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Notice of Public Board Meeting on Wednesday 7 June 2017

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Notice of Public Board Meeting on Wednesday 7 June 2017

The next meeting in public of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust NHS Trust Board will take place on Wednesday 7 June 2017 commencing at 1100h in the Board Room at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Headquarters.       

Members of the public and press are welcome to attend. The agenda for the public part of the meeting is available on the website.

Questions for the Board should be received by the Trust Board Administrator no later than 24hrs prior to the meeting by post or e-mail to: Trust Board Administrator, Mary Higgs at the Management Offices or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Dame Yve Buckland

Chairman

Public Bodies (Admissions to Meetings) Act 1960

Members of the Public and Press are entitled to attend these meetings although the Trust Board reserves the right to exclude, by Resolution, the Press and Public wherever publicity would be prejudicial to the public interest by reason of the confidential nature of the business to be transacted or for other special reasons, stated in the Resolution

We're in the top ten for experience!

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In a survey published today by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital has been listed in the top ten Foundations Trusts in the country for positive patient experience.

This is fantastic news and confirms what so many of our patients tell us every day.

The survey looked at the experiences of 77,850 people who received care at an NHS hospital in July 2016.

Our Trust was rated 8.9 out of 10. The rating takes into account the number of respondents as well as the scores for all other trusts. This is then used calculate whether a trust is performing better or worse than the majority of others.

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital scored highly for patient experience which is a really important measure. Twenty questions in the 2016 Adult Inpatient Survey contribute to Overall Patient Experience Scores, as outlined by NHS England, and which cover five domains of patient experience:

  • Access and waiting
  • Safe, high quality, co-ordinated care
  • Better information, more choice
  • Building closer relationships
  • Clean, friendly, comfortable place to be

The Adult Inpatient Survey is the longest running survey in the CQC’s NHS Patient Survey Programme (NPSP). Overall this year, the CQC survey found that patients’ experience of hospital care is holding up despite rising concerns in some areas.

Click here to read more about the findings of this survey

Sharing is caring

Sharing your experience when you visit is really important. We listen to everything you tell us and use it to improve how we provide care. If you’re a patient at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, fill in a form or leave a review and tell us what you think.

Notice of a meeting of the Council of Governors - Wednesday 15 March 2017

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Date: Friday 12 May 2017

Notice of a meeting of the Council of Governors

Notice is hereby given to all members of the Council of Governors of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust that a meeting of the Council of Governors will be held in the Board Room on Wednesday 17th May 2017 at 1400h to transact the business detailed on the attached agenda.

Members of the press and public are welcome to attend the public part of the agenda which commences at 1445h.

Questions for the Council of Governors should be received by the Associate Director of Governance & Company Secretary no later than 24hrs prior to the meeting by post or e-mail to Associate Director of Governance & Company Secretary, Simon Grainger-Lloyd, Trust Headquarters or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dame Yve Buckland

Chairman

Public Bodies (Admissions to Meetings) Act 1960

Members of the Public and Press are entitled to attend these meetings although the Council of Governors reserves the right to exclude, by Resolution, the Press and Public wherever publicity would be prejudicial to the public interest by reason of the confidential nature of the business to be transacted or for other special reasons, stated in the Resolution.

Celebrate 200 Years At Our Summer Fete!

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The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital is 200 years old this year!
 
On Saturday 8 July we're having a summer fete to celebrate our bicentenary. We'd love for you to come and join in the fun!
It should be a fun day with lots to see and do including games, crafts, stalls, face painting, a bouncy castle, a tombola, and a heritage exhibition. 

To find out more about the event, click here

 
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Notice of a meeting of the Council of Governors Wednesday 15 March 2017

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Date: Friday 10 March 2017

Notice of a meeting of the Council of Governors

Notice is hereby given to all members of the Council of Governors of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust that a meeting of the Council of Governors will be held in the Board Room on Wednesday 15th March 2017 at 1400h to transact the business detailed on the attached agenda.

Members of the press and public are welcome to attend the public part of the agenda which commences at 1415h.

Questions for the Council of Governors should be received by the Associate Director of Governance & Company Secretary no later than 24hrs prior to the meeting by post or e-mail to Associate Director of Governance & Company Secretary, Simon Grainger-Lloyd, Trust Headquarters or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dame Yve Buckland

Chairman

Public Bodies (Admissions to Meetings) Act 1960

Members of the Public and Press are entitled to attend these meetings although the Council of Governors reserves the right to exclude, by Resolution, the Press and Public wherever publicity would be prejudicial to the public interest by reason of the confidential nature of the business to be transacted or for other special reasons, stated in the Resolution.

Notice of Public Board Meeting on Wednesday 1 March 2017

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The next meeting in public of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust NHS Trust Board will take place on Wednesday 1 March 2017 commencing at 1100h in the Board Room at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Headquarters.

Members of the public and press are welcome to attend. The agenda for the public part of the meeting is available on the website.

