Trauma and Orthopaedics


The London Specialty School of Surgery is responsible for the quality and commissioning of training in the surgical specialities, including Trauma and Orthopaedics, has more than 1500 trainees, and offers programmes at prestigious teaching centres across the capital. All emergency medicine trainees rotate through one of London's Major Trauma Centres and spend time in a varied series of other District General Hospitals and teaching hospital placements.

Head of School

Mr John Brecknell is a Consultant Neurosurgeon in Romford in 2006, Mr Brecknell was drawn into an interest in medical education.  He is coming to the end of a four-year period running the MBBS final year at Barts & The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, is the Head of the London Postgraduate School of Surgery and, having contributed to the construction of the 2017 core surgical curriculum, is the new chair of the JCST’s Core Surgical Training Advisory Committee.

Deputy Head of School

Mr Dominic Nielsen is the Deputy Head of the London Postgraduate School of Surgery. Mr Nielsen is a Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon at St George’s Hospital in London. His clinical interests are foot and ankle surgery and complex lower limb trauma. He is a keen advocate of surgical education and is currently Training Programme Director for Higher Orthopaedics in South London and Deputy Head of Post Graduate School of Surgery in London.


The vision for the London School of Surgery is to provide the highest quality of training using the vast wealth of clinical resources across London. London has a population of almost eight million. With its rich variety of cultures, nationalities and social backgrounds, the capital offers any trainee a full and rewarding experience in emergency medicine.

The London School of Surgery also seeks to provide:

  • World class education for world-class healthcare
  • Excellence of postgraduate training and education
  • Producing clinical leaders of tomorrow


Training programme

South London

North Central and East London

North West London


Specialty Training Board Information

The London Specialty School of Surgery holds Specialty Training Board meetings three times per year. The purpose of this group is to bring together specialty leads from postgraduate medical training programmes across the three London local education and training board areas to consider issues of mutual interest in relation to surgical training, and to foster and share good training practice on a pan London basis.


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