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Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre / Children's Hospital
Children's Orthopaedics - 

Consultants and their sub-specialities

Tim Theologis - CP/neuromusculoar (including single stage multilevel surgery) & Tumours, young adult hips


Andy Wainwright - Frames & general (dysplasia, DDH, Tumours) (part academic - T&O Programme director)


Rachel Buckingham - upper limb, CP, spina bifida


There is also a large multidisciplinary team including Craig Walsh (Nurse specialist), physios, OT, plaster technicians, admin team who are also very important to the smooth running of the team and your working day


Number of middle grades and SHOs

2 SpRs, and an SHO, with plans for possible fellow



Number of T&O beds, ward names

Inpatients are now based entirely at the Children's Hospital (JR  Site), primarily on Tom's and Melanie's wards.

Outpatient activity including clinics, physio, OT are still held at the NOC.


Theatre facilities and timetable

All paediatric theatres lists are held at the JR West Wing 

TT  - monday all day

AW - Tuesday all day

RB - Thursday all day

There are also some young adult lists, mainly TT, held at the NOC a couple of Thursday's a month

All consultants are very good at providing operating opportunities in theatre, and paediatric cases often rack up multiple operative procedures when recording your logbook, which is very good for your ISCP targets


Particularly good teaching opportunities

CP clinic Tuesday - excellent MDT setting with great learning opportunities

Gait lab analysis meeting - very good grounding for the FRCS Orth

Wednesday am clinic - rather daunting at first but uniquely good experience

Friday am  is generally kept clear for departmental teaching which is Registrar led, and they are very flexible to work around whichever topics, techniques that suit the trainees at the time (viva prep, general paeds knowledge, ponseti casting etc)

·    Top Tips

Form good links with the general paeds team at the JR, as they often help out with some ward work out of hours, and when the SHO is away

Be prepared for the x-ray requests writing prior to the clinics, but Wed morning clinic can be particularly big and best done in advance

Use the additional physio, gait lab, USS hips sessions for additional teaching

Beware of the lack of mobile signal at the JR West Wing - check for messages before heading back home or to the NOC

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