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Nigel Rossiter

COMOC lecture
Plymouth case
AO instructor
Ilizarov hats


Mr Nigel D Rossiter



Personal notes

Born in Birmingham, England - raised in Birmingham, London and South Devon

Educated Birmingham, Buckinghamshire & RMA Sandhurst. Military and professional sailing time prior to medical school

Qualified MB BS 1988 - London Hospital Medical College

General practice 1 year Londonderry

Basic surgical training London and Belfast

FRCS(Ed) 1993. FRCSEd(Tr&Orth) 1999. FFSTEd 2016.  FIOTA 2022.

(Trained in Plastic Surgery and Neurosurgery in London prior to Orthopaedic training)

Trauma & Orthopaedic Consultant appointment June 2000 (HM Forces) and in Basingstoke since 2003


- Previously: HM Forces [Army] 1985-2003

- + previously Consultant in Trauma, Orthopaedics & Limb Reconstruction: Derriford Hospital, [Plymouth] 2000-2003


Married with 4 sons.

Interests: family, rugby, sailing, skiing

Ethic of:  "Work hard, play hard."


Trauma & Orthopaedic Training

Registrar training in Orthopaedics - Gosport, Plymouth, Oxford: 1994-1999


Fellowship training:

1.  Orthopaedic Trauma

a.  Lecturer in Military Surgery – Royal Army Medical College: 1994-5

b.  USA - Dallas with Charlie Reinert & Alan Jones, San Antonio with Mark Richardson & Rob Harris, Seattle with Chip Routt, and, Baltimore with Andy Burgess: 1996-7

2.  Limb Reconstruction / Ilizarov - Oxford with Martin McNally and Ilizarov Institute - Kurgan, Russia: 1999-2000


Prizes / Honours / Awards

2023 Honorary Fellowship of the British Orthopaedic Association (the highest award in British Trauma & Orthopaedics)

2020 Wessex "Trainer of the year" award for Trauma & Orthopaedic surgery

2015 NHS Shine Awards: "Inspiring Educator of the Year" finalist

2014 NHS Shine Awards: "Inspiring Educator of the Year"

2011 Hippocrates Award for excellence in the field of Medicine from Who's Who International (American Biographical Institute)

2010 Wessex "Trainer of the Year" award

1997 Drummond Scholarship and Travelling fellowship prize

1996 & 1995 Combined Services prize for Orthopaedics

1994 Tri-service prize for Surgery


Fellowships & Memberships

Fellow: Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, British Orthopaedic Association, Faculty of Surgical Trainers, International Orthopaedic Trauma Association.

International member: Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Rocky mountain Association of Trauma Surgeons, European Pelvic & Acetabular Group.

Member: British Association for Surgery of the Knee, Orthopaedic Trauma Society (Past President), AO, British Orthopaedics Directors Society, Combined Services Orthopaedic Society, Gauvain Society, Girdlestone Orthopaedic Society, Tri-Service Surgical & Military Surgical Society



SELF: Surgical Educators Learners Forum - global surgical education for the future

AO (Trauma teaching) Faculty UK, Ireland and international – Overall Course Chairman: Advances 2013-17, Principles of Trauma UK & Ireland 2006-8 (click on: AO UK), Tips for Trainers and Current Concepts faculty

Primary Trauma Care faculty (Click on: PTC)

Partner: RossiterHadfield Ltd - medical education company

Royal College of Surgeons Training the Trainers faculty

Royal College of Surgeons of England Basic Surgical Skills tutor

Royal College of Surgeons of England STEP Course author (for surgeons in training)

KLEOS Trauma & Orthopaedic faculty.  ARGO educational advisor.

Previously: MRCS TV Trauma Tutor, Orthofix and EBI External Fixation Faculty, Stryker Trauma & Forth Medical Faculty, Royal College of Surgeons Wessex Arthroscopy Tutor, War Surgery & Military Orthopaedic Faculty.


Other responsibilities

2020: International consensus panel for VTE in Trauma & Orthopaedic surgery

2015-2018: NICE panel member (VTE Orthopaedic subgroup member)

2011-2013: Clinical Director for Department of Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery - Hampshire Hospitals (further details here)

2012-2015 : President - Orthopaedic Trauma Society (click here for further details)

Clinical Lead for Trauma Units - Wessex Trauma Network (Co-founder Wessex & Thames Valley Trauma Networks) (details here)

Chair Hospital Trauma and Major Incident committees 2003-2020

Clinical Lead for Trauma - Hampshire Hospitals 2003-2020.

Board member and previous Chair of Trustees & Medical Director: Primary Trauma Care Foundation (click here for further details)

Member of GACI at WHO

Fragility Fracture Committee (past Chair)

Former trustee and founder of charitable Link of Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospital with Hoima Regional Referral Hospital, Uganda: The "Basingstoke Hoima Partnership for Health" (further info click Here )

Reviewer of clinical studies for NIHR (National Institute of Health Research)

Reviewer of Trauma papers for: Bone & Joint Journal, Bone & Joint Research, Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, and, Injury

Director and Chair Incision Indemnity - medical indemnity insurance for surgeons (click here)

Senior medical adviser to Open Medical

Senior medical adviser to Rams Rugby.


Published work

Trauma, Ballistic injury, Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Education. (In excess of 60 papers, book chapters, abstracts. In excess of 500 podium presentations to various meetings / societies, including addressing UN General Assembly 2020.)


Essence of (previous clinical) practice

Orthopaedic Trauma surgery and post-Trauma surgery, Knee surgery, Soft tissue shoulder surgery, Trauma.

Teaching.  Research.  Trauma care, advocacy and surgical education in low resource settings.

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