Questions for the Board should be received by the Trust Board Administrator no later than 24hrs prior to the meeting by post or e-mail to: Trust Board Administrator, Jane Colley at the Management Offices or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Dame Yve Buckland

Chairman

Public Bodies (Admissions to Meetings) Act 1960

Members of the Public and Press are entitled to attend these meetings although the Trust Board reserves the right to exclude, by Resolution, the Press and Public wherever publicity would be prejudicial to the public interest by reason of the confidential nature of the business to be transacted or for other special reasons, stated in the Resolution

Nurse recruitment open day – you could leave with a job offer!

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We are recruiting Band 5 nurses to several departments – this is your chance to work for a world leading specialist hospital and gain experience you won’t get anywhere else. We are hosting a Recruitment Open Day on Saturday 4 March to discuss opportunities available. You could even walk away with a job!

Who we're looking for

  • People due to qualify as a Registered Adult or Children’s Nurse or Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) in 2017; and
  • People with experience of working as a Registered Nurse or ODP looking for a new challenge.

The open day will take place on Saturday 4 March, to discuss opportunities across specialities including:

  • Oncology and Teenage Cancer Trust
  • Spinal
  • Specialist orthopaedic surgery
  • Children and young people’s services
  • Admissions and Day Case Unit
  • High Dependency Unit – adult and paediatric
  • Pre-operative assessment clinic
  • Outpatients department
  • Theatres

Drop in on Saturday 4 March between 10am and 2pm in the Research and Teaching Centre at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital to:

  • Meet members of the team, to discuss the services and care we provide
  • Find out about preceptorship, professional development opportunities and rotational posts
  • Take a tour and see what facilities we have to offer
  • Have an interview

Our Head of Nursing Sue Smith said: “I’m really looking forward to meeting lots of nurses on 4 March and showing them the fantastic work we do here at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. We’ll be taking applications, carrying out drug calculations tests and interviewing people on the day. We have a great team here, and we really want to find the right people to join us and help us to continue to deliver excellent care to our patients.”

Free refreshments will be available.

Register your interest

To register your interest, please complete an application form before the Open Day. Alternatively, you can bring along your CV. Please also bring with you proof of identity and proof of address.

Find out more

If you have a question, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more.

The NOA: Improving Quality In Orthopaedic Care Across England

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The National Orthopaedic Alliance (NOA) has a simple, yet ambitious aim – to raise standards of orthopaedic care across England. It is an acute care collaboration (ACC) vanguard project, led by Specialist Orthopaedic Alliance (SOA) founder members:

Brought together towards the end of 2015 as part of NHS England’s New Care Models programme, the NOA builds on existing work that has been done by the SOA. The vanguard is based on a Quality Standards membership model founded on evidence-based descriptors of ‘what good looks like’ in orthopaedic care. It will create tools for providers and commissioners to enable them to consistently achieve quality and efficiency including a clear benchmarking system and will develop flexible contracting mechanisms to ensure that commissioners can adopt the quality assured new model of care in different local health systems. The NOA will also be seeking opportunities to support other specialties in adopting similar quality based membership models to drive improvements in care.

Fundamentally, the aim of the NOA is fourfold. The critical factor is improving clinical outcomes for patients.  Secondly, we want to improve the quality of life of patients, improve their overall experience and their confidence. Thirdly, we want to improve operational efficiency, and create savings across the orthopaedic specialty. Finally, we will create savings and quality improvements across other specialties.

It’s an exciting time for the NOA as momentum starts to build and work is underway writing our Quality Standards that will form the basis of how the vanguard works. We are also delighted to have received funding for year three of the project. We are excited to continue our work around developing Quality Standards for orthopaedic care while looking for opportunities to replicate our model across other specialties.

NOA Lead Chief Executive, Jo Chambers from the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham said:

“The NOA will be actively seeking new members to spread coverage of the standards and quality improvement approach. The quality standard will become a differentiating characteristic which we anticipate will support commissioners when determining where to commission provider services.”

NOA Lead Clinician, Peter Kay, who is leading on the Quality Standards said:

“The objective of the NOA vanguard is to improve the delivery of orthopaedics across the country and to recognise individual units for their excellence in delivery and outcomes in orthopaedic care, creating an improvement methodology to achieve excellence.

Key to achieving our objectives is the recognition of what ‘good looks like’. The Specialist Orthopaedic Alliance (SOA) holds much of the best practice and delivers excellent outcomes for the patients and because of this we have involved our members in writing the Quality Standards.

To do this we will use Best Practice from across the SOA along with a comprehensive set of information packs which have been written for us by the British Medical Journal.

We are kicking off with 7 pilots:

  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Periprosthetic Infection
  • Safety
  • Theatre efficiency
  • Enhanced Recovery
  • Coding and Costing

Further information

For further information visit: www.england.nhs.uk/vanguards/noa, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or follow @NOA_Vanguard on Twitter.