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UK Based Foot & Ankle Fellowships

Hospitals in the UK host some of the best Foot & Ankle Fellowships in the world.  BOFAS aims to continually improve the quality of Foot & Ankle Surgical training for senior trainees after the completion of their specialist training, by  providing co-ordination and support.

BOFAS established the Advanced Foot & Ankle Fellows Forum in 2016. This an invitational three day course, which delivers an update on the current literature, sessions on the skills to be a new Consultant and a surgical “tips and tricks” day in a cadaver laboratory.

A good quality F&A Fellowship should provide a balance between surgical practice in theatre and of decision making in outpatients, with at least two clinics and at least three theatre sessions per week. There should be a regular multi-disciplinary team meeting, study leave with both protected time and a budget, a paid session for research or audit and a clear mechanism for feedback (Brown R et al. The Current Standards of Foot& Ankle Fellowships in the UK.)

This website provides contact details of UK Fellowships which provide training above and beyond these minimum criteria.

When considering a specific Fellowship, the prospective Fellow is advised to review the experience of the previous Fellows, looking at  their logbook summary and publication record. We highly recommend a direct conversation with the incumbent Fellow to determine if the Fellowship will fulfil their learning goals.


Fellowship Name Lead Consultant  Duration Salaried   Trainer details  Fellow feedback Contact
Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool
Mr Andy Molloy
12 months
Yes pdf  pdf  andymolloy3@gmail.com
Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham H Prem, KP Meda, 
J McKenzie 
6-12 months  Yes      Hariprem1@hotmail.com
Royal Bournemouth Mr Heath Taylor 12 months  Yes    pdf  heathtaylor@me.com
Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Bristol Mr I Winson, Mr B Harries & Mr S Hepple  6-12 months  Yes pdf    ian.winson@nbt.nhs.uk
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust Mr Andrew "Fred" Robinson 12 months  Yes pdf    fredthefoot@virginmedia.com
Cardiff & Vale Orthopaedic Centre Mr Rhys Thomas 6-12 months  Yes      Rhyshthomas@mac.com
Crewe, Mid Cheshire Mr D Machin 12 months  Yes pdf  pdf  david.machin@mcht.nhs.uk
Epsom and St Helier Miss A Sott
Mr P Hamilton
12 months  Yes pdf
pdf
   

Andrea.sott@nhs.net

Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Trust
Mr Ian Sharpe
6-12 months
 Yes pdf  pdf
 pdf

 iansharpe@nhs.net
 adrianhughes@nhs.net

Glasgow Mr C Senthil Kumar 6-12 months  Yes pdf    senthil.kumar@ggc.scot.nhs.uk
 jane.madeley@nhs.net
 mansurhalai@gmail.com 
 East Lancashire  Mr Ravi Jugdey 6-12 months Yes pdf    Ravi.Jugdey@elht.nhs.uk
Leicester Foot & Ankle Unit Miss P Allen, Mr A Best, Mr M Bhatia, Mr J Mangwani  6-12 months  Yes    pdf  

 peallen@doctors.org.uk jmangwani@hotmail.com 

Royal Liverpool Mr Chris Walker 6 months  Yes      c.r.walker@me.com
Fortius Clinic Sports F & A Fellowship, London (Chelsea & Westminster) Mr James Calder 6-12 months  Yes pdf  pdf  ingrid.sutton@fortiusclinic.com
Fortius Clinic & Imperial Hospital, London
Mr P Rosenfeld, Mr Tudur-Jones, Mr Mushtaq
6-12 months
 No
   Footandankle@fortiusclinic.com
Guys and St Thomas's Hospital, London Mr S Singh, Mr A Abbasian, Mr  R Walker, Mr A Latif
12 months  Yes       samrendu@yahoo.co.uk
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, London  Mr Nick Cullen 6 months   Yes     stanmorefoot@gmail.com
St Bartholomew's, Royal London and Newham,  London  Mr L Parker, Mr F Malagelada, Mr N Heidari, Mr A Vris 6-12 months  Yes pdf
pdf
   lee.parker1@nhs.net
South Manchester  Mr N Kurdy, Mr A Pillai, Ms A Fox 6-12 months  Yes  pdf    anandpillai@UHSM.nhs.uk
Freeman Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Mr M Siddique, Mr P Torres, Mr S Chambers, Mr S Qasim 12 months  Yes  pdf  pdf  paulo.torres@nuth.nhs.uk
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford Mr Rogers, Sharp, Brown
6-12 months
 Yes pdf  

 rick.brown@ouh.nhs.uk

Oswestry S Hill, N Makwana, A Bing, C Marquis 12 months  Yes  pdf  pdf  Simon.Hill@rjah.nhs.uk

