UK Based 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 follows stringent criteria before recognising each Fellowship. We expect the Fellows receive a broad experience across the different areas of Foot & Ankle Surgery. A BOFAS recognised Fellowship should provide a balance between operative experience and experience of decision making in outpatients with a balance of at least two clinics and three theatre sessions per week. There should be a regular multi-disciplinary team meeting and a session for Research & Audit.

BOFAS Education Committee monitors the standards of these Fellowships by receiving annual feedback from the Fellows. On commencing their Fellowship, all the Fellows are encouraged to register on the BOFAS website so that they are included into the 18-month BOFAS Fellows Programme, which involves an Advanced Fellows Forum, Research Training, a Diabetic Foot Course, and a course designed for New Foot & Ankle Consultants.

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.

*Please ensure you are registered on the Fellows Registry to receive invitations to all Fellow/New Consultant Events. Click here.

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.

If you are a surgeon in the UK looking to have the foot and ankle fellowship you offer approved by BOFAS, please download this application form.

 

Fellowship Consultant Duration Details Contact
Avon Orthopaedic Centre,
Bristol
Mr I Winson,
Mr B Harries,
Mr S Hepple 
6-12 months
Cambridge University Hospitals
Mr A Robinson
12 months
Cardiff & Vale Orthopaedic Centre
Mr R Thomas, 
Mr P Hodgson
6-12 months
East Lancashire Teaching Hospitals
Mr R Jugdey
6-12 months
Epsom and St Helier
Miss A Sott,
Mr P Hamilton
Mr Sohail Yousaf
12 months
Fortius Clinic & Imperial Hospital,
London
Mr P Rosenfeld,
Mr I Tudur-Jones,
Mr N Mushtaq
6-12 months
Fortius Clinic Sports F&A Fellowship,
London
(Chelsea & Westminster)
Mr J Calder
6-12 months
Freeman Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Mr M Siddique,
Mr P Torres,
Mr S Chambers,
Mr S Qasim
12 months
Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Mr C S Kumar
Ms N J Madeley
6-12 months
senthil.kumar@ggc.scot.nhs.uk
jane.madeley@ggc.scot.nhs.uk
Guys and St Thomas's Hospital,
London
Mr S Singh,
Mr A Abbasian,
Mr R Walker,
Mr A Latif
12 months
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Hampshire
Mr R Elliot,
Mr D Marsland
12 months
Heatherwood & Wexham Park,
Windsor
Mr R Dega,
Mr C Clark
6 months
King's College Hospital,
London
Mr V Kavarthapu,
Mr R Ahluwalia,
Mr I Reichert,
Mr T Hester
12 months
Leicester Foot & Ankle Unit
Miss P Allen, 
Mr A Best, 
Mr M Bhatia, 
Mr J Mangwani 
6-12 months
Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Mr A Molloy 12 months Details
Feedback
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Mid Cheshire,
Crewe
Mr D Machin
12 months
North Tyneside,
Northumbria
Mr R Kakwani,
Mr D Townshend,
Mr A Murty
12 months
Nottingham University Hospital,
Nottingham
Mr M Raglan,
Mr S Dhar,
Mr V Karuppiah,
Miss Y Myint,
Mr J Chell
6-12 months
Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals Foundation Trust
Mr David Loveday,
Mr George Smith
12 months Details
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre,
Oxford
Mr M Rogers,
Mr I Sharp,
Mr R Brown
6-12 months
Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust
Mr T Koç,
Mr S Hodkinson,
Mr I Lasrado,
Mr P Moras
12 months
Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Hospitals,
Oswestry
Mr S Hill,
Mr N Makwana,
Mr A Bing,
Mr C Marquis
Mrs C Heaver
12 months
Royal Bournemouth
Mr H Taylor
12 months
Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Trust
Mr Ian Sharpe
6-12 months
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital,
Stanmore
Mr N Cullen
6 months
Royal Orthopaedic Hospital,
Birmingham
H Prem,
KP Meda, 
J McKenzie 
6-12 months
Details
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
Mr M Davies ,
Ms C Chadwick
12 months
South Manchester
Mr N Kurdy,
Mr A Pillai,
Ms A Fox
6-12 months
St Barts, Royal London and Newham,  
London 
Mr L Parker,
Mr F Malagelada,
Mr N Heidari,
Mr A Vris
6-12 months
Surrey
Mr A Sakellariou (Frimley),
Mr M Solan,
Mr P Halliwell (Guildford)
12 months
office@footandankleclinic.co.uk
(formal applications via BMJ/NHS Jobs advertisement)
University Hospitals Sussex
Ms Natasha Hossain,
My Y Shaik
6-12 months
Wirral University Teaching Hospital
Mr M Hennessy,
Miss G Jackson
12 months
Wrightington Hospital
Mr T Clough
6-12 months
 

 

The European Foot and Ankle Society (EFAS) also has a list of EFAS fellowships on its website

"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.