A new NHS service at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham could get you home just 24-48 hours after a hip or knee replacement.
The Birmingham Hip Resurfacing enables thousands of patients, including many high profile athletes
Most of us in the UK will have lower back pain at some point in our lives.
While clinicians are very good at treating lower back pain caused by the spine or muscles, there is a lack of understanding of how pain can be caused by the sacroiliac (SI) joint.
Now spinal surgeons at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital are helping to highlight the importance of the SI joint in lower back pain and the treatment options available to patients.
The iFuse treatement
A treatment called iFuse (which has been approved by NICE), has been found to be 90% effective for patients with chronic, severe SI joint pain. It is minimally invasive and can replace steroid injections
This is the first time that a minimally invasive surgical implant to treat the debilitating pain caused by chronic SI joint problems has been approved for routine use in the NHS.
NICE estimates that 33% of the adult population of England has lower back pain; of whom 22% (646,000 people) have pain due specifically to SI Joint problems, yet according to NICE’s own estimates, only a tiny proportion of patients receive treatment for their condition, due to lack of awareness among the public and poor rates of diagnosis by clinicians.
NICE acknowledged the iFuse Implant System has unique benefits, including the improvement of quality of life for over 90% of patients presenting with prolonged, severe pain due to problems specifically with their SI joint, which lies at the bottom of the spine where it joins to the pelvis. The iFuse Implant is a triangular, titanium peg, which has a rough surface allowing new bone to grow on to it; to fuse the joint so it stops joint motion and associated pain.
The iFuse treatment is available at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. You can find out more about whether this treatment could help you by reading this SI joint information leaflet. You can also view symptoms here.
Because the pain caused by the SI joint is not well understood, you can support your GP or clinician in their diagnosis by reading about questions to ask your GP or clinician
On Sunday 7 April we’re running an open day for qualified Nurses to let you know about the great job opportunities at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. What’s more, after a short interview you could leave with a job offer on the same day!
Fantastic job opportunities at a unique Trust
The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital is a special Trust that offers a working experience unique in the West Midlands. As a specialist elective Trust it’s very different here than in other local hospitals:
- Family friendly and flexible hours
- Excellent overtime opportunities at a competitive rate
- Excellent training and development opportunities.
- Full support for newly qualified staff
- Positive and supportive leadership and multidisciplinary working
- Innovative surgery at the cutting-edge of orthopaedic care
- Well located site on a central road with easy transport links
- Fun social events throughout the year
- A staff wellbeing programme
- A positive, values-based culture
- A bright future of growth and expansion
Who we’re looking for
We have a number of exciting roles for Band 5 Qualified Nurses. Newly qualified Nurses are welcome to apply as well and will enjoy a full preceptorship programme. Find out more about the roles here.
Come to our Open Day!
Our open day will give you a chance to meet our Nurses and find out why they choose to work at ROH. You’ll have the opportunity to tour our facilities and find out whether ROH is a good fit for you. If you like what you see you’ll be able to book yourself an afternoon interview slot between 12:30 – 3pm. You could leave with a new job on the same day!
Parking is free and you can drop in at any point during the day for a chat. There’ll be free refreshments and crèche facilities, so if you’ve got the little ones with you, no problem!
Programme for the day
Please arrive at Gate C (the main entrance). Free parking is available if required.
10am – 12noon
- Trust guided tours: take a look at our facilities
- Our Wards, our words: chat with Nurses from each area
- Ask a question: talk to our team and ask questions
- Refreshments served throughout
12:30 – 3pm: Interviews
Interviews will consist of a numeracy test (20 minutes) If successful, this will be followed by an interview with two members of staff.
What to bring to your interview:
- Passport or drivers’ licence
- Proof of address (within 3 months)
- Your national insurance number
Date: Friday 11 January 2019
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 16 January 2019 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 1410h.
Dame Yve Buckland
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.
The next meeting in public of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust NHS Trust Board will take place on Wednesday 9 January 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 pdf available here (8.41 MB) .
Dame Yve Buckland
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
Statement on medical device and implant safety
The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital is growing for the future. We have a number of exciting vacancies at our Trust. Click here to find out more.