Casting Techniques for Orthopaedic Surgeons

Category: Training - School of Surgery

Date: November 12th 2014

Location: The Seddon Teaching Centre and the Louis Fleischmann Building, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust, Brockley Hill, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 4LP

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This course is aimed at aimed at Surgical Trainees (CT3 – ST6) and SAS grades, the purpose of this course is to consolidate your knowledge and develop your practical skills in casting using Plaster of Paris and lightweight materials.

The course is led by Sue Miles (the National Casting Training Advisor for BOA,) and supported by her highly experienced casting team.

After an introductory lecture, the programme for the day is hands-on with workshops on upper limb and lower limb full casts and back slabs.

Participants will work in small supervised groups to enable as much practice and personal feedback as possible.


Previous Course Feedback

The last course in February ’14 attracted trainees from around the UK. Here is a sample of their feedback:

  • Clear objectives - well met.
  • Excellent talk. Very good. Informative, relevant to level.
  • I learnt more about the potential complications involved with cast application and also the dangers with the use of the plaster saw.
  • The practical sessions were extremely useful with expert feedback to help solve problems experienced.
  • Very friendly knowledgeable faculty, dealt with off the wall questions well.
  • Very adaptive to the needs of the students.


Course Director

Sue Miles BSc, RGN.ONC. Orth Tech Cert. Mrs Miles is the National Casting Training Advisor for the British Orthopaedic Association. She qualified in Orthopaedic Nursing at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and General Nursing at University College Hospital. She has over thirty five years’ experience in casting with twenty five of those devoted to teaching the subject. She instigated and still organises and runs the British Casting Certificate courses and the examinations. In addition, she works as an independent casting nurse specialist applying casts to patients.



The course fee is £165. This is inclusive of course materials, lunch and refreshments.


Registration/Additional Information

To register for the course please go to

Please note that the course is limited to 24 delegates, so early booking is advised. Of note: For the workshops, participants will need loose clothing as all will act as ‘cast models’ (ideally T-shirts and shorts)

For further enquiries please contact the Education Business Team at Stanmore on 020 8909 5326 or at