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.
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.
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.
If you are on the Irish Medical Council register and practising for more than 30 days a year in Ireland, you are required to enrol in a PCS, engage in CPD activity, and record/retain documentation relating to CPD activities. Learn more by downloading our guide. Link
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.. Link