Workforce, training and education
East of England
About the Training Programme

On the East of England training programme you will rotate through a selection of the 14 hospitals in the region.

As a trainee you will spend the first four years (ST3 to ST6) gaining core knowledge in Trauma and Orthopaedics (including lower limb arthroplasty, soft tissue knee, foot and ankle, hand, paediatric orthopaedics, trauma and spinal surgery) in order to prepare you for the Intercollegiate FRCS (Tr&Orth) Examinations. 

Years five and six (ST7 to ST8) are spent in your chosen sub-specialty prior to the completion of training and the award of a CCT (certificate of completion of training).

Following the completion of training, many trainees choose to go on one or more post-CCT fellowships prior to applying for consultant posts.

All trainees will rotate through a trauma unit during their orthopaedic training programme in the East of England. Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, is the major trauma centre for the region. 

Research opportunities are available at many of the hospitals in the region.


Further information is available on the dedicated website for Trauma & Orthopaedic training in the East of England: EOE Ortho

ARCP Dates
CTOC - Cambridge Trauma & Orthopaedic Club
Monday, 23 March, 2020
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