West Midlands Surgical Training Centre

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Birmingham & Coventry Cadaveric Hand & Wrist Courses


About The Centres

The Hand Unit at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) is one of the largest in the country. With the addition of the elective care provided at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital (ROH), it provides a comprehensive service to treat all conditions of the adult hand.

At the heart of the unit there are  five orthopaedic and four plastic surgery consultant hand surgeons.

In addition we have:

  • one hand surgery specialty doctor
  • six hand surgery fellows
  • two orthopaedic registrars
  • a team of allied health professionals

QEHB is the main centre for hand trauma in Birmingham and not only deals with simple hand injuries but is also the regional centre for digital and hand replantation following amputation, the regional Major Trauma Centre (MTC) and the national centre for repatriated injured military patients who often have very complex explosion injures to their hands.

The department provides a wide range of orthopaedic and trauma services with special expertise in the following areas:

UHCW, Coventry

The West Midlands Surgical Training Centre

Offering one of the finest collection of plastinated prosections in the world, combined with multi-specialty surgical courses.

8 Fully integrated operating stations with surgical lighting, irrigation, and recording capability.

WMSTC is fast become the world’s leading reference centre in undergraduate and postgraduate surgical and procedural courses and educational. The centre represents a gold-standard for collaborative working and benefits from national and international expertise, recognised as the hub for high level cadaveric-research to inform surgical and interventional practice and enhance patient outcomes.

Help and Guidance

Most courses are designed for surgeons, students or allied health professionals working in a particular specialty and/or at a particular stage in their careers. All course web pages include details of the appropriate specialties and training levels.

If you’re outside of these criteria or if in doubt, you should discuss the course with your assigned educational supervisor and if they think that it’s appropriate for you to attend please enquire via our contact us page.

What is my eligibility as an overseas candidate?

If you are not in a UK training post and are unsure of the level to which your knowledge and experience would correspond, please contact us.

What happens if book onto course and I am told that I am unsuitable?

It is your responsibility to ensure you fall within the relevant course. If your experience is below the required level we reserve the right to withdraw you from the course without compensation.

Certificates are issued approximately 2 weeks (often sooner) after your course via PDF.

This allows you time to complete the online evaluation; which closes after 1 week of your course.

Certificates of attendance will not be issued after this time.

Certificates are not provided to course observers or to delegates who have not completed the course.

Have you changed email? Has the centre got your correct contact details?

If you did not complete online feedback within 1 week of the course (and thus did not trigger the certificate process) you will not receive a certificate.

Unfortunately if more than 1 week has elapsed and you have not submitted feedback, duplicates will not be available.

If within this time frame please request a duplicate via our contact us page.

After any course you should complete feedback, your evaluation as a participant is an essential course requirement, enabling us to maintain the quality of courses we offer and help to improve future sessions

All feedback is conducted anonymously; names are only used to validate the responses
Completing online feedback links to our database and is a key trigger for the issue of certificates, if applicable for your course.

You should complete online feedback as soon as possible after your course and within 1 week of the end of the course when the online feedback will close.

Complete the online feedback even if you failed part of your course.

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On behalf of the West Midlands Surgical Training Centre and our Faculty, we wish to extend our thanks for your commitment to making our educational event so successful.

Your generous contribution to our training events, be it financial or with equipment contribution has helped ensure our vision for world class training has become a reality.

As we continue to grow as a Centre, please know that partnerships with our sponsors is vital to our success.

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West Midlands Surgical Training Centre
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Meet The Faculty

Carlos Heras-Palou – Pulvertaft Centre, Derby

Mike Craigen – Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham

Subodh Deshmukh – Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham

Ian McNab – Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford

Aamer Ullah – Leicester Royal Infirmary

Andrew Mahon– University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire

Gunaratnam Shyamalan – Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham

Dominic Power – Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

Simon Tan – Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

Mr Stewart Watson – Manchester

Mr Manish Gupta & Mr Rajive Jose – QEH, Birmingham

Miss Helen Hedley, Mr Andrew Mahon, Mr Matt Jones, Mr Matt Venus – UHCW

Mr Justin Chatterjee – Royal Victoria, Newcastle

Mr Richard Pinder – Hull & East Yorkshire