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Trust Doctor (ST3 Equivalent) in Trauma and Orthopaedics

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro
£50,017 per annum
Closing date
1 Feb 2022

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Trust Doctor in Trauma and Orthopaedics (ST3 Equivalent)

Fixed term contract: 6 months

Applications are invited for the post of Trust Doctor (ST3 Equivalent) in Trauma and Orthopaedics at The Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust. This is a non research role, however there is an opportunity to move into a research role when it becomes available. This one full time post has a focus on the trauma experience and will be from February to July 2022.

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is based across three sites, with the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro being the main DGH, with two further hospitals, St Michael's Hospital in Hayle and West Cornwall Hospital, in Penzance. The Trauma service is delivered at the Royal Cornwall Hospital and Orthopaedic Elective Surgery is undertaken at both the Royal Cornwall Hospital and St Michael's Hospital.

The hospital has a 56 bedded Trauma Unit, for both trauma admissions as well as a Trauma Assessment Unit. The Trust runs 18 trauma operating lists per week on the Royal Cornwall Hospital site and a further 15 elective lists at St Michael's Hospital in Hayle per week.

Trauma and Orthopaedics undertake approximately 5,500 elective operations per year, treats circa 2,700 trauma patients and sees approximately 13,700 new out-patients and 32,000 follow-up patients. Activity peaks during the summer months as a result of the significant influx of tourists, with a regional reputation for a varied and interesting elective and trauma caseload. The unit also has a higher than an average number of fractured neck of femur cases.

The unit has a good reputation for supporting its non-training grade doctors and many of our previous Trust Doctors and Clinical Fellows have gone on to successfully apply for specialty training posts. There is regular departmental teaching and the unit has strong links with the Research Department and is involved with a number of national multicentre studies with the opportunities for junior doctor involvement.

Sustainability is integral to the Trust achieving the NHS Net Zero target. All staff are therefore actively encouraged and supported to implement new ways of working within their field of expertise.

Cornwall is a beautiful county that offers an outstanding quality of life and providing many opportunities for outdoor activities, with its sailing waters, surfing beaches and rugged coastal pathways for walking and cycling. There is a thriving art and theatre scene, as well as an interesting variety of eating places. The major route in and out of the county is the A30 which connects with the M5 motorway at Exeter. There is an excellent rail service with daily passenger and sleeper services, and an airport at Newquay with daily connections to many cities throughout the UK and abroad.

You will need to be fully registered with the General Medical Council at the time of application. Applications are encouraged from those unable to work full-time for personal reasons or those wishing to job-share.

We may be able to offer on-site accommodation and discuss rent and relocation fees together with study time for research and development. Why not contact us and see what our Trust has to offer you.

The Royal Cornwall Hospital is an Equal Opportunities Employer

For further details / informal visits contact:

Mr Lawrence Moulton Orthopaedic Consultant Email Telephone 01872 253440

Additional contact information

Janine Webster (Service Lead) at

BMJ Ref: BMJ-59910/156-MS-3272


The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is the main provider of acute and specialist care services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. It serves a population of around 430,000 people, a figure that can increase significantly with visitors during the busiest times of the year. The Trust employs approximately 5,000 staff and has a budget of approximately £380 million.

The Trust is responsible for the provision of services at three main sites with approximately 750 beds:

The Trust has teaching hospitals status as part of the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry (PCMD) and University of Exeter Medical School. Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, the Trust is continually developing its clinical services and is committed to maximising the range of specialist care that can be offered locally. Allied to this is a growing reputation for research and innovation.

The Knowledge Spa on the Royal Cornwall Hospital site, the Cornwall base for medical students and the University of Plymouth Faculty of Health and Social Work, has further enhanced a strong reputation for training and education. This plays a vital part in attracting and retaining the Trust’s highly skilled teams of doctors, nurses and other health professionals who care for well over half a million people each year.

Reflecting the high standards of care on offer, recent patient surveys show that over 90 per cent of patients rate their overall experience of services as excellent, very good or good.

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