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Quality Improvement Fellow

Foundation Doctor

Main area
Trauma & Orthopaedics
Foundation Doctor
12 months (Fixed term)
40 hours per week (• Full time • Flexitime)
Job ref
Exeter, EX2 5DW
£28,243 - £49,036 £39,467 plus allowances
Salary period
25/04/2021 23:59


Orthopaedic Quality Improvement Fellow (Core trainee level – Trust Doctor)

Closing Date: 25 April 2021

This exciting, new post will allow a CT level surgical trainee to run a series of quality improvement and research projects. The main work will be around the implementation of Peri-operative team, Enhanced Recovery and BOAST projects. It is very likely that the post holder will be able to present and published on several occasions. The post holder would be part of the Trauma & Orthopaedic department.


The post-holder will be mentored by a practicing consultant surgeon. The post will start from August 2021 for either six or twelve months, as preferred. The post holder will be fully on the junior doctor on-call rota; a 1:8 full shift pattern for days on call and 1:10 nights. Approximately one day a week will be on-call and half a day a week designated to the Quality Improvement projects. This time will be bleep free and protected. Outside of these times, the QI Fellow will work in the context of the Peri-Operative Team.

There are 26 Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons based at the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre (PEOC) supported by a Peri-Operative and Orthogeriatric Team. We anticipate that the successful candidate will complement this vibrant and innovative group.

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust is a first-wave Foundation Trust that serves a population of 360,000 people from NHS Devon, with some specialist services serving in excess of 450,000. Further information on the Trust can be obtained from our website. The University of Exeter medical School affords exciting opportunities to participate in both undergraduate teaching and research. The historic cathedral city of Exeter is situated in the middle of the South West Region with easy access to the countryside and coast of Devon and Cornwall. It is well served by rail, road and air links.

Applicants must be registered medical practitioners and able to work in the UK. When applying please include the contact details of a minimum of 2 referees which should cover the last 2 years of employment.

For more information; please contact Simon Middleton (

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Emma Dutton 01392408575

If you have problems applying, contact

Personnel - Medical Staffing
Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Trust
Barrack Road
01392 403902

We operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for job applicants with disabilities. If you let us know, when you apply, that you would like to use this scheme, we will guarantee you an interview, if you meet all the essential criteria listed in the person specification section of the job description.

We will also make any reasonable adjustments you require to our selection process. Please let us know what you need

Our Trust is proudly committed to race equality.
To ensure our ethnic minority staff have an equal opportunity to succeed, we are offering career development support to any ethnic minority staff.


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