Friday, 30 May 2021

URGENT: Aesthetic Fellowships at The Wellington Hospital



Applications are now open for 2015 but there is also now a vacant slot from 1st July 2014 until 30th September. If you are interested email immediately. 
HCA Hospitals are delighted to be able to offer these exciting opportunities to join us at The Wellington Hospital, a world class facility. Joining the London Plastic Surgery Unit and mentored by our team of 10 Consultant Plastic Surgeons throughout a three-month Fellowship contract, you’ll have
the opportunity to build experience in every aspect of contemporary aesthetic surgery, from pre-operative assessment, to operative treatment and post-operative care.
These posts suit Trainees at ST8 & ST9 level, and applicants should have obtained the FRCS (Plast)
exam or equivalent, aswell as being licensed to practice, and having current valid GMC registration.
In addition, you will have a clear patient-first ethos and strong communication skills.
These posts have educational approval, and research and audit is encouraged.
Each Fellowship is set to begin 1st January 2015, 1st April 2015, 1st July 2015 and 1st October 2015.
Interviews will be held on Thursday 26th June from 4:00pm onwards.

To find out more or to discuss these opportunities, please email Jemma Mullins, HR Assistant
If you wish to apply, please submit your CV along with 2 references in the appropriate section
The closing date for these posts will be Friday 6th June 2014.

Thursday, 29 May 2021

FREE registration for the RSTN Trials Day 2014

Challenges and Controversies in Hand Surgery 2014

Date: 7th/8th November 2014
Venue: Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford

"St Andrew’s Hand Surgery Unit is delighted to host a programme of stimulating lectures and debates aimed at consultant orthopaedic and plastic surgeons, senior trainees, hand therapists and nurses.

We are bringing together an impressive faculty of national and international speakers to debate a variety of controversial issues in hand and upper limb surgery and give an update on their current practice. We hope to inspire participants and faculty alike to continue reviewing their practice with a view to improving outcomes and efficiency by open discussions and face-to-face debates, with the opportunity to ask questions in a relaxed setting."

Sunday, 25 May 2021

BAAPS Regional Aesthetic Training Day - Salisbury 2nd July

BAAPS Regional Aesthetic Training Day in Salisbury 2nd July - open to all trainees 

Morning session has presentations by Michael Cadier, Richard Cole, Mani Khan, Sahid 
Masood and Titus Adams. The BAAPS visiting expert is Niall Kirkpatrick. 

Afternoon session consists of vivas : this is how to pass your aesthetic exam! Models may be provided. 

A reading list will be provided in advance of the training day - please register early. 

Enquiries to 

There is no charge for this event but, in view of the requirements of the pre-training day reading list, late applications will not be possible. 

Tuesday, 20 May 2021

Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery - TIG Applications Open

Health Education South West (Severn) supports the Joint Committee on Surgical Training and the Training Interface Group in Cleft Lip & Palate Surgery with recruitment to Advanced Training Fellowships.
Applications are invited for two training posts that are availalbe to take up from July 2014. Advanced training is provided in the following locations for a period of between 12 and 24 months.
  • Cleft Service - NHS Scotland (East/West)
  • London - South Thames
  • South Wales / South West (Morriston Hospital and Frenchay Hospital)
  • West Midlands - (Birmingham Children's Hospital)
  • Manchester/Liverpool
Please ensure you have read all of the documents within the resources tab before making an application or attending an interview.  Applications for this post will be via the Intrepid Pathway recruitment portal and can be accessed through the "apply now" button above.
If you require assistance with your application please email or telephone the candidate support line on 01454 252610 (Monday-Friday 08.30 am until 4.30 pm)

Recruitment Timetable
Apply from28 April 2021
Closing date26 May 2021
Invitations to interview expected17 June 2021
Interview dates1 July 2021

