Mr Nigel D Rossiter
MB BS FRCSEd(Tr&Orth) FFSTEd FIOTA
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
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.
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.
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.
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.