London - Percival Pott



  • Royal London Hospital

  • Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (Stanmore)

  • Great Ormond Street Hospital

  • University College Hospital

  • The Whittington Hospital

  • Barnet & Chase Farm Hospital

  • Newham University Hospital

  • Queen’s Hospital (Romford)

  • Princess Alexandra Hospital (Harlow)

  • Basildon University Hospital

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Rotation Highlights

The Percivall Pott Club, named after the famous 18th century surgeon from St Bartholomew’s Hospital, is the oldest of the four orthopaedic rotations in North East London. Established in 1973 preceding the advent of formal orthopaedic training programmes in the UK, the programme has continued to nurture excellence in orthopaedic training. The rotation offers unique training opportunities in a combination of secondary and tertiary hospitals including internationally renowned major trauma, elective, and paediatric specialist centres. Trainees have the opportunity to experience Trauma & Orthopaedic surgery at expert levels in all areas of the field, including peripheral nerve injuries, sarcoma and complex trauma. Academic development is encouraged. Trainees have the opportunity to take time out of programme for research. Several current trainees hold doctorates in a wide range of fields including bioengineering, clinical research, and surgical education.

It hosts an Annual Scientific Meeting (now in its 48th year) with a variety of national and international guest speakers. The annual meeting, usually held in November, is a great opportunity for current and past members to come together. The TPD is Mr Pramod Achan who continues to provide invaluable mentorship and guidance to trainees. As a former BOA ABC travelling fellow, Mr Achan hosts the ABC fellows during their travels in the UK, providing Pott trainees with an opportunity to meet and interact with the brightest T&O surgeons from North America.

The Pott rotation is best known for cultivating an environment for high calibre trainees to flourish, enabling them to secure substantive hospital appointments in their desired locations. The rotation is fortunate to receive tutelage from several BOTA Trainer of the year winners including Deborah Eastwood and Pete Bates. Notable alumni include Hugh Phillips (former President of the Royal College of Surgeons England), Stephen Copeland (founder member and past President of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society) as well as a number of past Presidents of the British Orthopaedic Association.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me on the email provided. More information is available at


Sandeep Nayar

I am currently an ST3 on the Percivall Pott rotation. Motivated toward a career in orthopaedic surgery following a BSc in anatomy with first class honours and time spent at a Major Trauma Unit in Melbourne, I graduated medicine with distinction from King’s College London. I went on to do my foundation training at Tunbridge Wells and St. Thomas’ Hospitals, and subsequently completed my Core Surgical Training in London working in plastic, general and orthopaedic surgery at various units.

I have an interest in teaching and surgical education, with a number of publications and presentations following research into simulation training and self-assessment. I was fortunate to be awarded the 2018 ASiT Gold Medal for best trainee presentation at their international conference. I also hold an MSc with distinction in Orthopaedic Trauma Science (Queen Mary University of London), the topic of my thesis being “amputation versus limb salvage following upper limb major trauma”.

Outside of work I like to keep fit and participate in many sports including cycling, skiing and scuba diving. I enjoy travelling and am also a keen artist.

London - Percival Pott