Spinal Surgery (PILOT)

Chair of Training Interface Group: Mr N Eames

College Contact: Nadia Permall, Speciality Manager

Length of fellowships: 12 months

Number of funded fellowships: 2

Commencing: 4th August 2021

Parent Specialities: Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics

Training Centres: 

  • The University Hospitals of North Midlands and Oswestry 
  • Manchester/Salford- Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Sheffield- Sheffield Teaching Hospitals (Herries Road), Sheffield Teaching Hospitals (Glossop Road), Sheffield Children’s Hospital 
  • Birmingham- The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital and University Hospitals Birmingham 
  • North Bristol NHS Trust
  • Preston- Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Oxford - John Radcliffe Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre 
  • Wales- University Hospital of Wales and University Hospital Llandough 
  • Liverpool – The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust  

Please note that this fellowship is currently running as a PILOT - It is the intention to appoint two fellows annually to advanced training positions in Spinal surgery. There are currently 8 centres approved for training and trainees have the opportunity to preference which of the centres they would consider training within as part of the application process.

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: 14th December 2020 Advertisements are posted in annually usually around December on NHS Jobs, Oriel and College websites. All relevant information will also be circulated to relevant committees for dissemination to trainees
Applications close 18th January 2021 The applications window is around 4 weeks. 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: 25th January 2021 Shortlisting will not take place and all applicants that meet the eligibility criteria will be offered an interview.
Interview date: 19th February 2021 As part of the recruitment process candidates will be required to provide the details of 2 references before the interview date. One of the references must be from the Training Programme Director.


 If you have further questions, please contact either: 


•Candidate Support Line: 01454 252610

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