Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

Stanmore Rotation

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Training Rotation is one of the UK’s most prestigious orthopaedic registrar training rotations. It boasts the largest selection of teaching hospitals and training locations, including one of the oldest and most prestigious orthopaedic hospitals in the UK.

About the rotation

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Training Rotation is one of the largest orthopaedic registrar training programmes in the UK.

It is one of four training rotations in the North Central and East London Deanery of Health Education England.


The orthopaedic training programme at the RNOH Stanmore has over 50 Trainees It is one of the finest training rotations in the country for trauma & orthopaedics

World renowned hospitals

Trainees spend 18 months at the UK's largest tertiary orthopaedic centre, RNOH Stanmore and, one of the busiest major trauma centres, the Royal London Hospital

Education and research

Education and research are a high priority and trainees are expected to participate. Many trainees undertake MDs & PhDs.


Professor Tim Briggs CBE

Training Programme Director

Professor Briggs was appointed to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital as Consultant in 1992. He was Medical Director at the RNOH for 15 years, ensuring a re-build and was President of the British Orthopaedic Association in 2014.

He was appointed as National Director for Clinical Quality and Efficiency for the NHS in September 2015 and has been asked to lead and roll out his GIRFT methodology, developed in orthopaedics, across all surgical and medical specialties within the provider network. In January 2019, he was made National Director of Clinical Improvement for the NHS.

Rachel Godfrey

Training Programme Co-ordinator

Our training hospitals

With 15 training hospitals throughout the North, Central and East London Deanery, the rotation provides direct access to the full range of Trauma and Orthopaedic specialties

At Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust we are driven by our ethos of working together to provide outstanding healthcare to our community.

Working closely with our partner organisations, our 6,500 staff and volunteers care for a population of around 750,000 from a wide range of social and ethnic groups.

We have two main hospitals; Queen’s Hospital in Romford and King George Hospital in Goodmayes. We also serve clinics across outer north east London and run some services from Barking Hospital.

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The Trust manages three hospitals: Watford, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans. It provides general healthcare and some specialist services and has close links with specialist hospitals such as Harefield.

The Trust is proud of its control of hospital acquired infections and is free of infection at its elective centre. With one of the safest maternity services in the country, we remain patient-led, understand patients’ needs and expectations, and have strong partnerships with neighbouring NHS organisations, local authorities and voluntary groups.

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