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Do you have views on current bone & joint surgery, such as hip and knee replacements? We want to hear from you. 

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North London Partners in health and care (NLP) is launching a review of adult elective orthopaedic care services (planned surgery of bones and joints) across north central London.

In the first phase of this review, the partnership is inviting responses to a draft case for change – a document which shares why the review is needed and early thoughts on how this kind of surgery might be organised in the future. This review will run through to Spring 2019 with this initial intensive engagement phase running until 19 October 2018*.

RNOH make Nursing Times Workforce Awards finals

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We’re pleased to announce that the RNOH has made the shortlist in two categories for the inaugural Nursing Times Workforce Awards. These recognise and reward the excellent work that is being done by employers to support the nursing and midwifery workforce across the NHS. We have been nominated as ‘best place to work for employee satisfaction’ and ‘best employer for staff recognition’.

NHS70: RNOH celebrates

NHS70 garden party

The sun shone on the RNOH last week as we celebrated the NHS 70th anniversary at both the Stanmore and Bolsover Street sites. Everyone had a great time and it was wonderful to see so many staff from all areas of the Trust attend. Thank you to all our staff here at the RNOH and across the NHS for their dedication and service. Stanmore photos by Jack Lo.

Articulate 127 latest edition available

Articulate 127

The new issue of Articulate is now available to read or download. This new edition includes an in-depth interview with orthopaedic surgeon Panos Gikas, a report on the RNOH Charity Buttercup Walk, a look back at some vintage photos of 70 yrs of NHS history at the RNOH, a fascinating piece on scanning animal specimens from the Natural History Museum, redevelopment updates and loads more. 

Download or view Articulate 127

The Buttercup Walk 2018

Buttercup Walk RNOH The RNOH Charity

The Buttercup Walk 2018 took place last Saturday 23 June. The weather was on our side, with a sun filled afternoon of family fun.

Staff, patients and visitors mingled under the marquee, participating in the games and events taking place. Medivet Stanmore supported this year’s dog show, the Volunteer Service manned the Guess the Weight of the Cake competition, one of many various craft and gift stalls.

Radio Brockley were the voice of the Walk, with band River Conspiracy the musical entertainment. Mr Aresh Nejad, consultant surgeon, along ex-patient Adam Simpson, opened the Walk. A big thank you to The RNOH Charity for arranging this wonderful annual event.

Building and roadworks near Outpatients

Roadworks around Outpatients building

The building works to create paths and tunnels between the new inpatient ward block and parts of the existing hospital will start on Thursday 14 June. The work will be in 3 phases with the first phase around the tarmac footpath between the Outpatient link and car park. We are starting with a small section to allow us to monitor the impact on the hospital early on, and can then judge any issues that might occur later.

Parking in the Outpatient car park will be restricted, with a wheelchair shuttle service running between the Outpatients and the Visitors car parks from Monday 18 June. The Visitors car park attendant will be available all day.

Excellence Award for RNOH

Dr Richard Keen award June 2018

The RNOH was a recipient of the Brittle Bone Society Excellence Award 2018 for its outstanding paediatric care for patients with rare metabolic bone conditions. Dr Richard Keen, Consultant in Metabolic Bone Disease, was presented with this award on our behalf. Dr Keen is Consultant in Metabolic Bone Diseases at the RNOH and undertakes important research into treatments for conditions such as Osteogenesis Imperfecta (brittle bone disease).

RNOH Bake-Off - the grand final

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The RNOHs Great Summer Bake-Off took place at the end of a sizzling hot May bank holiday. It was a tightly fought competition but our winners produced cakes of exceptional and taste and exquisite style.

Congratulations to Judith Fronda, Theatre nurse, whose beautifully decorated cake, "The Six", - chocolate with mocha and Swiss meringue - was a taste tingling delight. Christine Bows from Redevelopment, in her second foray as a baker, also came up trumps. Her RNOH Buttercup inspired cake won a runner-up prize. Our second runner-up, Sandrine Slavik's summer-themed and delicately decorated Coconut and Lime cake, was worthy of the accolade.

Reflexions issue 5

Reflexions 5

The latest issue of our patient magazine Reflexions has just been published online. It includes a report of the RNOH Staff Achievement Awards earlier this year, Volunteer Services news, some fascinating patient stories, Radio Brockley winning gold at the Hospital Broadcasting Association Awards, RNOH Charity news, plus lots more.

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