RNOH 2019 Annual General Meeting

Patients, carers, staff, local organisations and the public are hereby invited to attend the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) which is to be held as follows:

Date: Wednesday 18 September 2019.

Venue: The Charles Lack Theatre, Sir Herbert Seddon Teaching Centre, RNOH, Brockley Hill, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 4LP.

Time: 18.00 – 19.10.

Refreshments will be available from 17.30 in Seminar Room 1, Sir Herbert Seddon Teaching Centre.

During our AGM meeting we will reflect on the Trust's activities, challenges and achievements over the 2018/19 financial year. The Trust Annual Report and Accounts will also be received at the meeting, which can be downloaded from the Trust’s Corporate information page.

RNOH seeks new Chairperson

The Stanmore Building

We are looking for an exceptional leader to chair The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust. This is a unique opportunity to help shape the future of local services by sharing your talents and expertise to help transform the hospital and make a positive difference to your community.

The RNOH is the UK’s leading specialist orthopaedic hospital. We provide specialised and complex orthopaedic and related care to patients regionally and nationally. Whilst some local services are also provided, 80% of our workload is defined as tertiary or equivalent and we are a national centre for specialist Neuro Musculoskeletal services. We work across two sites in Central London and Stanmore, the latter of which has received an enormous investment for the development of a new, state-of-the-art hospital that will reflect and enhance the medical excellence for which the RNOH is renowned.

Care Quality Commission Inpatient Survey Results

CQC Inpatient Survey Results

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has now published the National Inpatient Survey which sorts the views of 76,668 patients from all NHS Trusts across England. It is great news that the RNOH is now one of three trusts nationally to be classed as having better than expected results in England this year which is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our multi-professional teams and their commitment to providing world-class specialist treatment to our patients.

Understanding the views of our patients is important to us, and we are pleased to see that the RNOH is the best performing NHS trust in England for seeking feedback from patients about the quality of our services and their experience.

RNOH Quality Accounts 2018-2019 now available

Quality Accounts 2018-2019

The latest RNOH Quality Accounts are now available for 2018-2019.

The Quality Account is an annual report about the quality of services provided by the RNOH and includes data on key measures such as patient safety, clinical effectiveness and patient experience.

The Quality Account is an important way for us to report on quality and show improvements in the services we deliver to our patients.

Rob Hurd, Chief Executive said, "Delivering high quality care for all for the RNOH patients remains the key focus of the organisation. I continue to be impressed by the dedication and enthusiasm of the staff at the RNOH who always strive for the highest standards of care for our patients."

Closure of the RNOH Dance, Sports & Exercise Medicine Service

Exercise Medicine Service

Following a comprehensive service review, a decision has been taken to close the Dance, Sports & Exercise Medicine Service at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust.

This decision for planned closure in 2020 was made in the best interests of patients and their need to be treated in a resilient service in the medium to long term. It is consistent with the future proposed configuration of services in North Central London, with the intention to concentrate specialised services in fewer centres, where more patients can be treated within a fully staffed, sustainable service.

29th Seddon Society meeting at the Wellcome Collection

29th Seddon Society meeting

The 29th Seddon Society meeting was held last week on Friday 14 June at the Wellcome Collection and it was a fantastic success. The theme this year was surgical technology.

The Seddon Society is for any orthopaedic trainee or trainer from the RNOH, past or present and the Society's founder, Professor George Bentley, was present and on excellent form holding both the research study designs - and presentation skills - of the trainees to account.

The trainees presented their research papers to compete for the WJ Little Medal. This was won by Liza Osagie, so many congratulations to her. Three trainees competed for the travelling fellowship and this was won by Senthil Muthian.

Articulate 130 - new issue now available

Articulate 130 cover

The latest issue 130 of Articulate the RNOH magazine is now available to view or download. In this issue, we feature the Royal opening of the Stanmore Building by Prince Andrew and Princess Eugenie, a take a close look at our wonderful nursing staff on International Nurses Day and you can feast your eyes on a gallery of pics from the RNOH Stanmore open day that took place earlier this month.

Grey Lady to tell the story of the RNOH

Mary Wardell centre in 1914

A fascinating video project that will explore the history of the RNOH has been given the go-ahead thanks to a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Pegleg Productions has received a grant of £9,900 to produce Searching for the Grey Lady: A Ghost from WW1 at the RNOH.

Awarded through the Heritage Fund's First World War: then and now programme, Pegleg Productions will work with RNOH staff, clinicians, orthotic and prosthetic users, volunteers, and the wider RNOH community, to explore the founding and evolution of the hospital.

Reflexions, the RNOH patient magazine - latest issue out now

Reflexions issue 7 cover

The new issue of Reflexions, the RNOH patient magazine, is now available to read. Reflexions is written for patients and much of the content is patient generated. We publish the magazine twice a year and hard copies are available in the hospital at our Stanmore and Bolsover Street sites.

In this issue you can read about the latest news on the Duke of York and Princess Eugenie’s visit to the new inpatient redevelopment, The Stanmore Building, about our wonderful volunteering service, read up on the fundraising activities of the RNOH Charity, discover the RNOH’s Old Orchards and Share Your Story: where our patients retell their RNOH journeys for you.

RNOH sign contract to develop open source data platform

RNOH and Interneuron CIC contract signing

The RNOH and Interneuron CIC have signed a contract to develop, deliver and support an open source, open standards compliant clinical data platform. The project will see RNOH replace their legacy technology with a world-class clinical data platform that will transform the way in which data is integrated, collected, stored and used by end-users.

The platform approach will permit RNOH to embark on an innovation led strategy where new applications can be developed on top of the clinical data platform. Initial applications will support electronic bed boards and nursing observations, improving patient safety and clinical efficiency.

In addition, RNOH and Interneuron will be making this new technology and applications available to the whole of the NHS. Other trusts will not only be able to freely download, test and implement the software developed, they will also be able to get support from Interneuron by using this framework contract.

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