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.
There are seven members in the Executive Committee – The President, Honorary Academic Secretary, Honorary Academic Secretary, Honorary Treasurer, Director of Training, Assistant Director of Training and the Core Curriculum Director.
The Irish Institute of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery is a non-profit organisation established by professionals within the Trauma and Orthopaedic community in the Republic of Ireland. We promote and develop excellence in patient care and surgical education with integrity and compassion. Our Scope of Activities focuses on Orthopaedic Surgical Education and the Delivery of Patient Care.
The Institute’s various Committees are an integral part of the Institute’s governance structure. They lead projects, policies, programs, and initiatives that support the IITOS’ Scope of Activities. Each Committee is made up of a chair and members selected by the IITOS’s Nominating Committee. Together, their interests and expertise contribute to both the IITOS’ and the Committee’s goals and mandates.
In this section, you will find key documents including annual reports, initiatives and standards information.
All doctors are legally obliged to maintain their professional competence by enrolling in professional competence schemes and following requirements set by the Irish Medical Council. RCSI is responsible for operating the scheme for surgeons and doctors working in surgery and emergency medicine.
Most T&O surgeons don’t have the time to attend extensive educational programmes, so this programme provides a solid foundation as a T&O trainer in surgical practice through a focused day and a half programme, facilitated by Lisa Hadfield-Law.
Educational supervision is a fundamental conduit for delivering teaching and training in the NHS and a core
requirement of the ISCP. It takes advantage of the experience, knowledge and skills of expert clinicians and
is vital to ensure a high quality of service and patient safety.
Online Orthopaedic discussion board featuring announcements, case studies, events and course information.
Anyone wishing to become a member of the IITOS must fulfil the criteria and submit an application form and one page CV at the beginning of November. These are reviewed at the annual general meeting each year.
This login section will give access to members to the video library and discussion board.
Each year, members are invited to the annual general meeting and dinner. Active participation in Institute activities is welcomed and encouraged.
Retired members play a key role in various Institute activities all of which give CPD points. Should you wish to get involved, please contact us.
In this section you will find key manpower documents which are updated on a regular basis.
A virtual clinic is a consultation by phone or video call instead of a face-to-face meeting.
This Online Orthopaedic Discussion Board features: Announcements, Case Discussion, Courses and Fellowship information.
The programme aims to give surgeons in training the opportunity to explore areas of professional development that are not specifically addressed in any current higher specialist training programmes.
The IITOS would like to create awareness for medical students by:
The National Orthopaedic Literary Awards was established by Professor John O’Byrne as a creative writing competition for Medical Students in Ireland.
Waterproof Protectors enable people to shower or bathe when using a cast or dressing for broken bones & wounds.
Here are some links to a wide range of information and support available to patients. This section is regularly updated.
Tel: 01 402 2295
Irish Institute of Trauma &
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
121 St Stephens Green,