ORCA is a trainee research network which focuses on multicentre audit and research. It was established in 2018 and has grown to a membership of over 100 members. Our work is focused on areas related to Trauma & Orthopaedic surgery. See our projects and portfolio for more details on our past and present work.
BY TRAINEES FOR TRAINEES
We are a network of orthopaedic trainees. That means the interests of our trainees are at the centre of what we do.
We aim to support all project proposals. All project ideas are reviewed by the committee and then developed in partnership with the project lead. When all details are in place the project is released to the network.
NATIONAL AND EXTERNAL PROJECTS
We aim to support all national projects and external projects from other collaboratives that are of relevance to our members.
The committee holds approximately 3 meetings per year to deal with running the network and progressing projects. Anyone is welcome to attend by request.
The committee is elected each year at the Annual General Meeting. All places including the chair are available to stand for.
ORCA has a number of associated senior researchers who provide guidance and support to its members, details below. If you would like to offer your expertise please contact us.
We rely upon the help of many consultants around the region. The following have offered excellent support and guidance so far.
Mr Vikas Khanduja
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Cambridge University Hospitals
Prof Andrew McCaskie
Professor of Surgery and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
University of Cambridge
Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon; Training Programme Director, East of England Orthopaedics
Norfolk and Norwich Hospital