Forthcoming Courses



Wrightington Casting Course

Saturday 10th February 2024

Fracture Clinic, Wigan Infirmary, WN1 2NN


Target Audience:  This a full day intensive course aimed at FYs/ Core trainees/ SHOs/ Junior doctors/ SAS doctors who aim to apply for orthopaedic training in the UK. The course is considered as desirable for ST3 T&O applications.

Description:  The course will consist of presentations on principles of casting by eminent faculty followed by masterclass by plaster technician who will demonstrate the technique of slab and cast application. Following the masterclass, the delegates will apply different slabs and casts on one another under supervision of faculty.


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Wrightington FRCS(T&O) Lower Limb Clinical and Viva Courses 2024 & 2025

Wrightington Conference Centre, Wrightington Hospital.  WN6 9EP



Convenors: Henry Wynn Jones, Mike Karski, Sunil Panchani and Chris Whelton

This is an intensive one-day course on lower limb surgery in preparation for the FRCS (Orth) exam. ​​​The course is aimed at candidates about to sit the Intercollegiate Board examination in Orthopaedic Surgery.  The emphasis of the course is on clinical examination of patients and viva practice under examination conditions.

Faculty includes Consultant Lower Limb Surgeons and Lower Limb Fellows who have recently taken the examination. There is a high ratio of examiners to delegates to ensure that delegates get plenty of practice. Viva subjects cover questions encountered in the "Adult Pathology" section of the FRCS Vivas (Spines, Pelvis and Hip, Knee, F&A, Tumours, Infection) 


Monday 23rd September 2024

Monday 20th January 2025

Monday 31st  March 2025
Monday 22nd September 2025



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Wrightington Acetabular Revision Masterclass

Tuesday 26th March 2024

Bioskills Lab, Wrightington Conference Centre


This is an exciting acetabular revision reconstruction one day course  with 3D printed operable models with real defects and fresh frozen femoral head bone.

The course is aimed at Senior Trainee Orthopaedic surgeons, ST8, post CCT Fellows. To register you should have passed your FRCS and have an interest in hip surgery.


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To register your interest for this meeting email Liz Newton at








Wrightington John Charnley Gold Medal Research Day


We are holding the Wrightington John Charnley Gold Medal Research Day on Friday 28th June 2024 at Wrightington Hospital.    

We ask that all trainees and fellows at Wrightington and the Northwest Region submit their research for consideration for a podium or poster presentation.

Abstracts should be submitted by 3rd June 2024.


Click here for more information and Abstract submission form