Portsmouth

Mr Billy Jowett 12 months  Yes    pdf

 billyjowett@gmail.com

Sheffield Mr Mark Davies & Mr Chris Blundell

12 months

 Yes

pdf

 pdf 

 mark.davies@sth.nhs.uk

 chrisblundell.cb@gmail.com

Surrey Mr Anthony Sakellariou (Frimley), Mr Matt Solan, Mr Paul Halliwell (Guildford) 12 months  Yes pdf

   office@footandankleclinic.co.uk
(formal applications via BMJ/NHS Jobs advertisement)

North Tyneside, Northumbria Mr R Kakwani, Mr D Townshend, Mr A Murty 12 months  Yes pdf 
pdf
 pdf  rajesh.kakwani@nhct.nhs.uk
Windsor Mr Raman Dega, Mr Callum Clark 6 months   Yes pdf    Raman.dega@nhs.net
 Callum.clark2@nhs.net
Wirral University Teaching Hospital Mr Mike Hennessy & Miss G Jackson 12 months Yes pdf  pdf  mhennessy@nhs.net
Wrightington Hospital
Mr Robert Smith 6-12 months Yes
   timothy.clough@wwl.nhs.uk
       
   
 "Last Minute" Fellowships:
           
We understand that the employment plans of senior trainees can change at short notice depending on examinations and appointment committees. Thereby a vacancy in a Fellowship Post can become available at short notice.  Watch this space for any opportunity in the next few months.  

     





 


Best CBD Oil UK: The 9 top CBD brands in the UK (2020)

CBD products are making a lot of noise in the market, and it makes complete sense judging by the slew of health benefits that they bring. We’ve gathered the best CBD oils currently available in the UK market to help you narrow down your search.

What is CBD?

CBD or Cannabidiol is a chemical compound extracted from the cannabis plant. We know what you’re thinking. How is this any different from marijuana? The answer is in their THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) content. Weed contains a lot of THC, which is a psychoactive compound that gives the user mind-altering effects. CBD, on the other hand, cannot get you “high.” CBD is widely used for its pain relieving properties. It can be used to minimize the symptoms of conditions like epilepsy, anxiety, diabetes, cancers, among others. 

Whether you have crippling anxiety or you have been dealing with chronic pain for a long time, CBD oil can offer you some relief. With plenty of scientific research emerging to back up anecdotal claims, the UK CBD market shows no signs of slowing down. CBD is 100% legal in the UK as long as its sold as a food supplement and contains less than 0.2% THC content.

If you’re ready to jump on this very promising train, take a look at the best CBD oils in the UK that we’ve tried and recommend. 

The UK's 9 Best CBD Brands (2020 Updated)

1. Blessed CBD

If you don’t want to muck around, the first CBD oil you should try should be the UK’s number one CBD oil brand. Blessed CBD is a family-run operation in the UK. It’s their goal to provide their customers with the very best CBD products, and it’s safe to say that they have been succeeding in the United Kingdom.

Their hemp extracts come in a 10ml bottle and in full-spectrum form, meaning they’re rich in all cannabinoids (CBD, CBDA, CBG, etc) and terpenes. Unlike broad-spectrum oils, full-spectrum CBD oils are extremely effective in relieving pain and inflammation (due to the entourage effect). It’s also worth noting that the hemp plants used in their products are 100% vegan and organically grown. 

cbd oil

What we love about Blessed CBD is their commitment to educating the UK public about CBD. They cater specifically to the UK market, as their products are not available elsewhere else. All their products come with an informational booklet to get you started and customer reviews are majorly positive.

They were also voted the #1 CBD oil UK by leading publications, such as Mirror, Observer, HerbMighty, Manchester Evening News, Liverpool Echo, Birmingham Mail, LA Weekly, Readers Digest, Glasgow Live, Improb and Luxury Lifestyle Mag.

Plus, each batch of oil they produce comes with its own certificate and third party lab reports, so you know exactly what you’re putting into your body and the amount of CBD in each product. 

If you're looking to truly experience the benefits of CBD, give Blessed CBD a try.

For more information, visit BlessedCBD.co.uk.

2. Bud & Tender CBD

Bud & Tender is a British company that’s relatively fresh in the market. However, they’re getting quite the praise because they produce some decent CBD oils. 

A premium CBD oil (with a premium price), it’s a bit more palatable than your average CBD tincture. It has a distinct floral note, which makes it easier to swallow. Using a CO2 extraction process/technique, all their oils are guaranteed to be of the purest quality. 

