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Spinal Clinical Fellow


Main area
Spinal surgery
Fixed-term contract
Full Time, 40 hours per week
Job ref
Spinal Surgery (222) L5
£31,217 to £49,086 pa
05/08/2019 23:59

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (RNOH) is the largest orthopaedic hospital in the UK, and is regarded as a leader in the field of orthopaedics both in the UK and world-wide.

The RNOH provides a comprehensive range of neuro-musculoskeletal health care, ranging from the most acute spinal injury or complex bone tumour to orthopaedic medicine and specialist rehabilitation for chronic back pain sufferers. This broad range of services is unique within the NHS.

As a national centre of excellence, the RNOH treats patients from across the country, many of whom have been referred by other hospital consultants for second opinions or for treatment of complex or rare conditions. 

Patients benefit from a team of highly specialised consultants, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognised for their expertise and experience. Consultants are supported in their work by nurses, therapists and other specialist clinical staff who are trained and are experts in their particular fields of orthopaedic care. 

The RNOH plays a major role in teaching, 20% of all UK orthopaedic surgeons receive training here. Our teaching and clinical effectiveness are enhanced by our work in research and development and our academic links with University College, London. Research departments at Stanmore include the Institute of Orthopaedics, the Centre for Disability Research and Innovation, the Institute of Human Performance and the Centre for Biomedical Engineering.

The RNOH works closely with other hospitals and trusts, with whom we have joint appointments to ensure maximum availability of specialist skills for patients. Our patients benefit from access to Aspire Leisure Centre which is located on site and hosts first-class facilities for able-bodied and disabled people.



Fellowship in Spinal Surgery

Fixed term for 12 months

Commencing January 2020


The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital provides a comprehensive range of neuro-musculoskeletal health care ranging from the most acute spinal injury or complex bone tumour to orthopaedic medicine and specialist rehabilitation for chronic back pain sufferers. This broad range of neuro-musculoskeletal services is unique within the NHS. The Spinal Unit is very busy and an integral part of the RNOHT. It includes the largest Spinal Deformity service in the UK, a Degenerative Spine service with four surgeons and allied professionals, and it provides a surgical service for Spinal Injuries, Spinal Infection and Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression.

The Fellowship is designed to provide skills and competencies above and beyond what is currently required to obtain a CCT in the relevant surgical specialty. Applicants should already be experienced in Spinal Surgery, and the Fellowship offers exposure to a wide range of Degenerative, Adult Deformity surgery and paediatric deformity surgery (with specific reference to Minimal Access techniques as well as Computer Navigated Spinal Surgery). The director of this fellowship is Mr Sean Molloy & Mr Alex Gibson.  The post is based predominantly at the Stanmore site; however, the successful candidate may be expected to undertake outpatient clinics in central London at our Bolsover Street outpatient department.

Demonstration of a commitment to training in spinal surgery, good communication and team working skills are essential. Other experience in the form of audit or research is desirable. Applicants should either have the CCT or be close to obtaining it.

Interested applicants are invited to contact Mr Molloy/Mr Gibson on 0208 909 5540/5864 

Closing date: Monday 5th August 2019

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Mr Molloy/Mr Gibson on 0208 909 5540/5864