Hand Surgery

Chair of Training Interface Group: Mr C Y Ng 

College Contact: Interface@jcst.org  Speciality Manager

Number of funded fellowships: 10

Length of fellowships: 12 months

Commencing: first Wednesday in August each year

Parent Specialities: Plastic Surgery, Trauma and Orthopaedics

Hand Surgery is an “Interface Specialty” in that training can be provided by either or both of two parent specialties; Plastic Surgery and Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery. Those undertaking an “Interface” Advanced Training Post would receive training in both parent specialties. These prestigious posts represent the pinnacle of training in Hand Surgery in the U.K.

Training Centres

There are 10 fellows appointed annually to advanced training positions in hand surgery. There are currently 13 centres approved for training and fellows have the opportunity to preference which of the centres they would consider training within as part of the application process.  


Lead Trainer 

North Bristol NHS Trust and Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust

Mr J Henderson

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Birmingham Women's & Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Mr M Waldram

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Mr I Grant

Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Mr P Russell

St John's Hospital at Howden and Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Ms P Rust

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Mr R Farnell

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Prof V Lees

Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Mr N Williams

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Mr A Chojnowski

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Mr I McNab

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Ms M Birks 

Swansea Bay University Health Board

Mr D Newington

Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust and Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust and St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust 

Mr C Y Ng 

For more information about TIG Fellowships, please refer to the JCST Website.  


Please refer to the timetable below for key dates in the application process. 

Recruitment Activity Date Information
Applications open: 17th October 2022 Advertisements are posted in annually usually around October and will appear on Oriel and College websites. All relevant information will also be circulated to relevant committees for dissemination to trainees and will also appear on the JCST twitter feed
Applications close 30th November 2022 It is important to check the closing date as late applications are not accepted. All applications are completed online through the national system, Oriel.
Latest date candidates will be invited to interview by: 21st December 2022 Candidates will be asked to book an interview slot via Oriel on a first come first served basis.
Interview date: 23rd January  2023 The interviews will be virtual and candidates will not need to attend in person.  Click here for the interview details


If you have further questions, or would like to be emailed when the vacancy opens, please contact either: 

• Candidate Support Line: 01454 252610

• Email Support: sevrecruitment.sw@hee.nhs.uk