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.


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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


Our Specialist Societies meet regularly and each one operates autonomously from the IITOS but they are brought together by our Council Committee to share and advance orthopaedic techniques…more

MSK Physiotherapy

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

Trauma Services

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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