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Notice of a meeting of the Council of Governors

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Date: Friday 10 January 2020

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 15 January 2020 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.

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.

​Our CQC inspection report: rated 'GOOD'

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Today the CQC released their inspection report of The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital.

Our overall rating is ‘good’ and it’s fantastic to see a sea of green confirming what we already know; this is a safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led organisation. Take a look at our old and new rating table:

VISUAL 14 to 19

Comments from the CQC

  • Staff felt respected, supported and valued.
  • The trust had a vision for what it wanted to achieve
  • The trust promoted equality and diversity
  • The trust had an open culture
  • Staff engaged with patients, staff and the public
  • Staff are committed to continually learning and improving services
  • Staff treated patients with compassion and kindness
  • They worked together as a team to benefit patients

Reflecting on what we have accomplished in 2019

This has been an important year for ROH. Our CQC report echoes the progress we have made – in quality, clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, staffing, continuous improvement and in developing our estate. We look forward to making even more improvements in 2020.

Introducing your staff awards shortlist

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We are thrilled to announce the shortlist for the Leading Lights staff awards 2020! This list was decided by a panel of judges made up of representatives from across the Trust. Thank you to everyone who nominated – this year looks set to be our biggest year yet. The winners will be decided at a ceremony on Friday 7 February 2020 at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. See below or download the shortlist as a PDF here:

Finalist Poster v2

Christmas hampers for the community

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For 12 years, Northfield Community Partnership (NCP) have been delivering a range of vital services from their hub in the heart of Northfield, working with over 10,000 people every year. These services contribute to the overall wellbeing of the local community, including job support, volunteering opportunities, health and financial services. This year, we have offered to help provide Christmas hampers to the NCP, which will be available to anyone who needs them.

Your generosity has already been fantastic, as we have seen the donation boxes overflowing. Some offices and departments have been collecting donations in their own boxes, or you can drop off any donations to the reception desk in Trust HQ. We have delivered some donations to the NCP already, with another box full ready to go!

Below is a list of suggested items for donation, however this is not exhaustive:

Food

  • Cereal
  • Pasta
  • Nuts
  • Rice
  • Tinned meat and fish
  • Tinned vegetables
  • Tinned fruit
  • Tinned/packaged soup
  • UHT milk
  • Broth or stock
  • Cooking oils (vegetable, olive etc.)
  • Crackers
  • Dried herbs or spices
  • Biscuits
  • Fruit juice
  • Tea/coffee
  • Squash
  • Crisps
  • Ketchup
  • Dried fruit

Toiletries

  • Deodorant
  • Shower gel
  • Shaving gel
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Hand wipes
  • Feminine products (sanitary towels, tampons)
  • Baby supplies (nappies, baby wipes and baby food)
  • Mouthwash
  • Body lotion
  • Facewash
  • Dental floss
  • Comb/hairbrush

Thank you for your support. If you have any further questions about the hampers, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Notice of Public Board Meeting on Wednesday 6 November 2019

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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 6 November 2019 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, Claire Kettle 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

NHS 111 - Think you need medical help right now?

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On 21st October, NHS England and NHS Improvement is introducing a campaign to increase awareness of how NHS 111 can help you decide the best course of action to take when you have an urgent but non-life-threatening health concern.

NHS 111 allows you to have access to advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by phone and online and, if necessary, they can arrange for you to speak to relevant healthcare professionals, including nurses, emergency dentists, or even GPs.

The advisors can also arrange face-to-face appointments, and if you are assessed as needing an ambulance, one will be sent directly. NHS 111 is available to offer advice on the best course of action.

NHS 111 provides you with a convenient way to get the right help or advice when you need it. Whether over the phone or online, NHS 111 will ensure that you get the right care, from the right person, as quickly as possible.

So, if you think you need urgent medical help, call 111 or go online at 111.nhs.uk

‘Help Us Help You’ know what to do.

Have you got the NHS App?

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At home or on the move, with the new NHS App you can book appointments at your GP surgery, order repeat prescriptions, set organ donation preferences and check symptoms. 

The app has been developed by the NHS and has been designed to help millions of people get more information about their health and care - and more control of how they use NHS services. New functions and services will also be added in the coming months. Why not download it and try it out?

 What does the NHS App do? 

The NHS App allows you to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.  

You can use it wherever you are, at any time. It puts valuable information about your health and treatments at your fingertips. 

You can: 

  • book and cancel appointments at your GP surgery
  • order repeat prescriptions
  • view your GP medical record
  • register for organ donation and change your donation preferences
  • use the symptoms checker, including an A to Z of conditions and treatment advice from the NHS website
  • access 111 Online, for advice on self-care and whether urgent help is needed.

Is my information safe? 

Just like a banking app, we will carefully check your identity during the simple registration process. The app has been designed, built and tested so that your personal information is always safe and secure. 

How to register through the NHS App 

Download the app from your mobile device’s app store and follow the easy step-by-step registration instructions. It will help if you know your NHS number, and have a form of ID (passport or driving license) to hand.