The Irish Institute of Orthopaedic Surgeons was formed in 1972. Its functions included determining the need for new orthopaedic appointments, involvement in the replacement of those retiring, and a commitment to develop a training program in line with that being established in the UK under the auspices of the Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC) of the Joint Committee of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons.
Irish Institute of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgical Education and the Delivery of Patient Care
SpR Core Curriculum
Each year there are 10 training days either online or at various hosting hospitals across the country
Dedicated Trainers Committee
This 24 strong consultant trainers committee meets four times a year.
ABOUT THE IITOS
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 Royal College of Surgeons which is designated by the Irish Medical Council as the training body.
THE RCSI Council delegates this responsibility to the Irish Surgical Postgraduate Training Committee, the body under which the Institute administers Orthopaedic training.
UPCOMING EVENTS & COURSES
RCSI Weekly Webinar Series
PROGRAMMES & SOCIETIES
National Clinical Programme in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery (NCPTOS)
The National Clinical Programme for Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery was formed to develop change initiatives which will improve and standardise the quality of care to improve access for patients…more
An outpatient musculoskeletal service is provided for patients with injuries or disorders involving soft tissues, bones and joints including back pain, sports injuries and spinal injuries. All patients are individually assessed and therapy is provided…more
Irish Hip Fracture Database
The Irish Hip Fracture Database (IHFD) is a clinically led, web-based audit which measures the care for all people over the age of …more
The report “A Trauma System for Ireland” describes how an inclusive trauma system should be implemented in Ireland…more
Irish National Orthopaedic Register
The Irish National Orthopaedic Register (INOR) aims to improve the quality of service and care provided to patients…more
Irish Orthopaedic Trainees Association
The Irish Orthopaedic Trainees’ Association is an independent professional body promoting surgical excellence in … more
Core Surgical Trainees
Core Surgical Training (CST) is a two-year introduction period which is undertaken by candidates at the beginning of their …more
Fracture Liaison Service Database
This is a patient-centred FLS audit. This audit collects anonymised data about bone health investigations…more
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