Monday, 19 May 2021



About the post 
This post is a Clinical Fellowship hosted by Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) and funded by NHS England. It was established in collaboration with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The aim of the Fellowship is to explore how the information available to HQIP should be used by the regulator of healthcare (CQC) to inform its regulatory procedures.
  • Click here to download the job desciption (pdf) >
  • Click here to download the person specification (pdf) >
It would enable a junior doctor to develop the skills necessary to:
 - Work across the interface between clinical audit, quality improvement and regulation
 - Promote the need for and application of such skills in clinical practice and 
 - Enhance competence and professionalism in improvement science
We are seeking a highly motivated doctor in training who wishes to spend time prior to applying for a definitive appointment. It is suitable for doctors nearing the end of their training who will work between HQIP and CQC developing a risk algorithm, based on information available from the resources available to HQIP which would inform the regulator, and others including the public, Trusts and commissioners, concerning the quality of care in their institution.
The successful applicant will be a StR/SpR in a recognised Deanery-managed specialty school training programme at ST3 level or above at time of commencement of post. You must provide your NTN as part of the application. You will need to apply for an Out of Programme (OOP) from your host specialty in order to complete this fellowship.
The post holder will be offered an honorary research fellow post at the London School of Hygiene of Tropical Medicine.
Pay scales 
All doctors in training should be paid monthly at the rates set out in the national terms and conditions of service for hospital medical and dental staff and doctors in public health medicine and the community health service (England and Wales), "the TCS", as amended from time to time. The pay scales are reviewed annually. Part-time posts will be paid pro-rata.
Current rates of pay for junior doctors may be viewed on the NHS Employers website.
How to apply
To apply please send your CV and a supporting statement detailing how you compare with the person specification. Please remember that what you write here will provide evidence to the short listing panel as to skills, attributes and experience you have. The panel will not assume your experience from a previous job title you may have held in the past; you will need to explain how you have demonstrated the required skills.
Against each requirement of the person specification, please give examples of an experience that best illustrates the qualities we are looking for. When you complete the areas it is important that you:
  • Keep to the point
  • Give at least one recent example for each requirement, including qualifications if applicable. (Usually one example will be adequate)
  • Be precise about what you did and the part you played in the activities you describe
  • Describe the outcome or result of your actions
  • Write your examples in your own words
  • Simply stating ‘I can do/I have done this,' is not sufficient and you should make every effort to evidence your skills
Where to send your application and by when
Please also forward a copy of your CV and suppporting statement to Teresa Hoey( no later than Noon, Monday 2 June 2021.

Friday, 16 May 2021

Symposium on the Reconstruction of the Lower Extremity

There is a forthcoming symposium on "Reconstruction of the lower extremity", which will be held in the Clark-Kennedy Lecture Theatre at the Queen Mary Innovation Centre on 3rd June.

For further information and to register contact:

Sunday, 11 May 2021

Preston Plastic Surgery Career Progression Course

Preston Plastic Surgery Career Progression Course

10th July 2014Royal Preston Hospital Preston
      Progression from the Foundation training and Core training to a Specialist training is a major step for all trainees and they need to prepare well for this transition.
      The likelihood of progressing to ST3 from a CST post is approximately 36% (overall competition ratio 2.8:1).  Competition for a ST3 post from a themed CST programme varies widely from 1.4:1 for Urology to 7:1 for Plastic Surgery. 
      This one day course aims to prepare the candidates aspiring to secure a specialist training post in plastic surgery with the selection process.  It will provide all the candidates with an overview of the Plastic Surgery training in United Kingdom, the application process and most importantly the Interview.  The focus of the course will be on the selection process and will aim to replicate the real interview.  The candidates will move through the Clinical Scenario, Structured Interview, OSCE and Portfolio stations and will be examined by experienced Consultants.  The simulation of real interview will give the same adrenaline rush, yet allow them to improve on any short comings based on the feedback given.

