London - South East



  • King’s College London Hospital (MTC)

  • Guy’s & St. Thomas’ Hospital

  • Evelina’s Children’s Hospital

  • University Hospital Lewisham

  • Princess Royal University Hospital (Orpington)

  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Woolwich)

  • Great Western Hospital (Swindon)

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Rotation Highlights

The South East London deanery is one of the smallest geographically deaneries in the UK boasting access to leading edge orthopaedic facilities and top-quality trainers. The deanery is proud to provide exceptional rotation structure, education, research and fellowships.

The rotations are inclusive and systematic in all desired orthopaedic sub-specialties. There is opportunity to experience world class rotations in the Paediatric Evelina children’s hospital, King’s College London major trauma centre and the Guy’s Orthopaedic elective centre of excellence.

We work closely with our neighbouring deaneries in KSS and South West London to facilitate collaborative teaching sessions from top tier internationally recognised trainers. The education format of symposiums, workshops and mock viva are specific to the FRCS requirements. This provides a solid foundation for trainees to exhibit triumphant results in the national examinations and, success at achieving their desired consultant posts.

The scope for research is plentiful within the deanery and many of the smaller district general hospitals are enrolled in national collaborative projects yielding meaningful outcomes presented at an international level. The King’s Orthopaedic Research and Education (K.O.R.E.) foundation aims to provide national courses with industry leading simulation challenging trainees of all grades.

Guy’s hospital offers distinguished fellowships in Hip Arthroplasty that focuses on young adult hip and Spine fellowship that is associated with the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. King’s College Hospital displays premiere fellowships in Advanced Trauma and Lower Limb Reconstruction.


Thananjeyen Srirangarajan

My colleagues know me as Thana, and I am an ST5 trainee in the South East London Deanery. My orthopaedic journey has allowed me to train in various prestigious centres around the country including the University Hospital of Southampton and Morriston Hospital in Swansea. Training in the South East London Deanery has been extraordinary, and I am able to see the passion that my fellow trainees and trainers have toward excelling our region. A common devotion of mine wherever I worked was encouraging junior doctors and medical students of all backgrounds to experience and learn about trauma and orthopaedics. I feel this exposure at an early stage is essential to ensuring that our speciality remains diverse and inclusive of all. My extracurricular interests in sports particularly basketball and football have sparked a subspeciality affection toward sports related knee injuries and lower limb arthroplasty.

London - South East