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Dominic Dodd appointed Chair of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

Dominic Dodd appointed Chair of the RNOH

NHS England / NHS Improvement is pleased to announce the appointment of Dominic Dodd as Chair of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust from 1 November 2019 to 31 October 2023.

This appointment in London sees Dominic continue in his current separate role as Chair of The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Sir David Sloman, Regional Director of the NHS in London said:
“Dominic will bring invaluable experience to the role of Chair at RNOH, providing a vital contribution in support of the Trust’s important work.”

Dominic is a director of UCLPartners, Europe’s largest academic health science system, and trustee of The King’s Fund.

Articulate Magazine - Summer 2019 now available

Articulate Magazine - Summer 2019 - Issue 131

The latest edition of Articulate Magazine summer 2019 issue is now available to download. Articulate is the staff magazine of the RNOH and is published quarterly. The printed version can be obtained from both the Stanmore and Bolsover Street sites.

This issue hosts stories on the new MAKO surgical robot; the outgoing Chair of the RNOH – Professor Tony Goldstone and the Summer Party - to name but a few.

If staff would like to write or contribute to the Articulate, please contact the Communications team in Stanmore.

RNOH hosts talk about First World War Nursing

Nurses from the Mary Wardell hospital 1914

The RNOH is hosting a free event hosted by Sarah Paterson, Librarian from the Imperial War Museum exploring nursing in the First World War.

This talk is facilitated by Pegleg Productions as part of ‘Searching for the Grey Lady: A Ghost from WW1 at the RNOH’, funded by Heritage Lottery Fund through a First World War – Then and Now grant. To mark the end of the Centenary of the First World War, between March 2019 - March 2020, the project focuses on the RNOH’s First World War heritage and how it affected the founding and evolution of this world-renowned orthopaedic hospital.

Pegleg Productions aims to reveal and share the RNOH's First World War legacy of rehabilitation and renewal from the perspective of people whose lives continue to be shaped by that heritage - in this case, the RNOH nursing community.

Do you want to be a patient assessor?

patient assessor

The RNOH is planning its Patient-led assessments of the care environment (PLACE) exercise for the 1st and 10th October 2019. The aim of PLACE is to improve standards across all NHS trusts, voluntary, independent and private healthcare providers.

They put patient wishes at the centre of the assessment process, and they use information gleaned directly from patient assessors to report how well a site/organisation is performing – in terms of national standards and against other similar organisations.

The assessments give patients and the public a voice that can be in the drive to give people more influence over the way their local health and care services are run and in the way in which they are held to account.

Your Voice Counts: Sarcoma Patients' Listening Event

Your Voice Counts - 19th and 26th September

Following two successful events last year, The RNOH and London Sarcoma Service would again like to invite patients and carers to join us over coffee to discuss their experiences of our service and the quality of our care.

We are keen to listen and make changes to ensure we deliver a high class, best quality service for patients with sarcoma. There are two dates for this event as follows:

Thursday 19 September 2019, 4.30pm to 7.30pm
Venue: UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre

Thursday 26 September 2019, 4.30pm to 7.30pm
Venue: The Teaching Centre, RNOH

Please reserve your place by contacting Mitika on 020 8909 5878, or emailing gemma.french1@nhs.net

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.

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