Professor Flanagan, our honorary consultant pathologist, has been appointed to the NHS NIHR College of Senior Investigators. The senior faculty of the NHS National Institute of Health Research includes some of the UK’s foremost researchers in clinical and applied health and social care. Prof Flanagan has been recognized for her work in sarcoma.
A huge thank you to everyone who came to our open day last Saturday. Visitors were given the chance to see behind the scenes at the nation's leading orthopaedic hospital and had plenty of hands-on activities and exhibits to get involved with. The lucky attendees had a close-up look at some of latest research that will redefine orthopaedic medicine in the coming years.
Welcome to the Spring 2017 edition of Reflexions – our magazine for patients, volunteers and supporters of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust.
Inside this issue, read about Keith’s experience as a patient on our Private Patient Unit and his man vs mountain mission to take on Ben Nevis.
We'd like to introduce you to the newest (and cuddliest) member of The RNOH Charity, Randall. Randall is our brand new teddy bear, available from the Outpatients Shop or the Fundraising and Development office. He makes a lovely present and a great hospital buddy for anyone feeling a bit anxious about their stay.
If you'd like to take home your very own Randall, pop in to the RNOH Outpatients shop or call us on 020 8909 5362 so we can send one out to you. All the money raised from the sale of Randall will go towards our Redevelopment Appeal.
The latest issue of the RNOH magazine, Articulate is now available to view or download. Inside you'll find articles on HRH The Duke of York's visit to the RNOH to see progress on the new inpatient ward building; the RNOH Charity Buttercup Walk in June celebrates their 15th Anniversary; the regular Inside Job feature with Anna Timms, Clinical Nurse Specialist, in which she talks about the complexities of limb reconstruction; an interview with Dr Joseph Cowan, Rehabilitation Consultant, who has worked at the RNOH for 25 years; the launch of ‘Charter of Behaviours’ created after fantastic feedback from staff VAL-YOU events last year; news from the RNOH Volunteers, and much more.
We have launched the Staff Recognition Awards to make the Trust a more positive, supportive and inclusive place to work, but we need your help. If you feel a staff member or team at the RNOH deserves recognition for the way they have demonstrated our Trust values and been role models of compassionate care, you can nominate them for one of the awards.
Marcus Perrineau-Daley, a patient at the RNOH Spinal Cord Injury Centre, takes centre stage as part of Idris Elba's BBC3 Takeover. Marcus, who was paralysed from the waist down following a motorcycle accident two years ago, hasn't let his condition hold him back. His story is included as part of BBC Three’s Amazing Humans series, which included exclusive footage shot at the RNOH by filmmaker Jan Letocha.
The Radio Brockley team also secured the 'Best Speech Package' gold award for their five-part documentary about the story of the station, which was founded in 1966 and is London’s longest running hospital radio.
The Barbara Bus Fund is a charity that provides specially adapted vehicles for the use of people who are wheelchair users and cannot access conventional transport.
Due to the imminent retirement of one of the trustees, the Fund is looking to recruit a suitable successor to join the committee. The committee holds its meetings at Stanmore, in the evenings, usually every six to eight weeks. The role of the trustees is mainly strategic, with the day to day running of the Fund being managed by the office staff. However, there may be some occasions when trustees attend during the day if they can to assist and support the Fund.
RNOH is one of seven partners contributing to the BAMOS project (Biomaterials and Additive Manufacturing: Osteochondral Scaffold (BAMOS) innovation applied to osteoarthritis) funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme. Together with University College London Institute of Orthopaedics & Musculoskeletal Sciences (UCL IOMS), RNOH is contributing to this collaboration programme to develop new scaffolds to treat osteochondral defects. As part of the programme RNOH and IOMS will be hosting scientists from Spain, Portugal and China.