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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
Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham H Prem, KP Meda, 
J McKenzie 
6-12 months  Yes
Royal Bournemouth Mr Heath Taylor 12 months  Yes    pdf
Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Bristol Mr I Winson, Mr B Harries & Mr S Hepple  6-12 months  Yes pdf
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust Mr Andrew "Fred" Robinson 12 months  Yes pdf
Cardiff & Vale Orthopaedic Centre Mr Rhys Thomas 6-12 months  Yes
Crewe, Mid Cheshire Mr D Machin 12 months  Yes    pdf
Epsom and St Helier Miss A Sott
Mr P Hamilton
12 months  Yes pdf

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

Glasgow Mr C Senthil Kumar 6-12 months  Yes pdf
Leicester Foot & Ankle Unit Miss P Allen, Mr A Best, Mr M Bhatia, Mr J Mangwani  6-12 months  Yes    pdf 

Royal Liverpool Mr Chris Walker 6 months  Yes
Fortius Clinic Sports F & A Fellowship, London (Chelsea & Westminster) Mr James Calder 6-12 months  Yes pdf  pdf
Fortius Clinic & Imperial Hospital, London
Mr P Rosenfeld, Mr Tudur-Jones, Mr Mushtaq
6-12 months
Guys and St Thomas's Hospital, London Mr S Singh, Mr A Abbasian, Mr  R Walker, Mr A Latif
12 months  Yes
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, London  Mr Dishan Singh 6 months   Yes
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
South Manchester  Mr N Kurdy, Mr A Pillai, Ms A Fox 6-12 months  Yes  pdf
Freeman Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Mr M Siddique, Mr P Torres, Mr S Chambers, Mr S Qasim 12 months  Yes  pdf  pdf
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford Mr Rogers, Sharp, Brown
6-12 months
 Yes pdf

Oswestry S Hill, N Makwana, A Bing, C Marquis 12 months  Yes  pdf  pdf


Mr Billy Jowett 12 months  Yes

Sheffield Mr Mark Davies & Mr Chris Blundell

12 months




Surrey Mr Anthony Sakellariou (Frimley), Mr Matt Solan, Mr Paul Halliwell (Guildford) 12 months  Yes pdf
(formal applications via BMJ/NHS Jobs advertisement)

North Tyneside, Northumbria Mr R Kakwani, Mr D Townshend, Mr A Murty 12 months  Yes
Windsor Mr Raman Dega, Mr Callum Clark 6 months   Yes pdf
Wirral University Teaching Hospital Mr Mike Hennessy & Miss G Jackson 12 months Yes pdf  pdf
Wrightington Hospital
Mr Robert Smith 6-12 months Yes
 "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.  
 A six month fellowship is available in Bristol from April - September 2019. For details contact Mr Steve Hepple


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