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Foot and Ankle Fellow

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,923 to £63,152 a year
Closing date
15 Dec 2023

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Applications are invited for a 6-12 month Fellowship in foot and ankle surgery, based at the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre, Exeter.

Main duties of the job

For more detail about the main duties of this role, please see the job description section below. As a key member of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, you will be joining an exceptional team working together to help our patients to stay healthy, when they need it most.

About us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford).

Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within peoples own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Its never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as youll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

The PEOC Foot & Ankle Fellowship provides a comprehensive, well rounded advanced clinical and surgical experience in all aspects of Foot & Ankle Surgery . You will be working with a team of five consultants supported by a surgical care practitioner, extended scope practitioner, a specialist registrar, dedicated F& A physio team and 5 MSK radiologists.

The workload includes all routine F& A surgery with particular emphasis on ankle arthroplasty (primary and revision ITS/MD), limb reconstruction (AH), neurological and complex deformity correction (WER/NJT) and diabetic foot management is undertaken by the whole team. The majority of the F& A trauma presenting to the hospital is managed by the team with a dedicated F& A fracture clinics and trauma lists.

The fellows weekly timetable will include 4 sessions in theatre including 1 session in foot and ankle trauma theatre, commencing with supervised operating in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery, progressing to independent supervised procedures. Outpatient clinics will be supervised with new and follow up patients and there are monthly complex case review clinics and multidisciplinary diabetic clinics.

Participation in ongoing audit , research and publication is expected. Fellows will be expected in the 6 month period to complete a research project for publication.

Previous Fellows have gained consultant posts in UK, Australia and South Africa.

This fellowship is aimed at post CCT trainees and applicants will be expected to have at least 1 year of experience in foot and ankle surgery in their orthopaedic training. The post is suitable for those coming to the end of their training and wanting to follow a career in foot and ankle surgery .

Working Pattern: 12 week rolling rota - including evenings, weekends, bank holidays and On-call shifts

Interview Date: TBC

For further information please contact: Adrian Hughes on

Preference will be given to staff with Priority and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.


We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you'll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers.

You will also have access to other benefits including:

National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.

Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter

Car lease schemes.

The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).

Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

Person Specification

General Requirements


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust




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