Transforming musculoskeletal services event

The RNOH is hosting an event, which aims to generate discussion on its plans for transforming musculoskeletal services.

Rob Hurd, chief executive, said the RNOH is keen to play a part in the development of a potential musculoskeletal programme through the UCL Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre.

“The event will be instrumental in determining the way forward for enhancing musculoskeletal services in England,” he said.

Senior health professionals, providers, commissioners and academic partners are invited to attend on Thursday 22 March from 17:30 until 20:00 in the Sir Herbert Seddon Teaching Centre, Stanmore.

Presenters at the event will include the Trust’s medical director, Professor Tim Briggs, who was commissioned by government to review the provision of orthopaedics in the UK. His report “Getting it right first time: improving the quality of orthopaedic care within the National Health Service in England” contains recommendations for future care pathways and service configuration. The full programme is available here: Transforming musculoskeletal services.

The RNOH is in the process of expanding the critical mass of academic activities, links with biomedical engineering and with industry. It provides the largest critical mass of specialist neuro-musculoskeletal activity in the country and is keen to build partnerships with primary care services and hospitals to provide support to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of musculoskeletal services and the outcome evidence base to support this.

These partnerships will take a variety of forms and will vary from organisation to organisation; links have already been developed, such as shared care pathways, joint appointments and providing supporting capacity for orthopaedic workload activity pressures.

If you are able to attend, please confirm by 12 March by calling 020 8909 5750 or email communications@rnoh.nhs.uk and indicate your particular area of interest.

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