Do you have views on current bone & joint surgery, such has hip and knee replacements? We want to hear from you.
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 for a draft case for change – a document that states 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 until Spring 2019, with the initial intensive engagement phase running until 19th October 2018*.
At present, elective adult orthopaedic care is currently delivered in 10 different sites in the area. The NHS believes there may be opportunities to improve the quality and the outcomes of that care by creating a smaller number of specialist centres with ring-fenced facilities to carry out adult elective orthopaedic hand, ankle, foot, hip, knee and shoulder surgery. Current thinking is that emergency orthopaedic care will still be delivered at local hospitals, as it is today.
The draft case for change describes the rationale for this thinking and the evidence that supports it, whilst also exploring other interdependencies. Anyone with views on this is invited to read the case for change and inform the partnership of their thoughts.
You can read the full case for change on the North London Partners website at: www.northlondonpartners.org.uk/orthopaedicreview
There are a number of different ways to respond:
- Complete the online questionnaire at: northlondonpartners.org.uk/orthopaedicreview
- Email your response to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Write to North London Partners at North London Partners in Health and Care, 5th Floor, 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG
North London Partners are also working in partnership with Healthwatch groups and NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to organise a number of events in September and October. Full details can be found at: www.northlondonpartners.org.uk/orthopaedicreview
North Central London Partners in health and care is a partnership that represents Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), health providers and local authorities in North Central London (Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington)
*this deadline may be extended in order to invite further responses.