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Upper Limb Fellow

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£55,329 to £63,152 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
22 Jun 2024

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Specialist doctor
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

The Upper Limb Team are happy to advertise their Upper Limb Fellowships.

2 x Hand fellowship (6 months)

1 x Elbow Fellowship (6 months)

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate's will -

  • Attend clinics at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh as required.
  • Participate in elective, trauma and emergency surgery as required.
  • Attend arthroplasty meetings and prepare presentations for MDT meetings. One Fellow will be responsible for maintaining the Peri-Prosthetic Infection log.
  • The posts may require fellows to participate in the non-resident out of hour's rota dependent upon the service requirements. This usually applies to the pre CCT fellows from the Deaneries.
  • Carry out ward rounds and clerk patients on the day of surgery. In addition to consent, all patients for theatre require a thromboprophylaxis assessment to be completed by the admitting doctor and full assessment of medications on admission.
  • Manage inpatients in conjunction with allied specialties at the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary (Wigan Infirmary).
  • Maintain clear and contemporaneous medical records.

About us

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are the proud providers of acute hospital and community services to the people of the Wigan Borough and surrounding areas. At WWL, we value our staff believing that 'happy staff, makes for happy patients'. We have a recognised track record in staff engagement, and living our values 'the WWL Way'.

WWL are committed to placing the patient at the heart of everything we do, and in the provision of safe, effective care that acknowledges and ensures dignity. With this in mind we are seeking to recruit people who share our values and beliefs.

At WWL we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The aim of the Fellowships is to provide advanced training in Upper Limb Surgery including open surgery, arthroscopic surgery and microsurgery for degenerative, inflammatory and traumatic conditions affecting hand and wrist.

Person Specification

  • MBChB, MBBS or equivalent
  • Full registration with GMC with licence to practice


  • FRCS (Orth/Plast) or equivalent
  • Higher Degree (MD, PhD)


  • Higher Specialist Training
  • Experience in Hand and Upper Limb Surgery


  • Previous upper limb fellowship
  • Relevant publications in peer-reviewed journals


  • Good Communicator
  • Team Player
  • Ability to keep good clinical records
  • Ability to set priorities in face of conflicting demands


  • Speak English to an appropriate standard relevant to their role, i.e. with confidence and accuracy, using correct sentence structures and vocabulary, and without hesitation


  • T& O Curriculum

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