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The Charles Manning Award

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Background Information

Mr CWFS Manning was an outstanding Orthopaedic Surgeon who developed the speciality of Scoliosis surgery at RNOHT, Stanmore during the 1960's and early 1970's. On the research front he pioneered Costoplasty and Halo-Pelvic Traction. The latter provided a means of correcting very severe deformities which were still presenting in the 1960's. The system enabled patients to be up and about whilst their Scoliosis was corrected before operation.

He had a wide number of interests and also developed leg lengthening work for Children in Stanmore. He collaborated with Philip Zorab at the Brompton Hospital to develop respiratory research in Scoliosis and thereby, developed an international reputation in the field of Children's spinal deformities.

He was also concerned with promoting communication of research findings and improved methods of treatment between professionals and it is hoped that the Charles Manning Award will perpetuate his interest in this field of Orthopaedics.

Criteria for the Award

The Award is open to all applicants of a Junior registrar status or similar and have an interest in the treatment of Spinal Deformities.

The Award is designed to fund travel expenses for the successful applicant, up to the value of 1,000 only, to visit hospitals or Institutes which offer treatment or research facilities in Scoliosis.

The award will be given to applicants resident in the UK and overseas every alternate year.

The successful applicant will be asked to submit a written account of the work experienced and knowledge gained, to the Trustees of ARISE.

How to Apply for the Award

To apply for the Charles Manning Award please download the application form using the link below, complete the form and return to the ARISE office with a full CV and covering letter. Alternatively you can contact the office who will be happy to post an application form to you.


click here to download Application Form

Our 2006 Award Winner

The 2006 Award winner, Noel Formosa came from Malta to the RNOH, Stanmore in September 2006.During Noel's preparation for his visit, discussions were held with consultants and main registrars in Malta, to identify areas which needed improvement and to discuss the option of introducing nurse led clinics. He came with the following objectives:

* To achieve a better understanding of the rehabilitation process of patients with Spinal and other major Orthopaedic problems.

* To study the management of major Orthopaedic cases

* To study and observe the Outpatients management systems at the RNOH.

* To obtain hands on experience in the management of the Outpatients department.

* To study anaesthetic techniques in Orthopaedic surgery.

Noel's objectives were discussed with the manager responsible for the Outpatients department at the RNOH and a visit placement plan was set up. This plan included all of the relevant clinical areas which were covered the stated objectives.



The personal and professional development Noel obtained from his visit were evaluated and options found valid for the local setup were discussed with the management to implement any necessary changes to improve the clinical area.

The Charles Manning Award 2007

In order to open up the training possibilities with the Charles Manning Award, we alternate between UK applicants and Overseas applicants every alternate year.

If you would like to learn more about the Charles Manning Award, please don't hesitate to contact us.







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