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Information for Sponsors

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The ROH has a range of specialist services and capabilities to support any orthopaedic research programme including:

1. World leading clinical specialists with a track record in delivering high quality research on time and target.
 
2. A dedicated, highly trained and experienced multidisciplinary research support team to provide:
  • Advice and assistance in obtaining relevant regulatory permissions for research
  • A clear line of communication for all costing/financial aspects of setting up a research project within the Trust
  • Dedicated multidisciplinary study teams focussed on delivering studies to the highest quality standards
  • A strong track record of recruiting patients to time and target
  • Highly trained specialist research nurses to carry out clinical activities
  • Support from data managers who ensure accurate recording and timely submission of research data to coordinating centres
  • Dedicated research pharmacy staff to support any pharmacological aspects
  • Robust monitoring and research governance systems to ensure quality and regulatory conformity throughout the research process
  • Research physiotherapists and extended scope practitioners to provide research design expertise and to delivery therapeutic intervention
The majority of our staff are employed to carry out research and have no other routine service commitments; research is what we do.
 
3. We also have our own licensed and ethically approved Tissue Bank which is set up to collect, store and provide human tissue for research projects. To apply for access to our tissue bank please download and completed the following application form:
 
Once complete, please email to the address below.

4. Dedicated research laboratory with capabilities ranging from simple sample processing and storage to exploratory regenerative medicine techniques.

5. Dedicated research clinic and access to the physiotherapy gym to undertake all outpatient or day-case patient activities in accordance with protocol requirements.
 
6. Trust-wide electronic patient screening tools to aid the identification of suitable participants
 
7. A range of specialist clinical support services across the Trust including, radiology (CT/MRI/US), pathology, pharmacy, physiotherapy.
 
8. Established agreements with external clinical support services including microbiology, cardiology.
 
9. If you are interested in using The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital as a site for your study or trial please contact our Governance Team either by phoning on 0121 685 4316 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Current Collaborations

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We are proud to be a member of the National Orthopaedic Alliance. The NOA (previously the Specialist Orthopaedic Alliance) was created in the late 1990s by a group of specialist orthopaedic centres dedicated to providing orthopaedic services. It was created to raise awareness of specialist orthopaedics, enhance services and quality of experience. You can find out more here.

Click on the thumbnails below to find out more about some of the hospitals, universities and companies we worked with.

 

   
       
       

 

 

 

Annual General Meeting – Oct 10th 2019

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We would like to invite members of the public to our Annual General Meeting (AGM), which takes place this October at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital.

The AGM is an opportunity for us to reflect on how the Trust has performed over the last year, celebrate our successes and pioneering plans for the future, and present our annual report and accounts. It is also the chance for the public to have their opinions on our services heard. There will be stalls displaying this year’s work, as well as some new exciting projects for 2019/20. Free refreshments will be provided, with health advice and massages also on offer for all attendees on the day. Everyone is welcome.

Free parking is available on-site; however, this may be limited due to ongoing building work to provide the hospital with brand new theatre and ward facilities. For information on getting to the hospital, use the Plan My Visit page here.

Please register your attendance online here

Date: Thursday 10th October 2019.

Time: 4pm – 7pm (4pm – 5pm networking, refreshments and stalls).

Venue: The Knowledge Hub (Gate C), The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, The Woodlands, Bristol Rd South, Birmingham, B31 2AP.

Agenda: pdf AGM Agenda 2018 19 (472 KB)

For more information, please call 0121 685 4379.

Notice of Public Board Meeting on Wednesday 4 September 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 4 September 2019 commencing at 1030h 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

JointCare goes from strength to strength

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An innovative hip and knee pathway developed at Birmingham’s Royal Orthopaedic Hospital (ROH) has been nominated for a national award.

