Hand Surgery

Chair of Training Interface Group: Mr C Y Ng 

College Contact: Interface@jcst.org  Speciality Manager

Number of funded fellowships: 10

Length of fellowships: 12 months

Commencing: first Wednesday in August each year

Parent Specialities: Plastic Surgery, Trauma and Orthopaedics

Hand Surgery is an “Interface Specialty” in that training can be provided by either or both of two parent specialties; Plastic Surgery and Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery. Those undertaking an “Interface” Advanced Training Post would receive training in both parent specialties. These prestigious posts represent the pinnacle of training in Hand Surgery in the U.K.

Training Centres

There are 10 fellows appointed annually to advanced training positions in hand surgery. There are currently 13 centres approved for training and fellows have the opportunity to preference which of the centres they would consider training within as part of the application process.  

To view a full list of the approved centres and for more information about TIG Fellowships, please refer to the JCST Website.


Please refer to the timetable below for key dates in the application process. 

Recruitment Activity Date Information
Applications open: 18th October 2024 Advertisements are posted in annually usually around October and will appear on Oriel and College websites. All relevant information will also be circulated to relevant committees for dissemination to trainees and will also appear on the JCST twitter feed
Applications close 30th November 2024 It is important to check the closing date as late applications are not accepted. All applications are completed online through the national system, Oriel.
Latest date candidates will be invited to interview by: 20th December 2024 Candidates will be asked to book an interview slot via Oriel on a first come first served basis.
Interview date: To be confirmed The interviews will be virtual and candidates will not need to attend in person.


If you have further questions, or would like to be emailed when the vacancy opens, please contact either: 

• Candidate Support Line: 01454 252610

• Email Support: england.sevrecruitment.sw@nhs.net