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Fellowships

The following fellowships are recognised by BOOS as providing appropriate training to the aspiring orthopaedic oncologist:

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

The RNOH forms the surgical arm of the London Sarcoma Service. It receives in excess of 3,800 referrals per year and treats 250 soft tissue sarcomas and 120 high grade malignant bone tumours. The unit comprises five consultant orthopaedic oncologists who are supported by teams of specialist radiologists, pathologists, clinical nurse specialists, MDT coordinators and admin staff. The clinical and medical oncology services are provided by University College London Hospitals NHS Trust with whom we work very closely as a team. All forms of limb salvage surgery are undertaken using complex biological and endoprosthetic reconstructions. The fellowship lasts for one year and usually starts on 1st August each year. Interested candidates are welcome to enquire by contacting Rob Pollock by email. Letters of application accompanied by a CV can be sent to Mr Pollock at the RNOH.

Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham

Oxford Sarcoma Service

The Oxford Sarcoma Service is the primary sarcoma service for the central and southwest UK. It receives around 1500 referrals per year, with surgery on >200 primary tumours of bone, >400 primary soft tissue tumours and many complex metastatic orthopaedic cases. It is a multidisciplinary service consisting of three consultant orthopaedic oncologists, plastic surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, clinical nurse specialists, specialist musculoskeletal radiologists and pathologists.

The Oxford Stanmore Extreme Orthopaedic fellowship provides the opportunity to work within the Oxford Sarcoma Service as a key member of the orthopaedic surgical team. The fellow has the opportunity to be involved with, and take part in, all aspects of orthopaedic oncology with a key focus on limb salvage and reconstruction. The fellow also has regular exposure to complex reconstructive revision arthroplasty and complex primary arthroplasty surgery.

The fellowship lasts 6-12 months and typically starts August each year. Interested candidates should direct their enquiries to Mr Duncan Whitwell by email with accompanying letters of application and CV. Please e-mail daniel.woodley@ouh.nhs.uk if interested.

Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Hospital, Oswestry