Chesterfield, Sheffield & Derby
FRCS Clinical Examination Course

Virtual Orthopaedic Clinicals


The HSJ Partnership Awards


We are delighted to announce that the Virtual Orthopaedic Clinicals has been shortlisted for 'Best Educational Programme for the NHS' at the HSJ Partnership Awards! Congratulations to all other nominees and to the 2020 organising committee for the outstanding teamwork.

Virtual Orthopaedic Clinicals - Recap 

Monday 1st March - Friday 11th June 2021

Missed out on the 2020 Virtual Orthopaedic Clinicals? Worry not, access to the fantastic 2020 course content will be available on demand in 2021.

Please note that this is a repeat of the event and all content has been pre-recorded.

Just a small sample of the cases that were included: Hip arthrodesis | Femoral malunion | Polio and knee replacement failure | Knee ligamentous deficiencies | Post traumatic knee arthritis | Below Knee amputation | Cavovarus feet | Pes planovalgus | Hallux valgus | The stiff ankle | Cervical myelopathy | Foot drop | Kyphosis | Ankylosing spondylitis | Scoliosis | Cleidocranial dysostosis | Achondroplasia | Cerebral palsy | Neurofibromatosis | Fibula hemimelia | Shoulder cuff arthropathy | Distal biceps rupture | ACJ dislocation | Winged scapula | Radio-ulna synostosis | Brachial plexus | Ulna nerve lesion | Dropped fingers | Dupuytrens | 1st CMC joint OA | Radial Club hand.




Delegate Fee: was £350 now £200

Delegate fee includes three weeks of access to the content and a copy of the course handbook

Please note that registration is now open and your three weeks of access will begin immediately upon completion of the form and receipt of payment. 

Only complete the registration form when you would like your access to the course to begin

Any registrations made after Friday 21st May will receive access to the platform until the course close date on Friday 11th June. Please note that this may result in late registrants not receiving the full three weeks of access.

Virtual Orthopaedic Clinicals 2020 

Three days. Twenty five faculty members. Sixty patients. Over 120 Delegates.
Our Chesterfield Sheffield & Derby FRCS Clinical Examination Course has taken place in September or October every year since 2005. It's focus is to provide orthopaedic surgeons in the UK and around the world, the hands on experience of examining and discussing patients from all orthopaedic sub-specialties ranging from children's orthopaedics to adult orthopaedics and spinal surgery.

A usual course would see us train up to 48 surgeons and hopefully equip them with the knowledge and skills to manage a wide variety of orthopaedic conditions and in doing so, prepare them for their final accreditation examinations prior to practicing as consultant surgeons.

COVID-19 arriving to the UK in early 2020 brought a significant barrier in our ability to deliver this course in its typical face to face format due to the restrictions placed on large gatherings. Instead of cancelling our course like countless other similar organisations in the UK, the organisers decided to deliver this integral form of education to surgeons via a virtual format in October 2020. 


During the event we showcased over 14 lectures and 60 professionally pre-recorded and edited clips of real patients from all sub-specialties. This educational event was delivered live through a webinar format with expert faculty providing additional live discussion-based teaching on the day, whilst answering questions from over 120 delegates from around the world. To our knowledge, this was the first ever course of its kind in the world, a similar accomplishment our normal course has built its reputation on over the years.

2020 Course Feedback 

"Really valuable, and very grateful for the work that made this possible despite COVID. Well structured, chaired, filmed and explained throughout"

"I did not expect the virtual course to be that good. Very well organized and to the point"

"Very well organised and delivered. Covered a lot of material with concise quality relevant teaching"

"Certainly the best course I have attended. I would recommend this to everyone. It was a great experience which help us identify what is expected to pass the FRCS section II"

"Overall, the course was well organised and comprehensive. It was an academic feast with examiners demonstrating the signs and clinical findings. It makes the exam preparation very easy"

"Excellent course. Excellent format. Delivered perfectly"

"I was incredibly impressed by the variety of cases and the fantastic explanations"

"Impressive faculty and demonstrations. Love the logical explanation of each clinical examination"


This video was filmed as a representation of what to expect at the physical course, but please use this as a reference of the same excellent standard of teaching that will be delivered through our Virtual Orthopaedic Clinicals.