Sarah Eastwood

Post-CCT Fellow

Carlisle, Cumbria, England

Gender / Preferred pronoun

Female (she/her)


White British

Particular qualities / experiences relevant for mentorship

Female arthroplasty trainee. Non-medical family background.

Grades willing to mentor

Foundation stage to early training / Registrar training to fellowship.

Profile statement

I am a post-CCT Fellow in Hip Arthroplasty. My husband is an engineer and no-one in my immediate family is in the medical profession. My work-life and home-life are therefore quite separate and I have interests and volunteering commitments outside of work. I was fortunate to have some encouraging supervisors as a junior doctor who helped me realise my potential as a female orthopaedic surgeon but I have met with some negative attitudes along the way. I can confidently say that you don’t need to wear size 8 gloves to do a hip replacement!

I am happy to mentor junior colleagues who may be facing challenges in their training and career decisions. I can offer mentorship via telephone or Zoom calls or a cup of tea and cake if the situation allows!