I qualified at University College London. Following my house jobs in London, I completed Basic and Higher surgical training in Manchester. I undertook Fellowships in the Hand & Upper Limb at Wrightington Hospital, South Manchester Plastic Surgery Unit and Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, Boston USA. I was appointed a Consultant in 2008. I work closely with Mr. Muir to provide a specialist Hand & Wrist Injury service. Along with Mr. Muir and the Hand Therapy Team we aim to provide a specialist hand surgery service.
All fellows, trainees, students and clinical attachments should contact my NHS secretary, Natalie Connor (Email: email@example.com, Tel: 0161 206 4876), in advance of your placement.
Weeks 1 and 3
|Mon||Tue||Wed (OnCall Wk3)||Thu||Fri|
|0730||Post Take W/R (Wk3)|
|0800||Team In-Pt W/R||Pre-op W/R||Post Take W/R (Wk3)|
|0815||Team In-Pt W/R||Theatre Team Brief||Theatre Team Brief|
|0830||Trauma Meet||Trauma Meet||Trauma Meet|
|Am||Hand Elective Clinic||Elective List||Hand & Wrist Trauma list|
|Pm||Hand & Wrist Injury Clinic||Elective List||Hand & Wrist Trauma list|
Weeks 2 and 4
|0800||Team In-Pt W/R||Pre-op W/R|
|0815||Team In-Pt W/R||Theatre Team Brief|
|0830||Trauma Meet||Trauma Meet|
|Am||Hand Elective Clinic||Elective List
|Pm||Hand & Wrist Injury Clinic||Elective List|
Honesty, punctuality, communication, enthusiasm & attention to detail (including yourself)! If you would like to scrub into a case, please make sure you have read the patient’s notes and viewed their images prior to attending theatre. All patient information is available online, theatre lists are available in advance from my secretary.
Visiting Fellows & Clinical Attachments
The Salford Royal Hand Unit hosts FESSH Travelling Award Fellows (to apply click here). In advance of your placement please ensure that you have full clearance from SRFT Human Resources department (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Please report to my secretary Natalie at 8am on your first day. You are to attend Ward B6 at 8.00 am daily, where the team meets and will shadow the Hand Unit CST or ST on the days that I am not on site.
British Advanced Training Post (ATP) Interface Hand Fellows
The Salford Royal Hand Unit hosts BSSH ATP Fellows (for further information click here). BSSH Hand Diploma tutorials are held after the hand trauma list every Thursday afternoon. It is useful to set out a schedule of tutorials with the other Fellows at the start of your placement. Please note that I deliver tutorials for Unit 3 (Fractures & Joint Injuries of the Hand & Wrist) & Unit 4 (Osteoarthritis and Inflammatory Disorders of the Hand & Wrist).
CST/ST Surgical Trainees
Please submit your work-place based assessments (WBAs) through the ICSP page.
Please submit your work-place based assessments (WBAs) through the ticket code system on the RCGP page.
Please report to my secretary at 8am on your first day. You are to attend Ward B6 at 8.00 am daily and will shadow the Hand Team CT or ST on the days that I am not on site.
You may be undertaking a 3rd Year Personal Excellence Pathway (PEP), 4th Year Student Selected Component (SSC) or 5th Year Student Assistantship (SA). It is often helpful to email my secretary at email@example.com in advance to organise an audit or project if this is something that interests you. Please use the Medlea system to communicate.