08.30 - 09.00 
09.00 - 09.30 
Specialist Training in Plastic Surgery & Alternative pathways to  Specialist Registration            
09.30 - 10.00 
Application Process and how to fill your Application
10.00 - 10.15
Your Portfolio
10.15 - 10.45
Question and Answer session - Candidates can ask the panel any questions related to training, application and Portfolio
10.45 - 11.00
Coffee Break
11.00 - 12.00
First round of Stations - Portfolio
12.00 - 12.30
Video of an interview of a successful candidate and discussion
12.30 - 13.30
Lunch break
13.30 - 14.10
Second round of Stations -  Communication
14.10 - 15.00
Third round of Stations - Structured Interview
15.00 - 15.20
Coffee Break
15.20 - 16.00
Fourth Round of Stations - OSCE
16.00 - 16.30
Feedback and close of day
Course Date:        
Thursday 10th July 2014

Course Director:   
Mr S. Srinivasan Iyer,
Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Venue:      Royal Preston Hospital,
Sharoe Green Lane,
Preston, PR2 9HT

Course Fees:           £125.00

To Apply contact:  Gwen Quayle 01772 522094                            

Friday, 9 May 2021

Registration open for the RSTN Trials Day 2014

Wednesday, 7 May 2021

Consultant Surgeon In Oncoplastic Breast Surgery - Vacancy

Location: Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Larbert, FK5 4WRGrade: Consultant
Category: Medical and DentalSalary: 76,001 - £102,465 per annum
Contract: PermanentDuration:Permanent
Region: ForthValleyHours:40
Job type:FullTimeDate posted: 22 Apr 2021
Ref: MD0314181/SHOWClosing date: 20 May 2021
NHS Forth Valley seeks to appoint a Consultant Surgeon in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Applications are invited for the post of Consultant Surgeon in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery based at the Forth Valley Royal Hospital which is located in Central Scotland combining easy access to the outdoor recreation resources of Highland Scotland whilst less than an hour’s drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh. The successful candidate will join the consultant-led Breast team and will share responsibility for providing and developing an excellent and comprehensive clinical service in Forth Valley. Candidates with a subspecialty interest are encouraged to apply NHS Forth Valley serves the council areas of Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannan, a population of 300,000. In addition to the new Forth Valley Royal Hospital at Larbert there are Community Hospitals at Falkirk and Stirling. The hospitals have good rail and motorway access to Glasgow, Edinburgh and the North. There are excellent sporting and leisure facilities in the area, along with a wide variety of schooling, housing and retail outlets. Applicants will be expected to have specialist training in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery. Experience of breast reconstructive surgery and therapeutic mammaplasties is essential. Candidates must possess the appropriate specialty fellowship qualification (i.e. FRCSGenSurg, FRCSPlast or equivalent). You must have or be within 6 months of your CCT date at interview. The appointment will be subject to the terms and conditions of service of the Consultant Grade (Scotland). Applicants are encouraged to visit the department and meet key staff. Informal enquiries should be directed by telephone to Dr Michail Winkler, Consultant Surgeon on 01324 566926, or Dr Henry Robb, Associate Medical Director on 01324 567659

More information and how to apply here

Friday, 2 May 2021

The Combined Management of Open Tibial Fractures (Wet Lab Training)

The Combined Management of Open Tibial Fractures (Wet Lab Training)

Thursday, 1 May 2021

GMC Survey - Message from SAC Chair

Dear Trainees

As you may be aware May 8th 2014 is the closing date for the 2014 GMC annual survey of trainees. Whilst I understand that there may be a degree of survey fatigue the information gleaned from this survey is vital in improving both yours and your successors training. The survey can identify trends, general areas of training concern and Deaneries that may need more attention than usual.

Thus far the uptake from Plastic Surgery trainees has been embarassingly low in certain Deaneries compared with other specialties and I implore you to undertake and complete this survey. I do not want to impose the ultimate sanction that non-compliance equates with no ARCP pass but that is what we are looking at if the completion rate does not pick up in the next few days and I will be in no position to protect you from that fate as the GMC and Deaneries are getting particularly upset about the response rate.

Aidan Fitzgerald
SAC Chair