They only use non-GMO, organic hemp so you’ll know that what you’re getting is an all-natural remedy. If you want to find out more about their products, they’re very transparent about what’s in them. Comprehensive lab results are regularly published on their website. 

3. Jacob Hooy CBD

If you like to frequent Holland & Barrett on the high street, you might have come across this hemp CBD oil from Jacob Hooy. Because it’s so affordable, it’s a viable choice if you’re taking the first steps of your CBD journey. It’s not the most potent oil in the CBD industry, so it's important to have realistic expectations.

It’s also not the most palatable, but you can always wash it down with a generous drink of water. Overall, it’s a reliable starter CBD oil for those who don’t need higher potencies just yet. 

4. Hempura CBD

Hempura is an up-and-coming brand that offers a wide range of quality CBD oil products. Aside from oils, they have edibles, e-juices (for vaping devices/vape pens), and capsules. Even though it’s not full-spectrum, the oil contains a decent amount of cannabinoids. It’s by no means ineffective. 

They also use the CO2 extraction method, which is considered the most efficient and safest technique of getting CBD out of hemp plants. We also love Hempura’s packaging, which is important to some folks. 

Hempura is also part of the Cannabis Trades Association, which shows their commitment to creating high-quality products for their customers.

5. Endoca Raw CBD

Endoca Raw is the CBD oil of choice of those who want make more environmentally sound choices. Endoca Raw’s operations all happen in Northern Europe. It’s worth noting that they use supercritical CO2 extraction, which is the best way to isolate cannabinoids and flavonoids.

The growing process of the hemp crops used in their products all pass strict regulations. They’re non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free, pesticide-free, herbicide-free, and 100% natural. 

Their range of products include CBD tinctures, CBD capsules, gummies, CBD vapes, CBD e-liquid and skincare options.

6. Medterra CBD

Medterra dominates the worldwide CBD oil products market (especially in the USA) and they have only just made their products available for UK residents. Their oils comes in 500mg to 3000mg potencies, so you have a decent range to choose from depending on the symptoms that are ailing you. 

Best CBD Oil UK: The 9 top CBD brands in the UK (2020) Best CBD Oil UK: The 9 top CBD brands in the UK (2020)

Best CBD Oil UK: The 9 top CBD brands in the UK (2020)

One thing that we love about the Medterra's CBD range is its tastelessness. It doesn’t smell like anything either, making it extremely easy to consume. Plus, the dropper cap of this product has marked measurements, so you can measure out your dose every time you take it. 

7. Holistic Herb CBD

If you’re a stickler for quality and always want to go for the premium, look no further than Holistic Herb. They offer strong straightforward potencies of CBD, at 4.2% or 8.2%. If you think you’re going to need higher doses to treat your ailments, then by all means go for this oil. Just so you know, it’s very hard to overdose on CBD oil anyway. You would have to consume gallons of it for it to become detrimental. 

Every batch of their CBD oil sprays are so pure and contain no amount of THC whatsoever. You’re guaranteed to get only the holistic goodness of the crop and not its psychoactive side effects. Since it’s a premium product, it’s the most expensive one on this list, but it’s never really a bad idea to splurge on quality. 

8. NeoHemp

Hemp oil is not exactly the same as CBD oil, but it’s a good place to start if you’re on the fence about using pure CBD. Hemp oil is considered a superfood because of its high amount of fatty acids and bioactive compounds. Unlike CBD oil, Hemp oil is extracted particularly from the crop’s seeds and nowhere else. 

With a 4000mg potency, you can take this oil as is or mix it in with your creams and serums. It’s more affordable than the other picks on this list, but it is also slightly less potent. 

9. Health Hemp Holland

This is another hemp oil. As mentioned above, hemp oils are not to be confused with CBD oils. It’s extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant, while CBD oil is extracted from the leaves, flowers, and steams. 

Hemp oils are mainly used to treat skin problems like acne and visible signs of aging. A lot of folks combine them with their sunscreens and moisturizers to get evenly toned clear skin. Hemp has anti-inflammatory properties which help reduce the appearance of spots. 

This is also a great starter oil for those who only looking to get their feet wet in the wonderful pool of CBD products. 

CBD oil UK: final thoughts and takeaway

There you have it, our top picks for the best CBD oils to buy in the UK.

As a friendly reminder, its best to work your way up if you’re unsure about dosing. Start with a lower potencies and check if it relieves your symptoms. There is some trial and error involved in this. But when you find that sweet spot, you’ll soon realize that CBD oils may work wonders on your physical and mental health.

If you're looking for the best and most reliable CBD oils and CBD creams in the UK, look no further than Blessed CBD.


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