NOA newsletter              March 2022
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NOA Webinar Highlights Importance of  International Recruitment to the Recovery of Orthopaedic Surgery 

NHS workforce challenges and NOA member experiences of orthopaedic recovery were the focus of the first NOA webinar for 2022, ‘COVID Orthopaedic Recovery: National and International Recruitment’. The session which had over 40 attendees, featured three speakers from NOA member organisations including The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS FT (ROH), The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS FT (RJAH) and Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital NHS FT (GSTT). Read more about the webinar and view recording on the NOA website.
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Register Now for NOA Webinar: 'Learning from Never Events and Serious Incidents (SUIs)'

For the next NOA webinar we welcome representatives from the CQC and NOA memeber organisations to discuss learning from never events and serious incidents. Registration is now open. Find out more on the NOA website.

In celebration of International Women's Day and Women's History Month, during March we are delighted to be shining an extra spotlight on championing women in Orthopaedics. See below two blog posts from staff at NOA members Trusts.

Blog: Break the Orthopaedics 
By: Lila Dinner, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Medical Officer Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.

As I pen this blog post, it’s approaching International Women’s Day (IWD) 2022 which takes place on 8 March during what is also celebrated as Women’s History Month. The theme for IWD this year is #BreakThe Bias. The elevating of women in orthopaedics through breaking biases is a great cause very close to my heart not least because orthopaedic surgery is one of the least diverse specialties in medicine.  ....continue reading on the NOA website.

Blog: Asian, female and a physio - how did I get ahead in Orthopaedics? 

By Anju Jaggi:  Consultant Physiotherapist/Deputy Director of AHP R&D

Physiotherapy has always been a female dominated profession, however that hasn’t always resulted with women in the top roles such as team physios, academics or clinical leaders especially within the field of musculoskeletal health....continue reading on our website here.

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NOA Events Calendar

20 April 2022, 1pm - 2:15pm - Webinar: Learning from Never Events and Serious Incidents (SUIs) 

26 April 2022, 12pm – OQICAN Learning Forum (NOA members only)

19 October 2022, 9am - 5pm - NOA Annual Members’ Conference (NOA members only)

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Updates for NOA members
NOA Annual Members Conference Early Bird Registration Open
The second NOA Annual Members' Conference will take place in Birmingham on Wednesday 19 October 2022. Early registration is now open here. Watch this space for speaker details!

Interested in speaking?
We’d love to hear about any exciting projects, best practice, or other opportunities you would like to share with NOA members on the day. To put forward a speaker, email us on
NOA Hosts Thought-Provoking, Engaging and Uplifting Cost Improvement Programmes Workshop  

The NOA kicked off March by hosting its fourth Cost Improvement Prorammes (CIP) workshop which offered staff from NOA member organisations the opportunity to find out about successes and learnings across a wide range of CIP approaches.

Amanda Gaston of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital said, “The NOA CIP workshop was thought-provoking, engaging and uplifting.  The participants shared their own experiences and lots of best practice was identified. There is a wealth of knowledge and experience on how we can plan, deliver and report on productivity and efficiency savings – we have so much to learn from each other. It was great to be able to prompt people to think differently about productivity and efficiency. There’s a real opportunity for delivering benefits beyond the cost savings such as quality improvement.  I am looking forward to the next session already”.
Read more on the NOA website.

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OQICAN Learning Forum - 26 April 2022
The next Orthopaedic Quality Improvement and Clinical Audit (OQICAN) Learning Forum takes place on 26 April at 12pm. The forum  will look at case studies from a variety of NOA/OQICAN partner Trusts covering all stages of discharge optimisation, including setting patient expectations pre operatively, early mobilisation and ensuring that the discharge planning processes run smoothly.
We will discuss the approaches used to make these improvements, especially building on the existing evidence base and best practice, learning from audit, and achieving successful implementation and ongoing learning through Quality Improvement approaches. Find out more on the NOA website.
Industry news and events
BOA Annual Congress 2022
NOA is delighted to be exhibiting at this year's BOA Annual Congress taking place on 20 - 23 September at the ICC, Birmingham around the theme ‘Technology, Data and Recovery’. The congress will have four days of lectures, debates and discussions including three days of exhibition. Find out more on the BOA website.
#SolvingTogether Hip and Knee Replacement Challenge
#SolvingTogether is an initiative to capture, assess, test and share ideas that support elective recovery. It was initiated by Director of Transformation for NHS England and Improvement Tim Ferris. It takes the form of a crowdsourcing platform where people can post ideas, backed up by tweet chats. Find out more.
Using the Theatres data on the Model Health System to support elective recovery - 24 March 2022
Register for this webinar to find out how the new and updated Theatres data can support your elective recovery plans, in line with the Pathway Improvement Programme (PIP) and the High-Volume, Low-Capacity (HVLC) programme. Find out more
International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare
The International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare taking place in Gothenburg will bring togrther health and care professionals, carers, service users and leaders who are passionate about achieving reliable, equitable and safer care. Find out more 
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