Events for Health Professionals

At RJAH, we regularly host clinical professional development / training events for healthcare professionals.

Orthopaedic Institute Training

From 1 April 2015 to the end of March 2016, 22 courses were organised by the Orthopaedic Institute during 2015-2016 attracting delegates from all over the UK, Ireland and abroad.

The Intensive Course in Clinical Examination and One Day Viva for FRCS (Tr & Orth) Courses, held three times a year, continue to be in great demand with delegates booking almost a year in advance.  The delegates who attend the courses are preparing for the Intercollegiate FRCS (Tr & Orth) Part 2 Exam following which, as long as they pass, the orthopaedic trainees can then breath a sign of relief as they are now a ‘Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons’ and can then start aiming to become a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon.   The delegates often let us know how they have got on and I enclose an example of the emails received:

“I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that I passed the exam!      Thank you again for all your help and patience arranging a place on the revision course for me. It was excellent preparation. Please pass on my thanks to the course faculty and organisers. I will be recommending the course to my junior colleagues!”

“I am pleased to inform you that I passed my FRCS Orth exam.  I would like to thank the entire faculty of the Oswestry course for helping me succeed in the exam”

Mr Richard Potter, Mr Peter Gallacher and Mr Matt Ockendon continue to be the Convenors for the Clinical Examination courses in January, April and October respectively whilst Mr Christopher Marquis is the Convenor for all the Viva courses.   We are most grateful to the Convenors and all the Orthopaedic Surgeons from this hospital and from outside the hospital who give up their time to come and lecture and examine on all the FRCS courses. 

Other courses organised throughout the year included:  Anatomy and Surgical Exposures; two GP Study Days; Shoulder and Elbow; Stem Cells Seminar; Spinal Imaging; Foot and Ankle; Basic Biomechanics; SAS Doctors Conference; Basic Science in Orthopaedics; ST3 Interview Course and Intra-Operative Neuro-Monitoring (IONM) for Spinal Surgery

The Orthopaedic Institute courses have only been possible because of the Trust’s support and the commitment of the Consultants and Specialist Orthopaedic Registrars.  The Consultants put a tremendous amount of effort into teaching which makes the courses so successful at Oswestry, and this in turn publicises the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital.