk and Norwich Hospital
Peterborough City Hospital
Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn
West Suffolk Hospital
East of England T&O rotation includes 14 hospitals located in East Anglia with Addenbrookes being our Major Trauma Centre. At the helm of our training programme is Mr Anish Sanghrajka(TPD), Ms Lora Young(Deputy TPD) and Mr Niel Kang(Director of Education). They have been instrumental in shaping our training programme so far and being very approachable and friendly.
We are also lucky to have The Evelyn Surgical Training Centre where we hold various cadaveric teaching sessions such as the ‘Fingertip to Shoulder’ course, ‘Basic Science FRCS’ course and the ‘Pelvic to Toe’ course. Additionally, we also run the NNUH spinal approaches cadaveric course as well as yearly cadaveric course at the Smith & Nephew Lab, Watford.
Our regular teaching has been revamped to a half a day a week virtual teaching programme, organised by trainees with educators from all over the deanery. With the help of Health Education East of England, we have been able upload all talks onto Panopto. Excellent resource for FRCS preparation.
For those of you interested in research, we have the Orthopaedic Research Collaborative of east Anglia (ORCA) which is a trainee-led research collaborative. We have recently published our first paper in ‘The Surgeon’ with another two being submitted and multiple collaborative projects running.
We hold a biannual regional meeting, Cambridge Trauma & Orthopaedic Club(CTOC) as well as the East Anglia Orthopaedic Club(EAOC) where trainees can present their research and have a jolly good time!
ABOUT THE REP
I’m currently an ST6 T&O trainee in the region. I’ve graduated from the University of Southampton in 2011. Undertook foundation training in Wessex Deanery, followed by Core Surgical Training in the Northern Deanery and started Higher Specialist Training in East of England in 2016.