Trauma at Addenbrooke's

12 month post


We are currently offering a subspecialty clinical fellow post in trauma anaesthesia for the duration of one year. The fellow will be post CCT, or equivalent. Advanced training in trauma should be delivered in designated trauma centres receiving a large number of major trauma cases (ideally 250 per year or more, with an injury Severity Score of over 15); in addition such units should have neurosurgical services on-site. CUHFT receives over 600 major trauma cases per year and in addition we operate a 24/7 interventional radiology service.

The primary goal of the fellowship is to provide clinical experience in all aspects of perioperative trauma care from the reception in the Emergency Department through definitive treatment. The subspecialty trauma fellow will be assigned an educational supervisor. The specific fellow responsibilities and departmental expectations for the 12 months fellowship period are outlined below and should be reviewed with the educational supervisor at the beginning of the fellowship and on a quarterly basis to make sure that all requirements are met in a reasonable time frame. It is expected that 50% of the time will be based in trauma and orthopaedics, averaged over time. This will be a mixture of supervised and solo lists. This will be reviewed with the educational supervisor every 3 months. The remainder of the time will be spent in allied specialties, or providing a service commitment to the department in other specialties.

The on call duties during the anaesthesia component are on a frequency of 1:8. There is an option to do 6 months on the Neurocritical Care Unit (NCCU) provided the postholder meets requirements. Whilst on the NCCU placement, the fellow will participate in the NCCU rota which is on a full-time shift rota compatible with the European Working Time Directive.

A study budget of £300 per annum (pro rata) is available. 26 days of annual leave per annum (pro rata) based on the equivalent of a 4 day full time working week.


Enquiries should be directed to:

Dr Andrea Ortu at

or Dr Serena Goon on; telephone number 01223217434