The Continuum of Training in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery was established by the Irish Institute for Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in 1999, as a means to regularise Higher Surgical Training in Ireland. The Institute oversees the Continuum in Orthopaedics on behalf of the Irish Surgical Postgraduate Training Committee (ISPTC), which is responsible in turn to the Joint Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland. These bodies work to set standards and provide a continuity of training for six years. On satisfactory completion of a designated course of study, all Trainees sit their Exit Examination, or Intercollegiate Examination in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery and are awarded a Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training.
Orthopædica Hibernica is now available to order
The launch of Orthopædica Hibernica took place on Saturday, 7th of July in the RCSI by Mr David FitzPatrick, Mr Ossie Fogarty and Mr James Nixon. Guest speakers were: Professor John Hyland, outgoing president of RCSI, Professor Clive Lee, Professor of Anatomy, RCSI, Professor John O’Byrne, President of the IITOS and Mr Gerry McCoy, previous president of the IOA. Thanks to the RCSI, the IITOS, the IOA and the North of Ireland Regional Orthopaedic Training Committee for their generous support.
Here is a write up which appeared on RTE.ie by Fergal Bowers, Health Correspondent.
National Model of Care for Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery here
A Trauma System for Ireland: Report of the Trauma Steering Group
The Minister for Health today (6th February 2018) published the report of the Trauma Steering Group, A Trauma System for Ireland The Minister for Health, Simon Harris, has said that the new Trauma System for Ireland will lead to better outcomes for patients by making sure they get to the right place, for the right care, first time.