Here is a selection of courses and events run by the RNOH for colleagues in a range of professions and disciplines. For further information about any of the courses listed below, please contact a member of the PGME centre team on 020 8909 5326 or e-mail

To apply for a course, or to view the details, click below.


This is a three day course primarily for urology registrars in training preparing for FRCS(Urol) Examination but would be of interest to senior registrars and consultants developing a sub-specialty interest in Neuro-Urology.

The course will consist of interactive lectures and case based discussions delivered by a multidisciplinary team of consultants with expertise in this field.

The course aims to cover bladder, bowel & sexual dysfunction in context on all types of neurological diseases.

The course is organized at the London Spinal Injuries Unit, Stanmore with invited faculty including:

  • Mohammed Belal – Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
  • Melissa Davis – Duke of Cornwall Spinal Injuries Unit, Salisbury
  • Nikesh Thiruchelvam - Addenbrookes University Hospitals, Cambridge
  • Jalesh Panicker - National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, Queen Square
  • Mahreen Pakzad-National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, Queen Square
  • Frank Lee – London Spinal Injuries Unit, Stanmore
  • Sharon Wood - London Spinal Injuries Unit, Stanmore
  • Sarah Knight – Spinal Research Centre, Stanmore

Course Directors: 
Mr Rizwan Hamid & Mr Julian Shah, RNOH

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
Sir Herbert Seddon Teaching Centre
Brockley Hill

Date of Course: 12 - 14 February 2020

Reference Number: 19090

Cost: £300 inclusive of lunch and refreshments. Limited funding available, please enquire when booking.

To book: please contact a member of the PGME centre team on 020 8909 5326 or email

Does your work involve the management of this complex and seemingly increasing patient population?

This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the assessment and management of patients with cauda equina lesions.

All members of the multi-disciplinary team will discuss the uniquely specific issues when managing this patient group.

We will review the classification systems from a musculo-skeletal and neurological spinal cord injury perspective and address the potential confusions in assessment terminology. Importantly, the course will discuss why these patients present with complex, and at times confusing, neurological symptoms, from both a pain management and physiological perspective.

Day one will focus on holistic assessment of symptoms and best practice in management.

Day two will be practically based, looking at treatment rationale for physiotherapists and occupational therapists working in rehabilitation and pain behaviour management.

The course is appropriate for multi-disciplinary clinicians managing these patients in the acute and rehabilitation settings. It will also be useful for medico-legal professionals whose work involves this client group, providing an insight into the complexity and potential outcomes.

Date of Course:  6 - 7 March 2020

Reference Number: 19186


Day 1 & 2 - £250
Day 1 only - £150
Day 2 only - £100

Discount for NHS Therapists and Nurses:
Day 1 NHS Therapists and Nurses - £125
Day 2 NHS Therapists and Nurses - £75

To book: please contact a member of the PGME centre team on 020 8909 5326 or email

This long-established course is aimed at SpRs preparing for the FRCS (T&O) exam with the twin objectives of:

  • revising essential topics required for Basic Sciences for FRCS (T&O)
  • helping organise your knowledge into exam ready answers

We expect you will already have the knowledge and experience of applying basic scientific principles in your surgical practice. Through an interactive teaching programme, this course will probe and tease out this knowledge, helping show where further revision is required, and also how to frame this knowledge in the context of the viva exam.

Participant feedback:

"Excellent and extremely informative course."

"Faculty were friendly and engaged."

"Exceeded expectation.  Highly recommend."

"Covered the whole syllabus with great viva sessions."

Viva sessions will take place during each day of the course covering the topics discussed within the programme.  

Topics will include:

  • Biomechanics of hip and knee
  • Biomaterials
  • Bone & cartilage biology
  • Bone tumours & pathology
  • Tribology
  • Fracture healing & fixators
  • Microbiology & infection control
  • Orthotics & prosthetics
  • Gait
  • Neurophysiology
  • Statistics
  • Principles of nerve injury & repair

Refresher viva session - Limited places available.  Participants MUST have attended the RNOH course in March 2019 to take up this option.  Please enquire with Teaching Centre when booking.

The Faculty

Faculty includes distinguished colleagues from the RNOH and from other renowned organisations.

The course faculty are invited for their expertise in their field and because they are good teachers.

Course Directors

Mr James Donaldson MBBS, BSc(Hons), FRCS(Tr&Orth)

Mr Addie Majed MBBS BSc(Hons) FRCS(T&O) MD(Res)

Date of Course:  9 - 11 March 2019

Reference Number:  19007

Cost: The course fee is £250 (inclusive of lunch and refreshments)  Refresher viva session £125

To book or for any further enquiries please  contact the Teaching Centre Team on 020 8909 5326 or at