The trainer of the year (TOTY) award is regionally presented to a consultant trainer who goes above and beyond in facilitating exemplary training experiences. Training programmes carry out secret ballots to determine a regional TOTY who is then forwarded for the national award presented annually at the British Orthopaedic Trainees Association (BOTA) Annual Meeting.
2017 – Mr Faisal Hussain (Arthroscopy @ ROH)
Mr Hussain is a Shoulder & Knee surgeon based at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. He proactively seeks to have trainees with him and intuitively teaches in way that is very supportive. He endeavours to turn every experience into a learning opportunity whilst also recognising and allowing for autonomy. The confidence he instills in his trainees is accompanied by a friendly and personable style of feedback that is always constructive and encouraging.
Beyond clinical practice, Mr Hussain makes himself available at every opportunity to help FRCS candidates prepare for the exam. This often occurs well into the evenings on a routine basis, whether it is evening clinics or viva practice in front of the computer. Appreciating the stresses of exam preparation, Mr Hussain creates an environment in which trainees can confidently discuss any concerns and helps manage the clinical workload. He is an immensely popular individual, and a valued trainer.
2016 – Mr Subodh Deshmukh (Hand Surgery @ROH/Sandwell & City)
2014 – Mr Bhuvan Machani (Upper Limb @ Sandwell & City)