JointCare, which was developed at the Northfield hospital, is a modern hip and knee replacement service for NHS patients. At the heart of the JointCare programme is patient education which helps people prepare for their procedure and rehabilitation. Patients work with physiotherapists just hours after their surgery as the evidence suggests this aids recovery. The service is helping many hip and knee replacement patients to get home just 24 – 48 hours after their operation. It brings together an experienced and highly skilled team. The goal with JointCare is to provide seamless, efficient care and have patients healthy and doing the things they enjoy as quickly as possible.​

The ROH is the only hospital in the UK where JointCare is available. Patient feedback for JointCare has been excellent and the service has been bolstered by recent events organised by the Trust where patients and their families were invited to catch up and share their experiences. 

In addition to positive feedback from patients, JointCare has now been recognised by the Forward Healthcare Awards, who have shortlisted the programme in the Acute or Specialist Services Redesign category this year. The awards celebrate and share great work across health and care with a new range of categories including Excellence in Communication and Engagement, Patient Digital Participation, Service Redesign and Innovation. The winners will be decided on 25th September.

The nomination comes just days after the hospital was nominated for Acute or Specialist Trust of the Year at the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards 2019, the most coveted accolade in UK healthcare.

JointCare Project Manager Alicia Stanton says: “The JointCare team is thrilled with this nomination. Improving the quality of care for orthopaedic patients drives everything we do, and to be recognised in this way is a real boost for the whole team. We hope to build on the fantastic work JointCare has already achieved and continue to improve outcomes for our patients.”

You can find out more about whether JointCare is right for you here.

ROH shortlisted for Trust of the Year

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HSJ

Royal Orthopaedic Hospital shortlisted for Trust of the Year

We are delighted to announce that The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (ROH) has been nominated for a top national award.

The Trust has been shortlisted in the category of Acute or Specialist Trust of the Year at the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards, one of the most highly-contested prizes in healthcare.

The annual awards celebrate innovation and best practice across a number of categories with this year’s winners to be announced at a ceremony in London on Wednesday 6 November. The Acute or Specialist Trust of the Year Award recognises trusts which are offering excellent, patient-centric care built on strong engagement between clinicians within and beyond the organisation. In particular, the HSJ looks to award this to an organisation with a clear understanding of how they will need to adapt to create a viable long-term local health economy.

The judging panel, made up of a diverse range of highly influential and respected figures within the healthcare community, have shortlisted the ROH despite the tough competition from hundreds of excellent applicants. The Trust has been selected based on their ambition, visionary spirit and the demonstrable positive impact that they have had on patient and staff experiences within the healthcare sector. 

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital ranks among the top hospitals in the NHS for patient experience. They perform well in all national patient surveys, including the National Inpatient Survey and the Friend and Family Test. For the National Inpatient Survey, in the last three years, the Trust remained in the top 20% of trusts and has continued to improve. Last year, the ROH was highlighted as one of the Trust’s that had improved considerably more than expected and following an inspection from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), they had their rating improved to ‘Good’. In the past two years, the Trust has transformed their performance and made excellent progress in delivering Quality Priorities, including reducing the number of avoidable pressure ulcers, implementing and embedding a learning from deaths culture and reducing the number of formal complaints. The Trust is improving financial stability year on year; this includes successfully attaining their control total through maximising their income and reducing their costs. They work in partnership with the National Orthopaedic Alliance (NOA), the Birmingham and Solihull Transformation Partnership (STP) and the Birmingham and Solihull Orthopaedic Alliance (BSOLOA), as well as industry partners such as Stryker, who have supported them to introduce new treatments like robotic-assisted surgery and have helped them to optimise their hip and knee replacement pathways through their Jointcare programme. In May 2019 the Trust broke ground on a new complex that will provide four new operating theatres and a 23-bed ward, and enable them to treat an additional 2,500 local patients each year. This capital investment will support them and their partners to be more sustainable, meet demand and offer amazing care.

Joanne Williams, Chief Executive at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, says: “We are absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted for Acute or Specialist Trust of the Year. It is a testament to the commitment and dedication of our amazing staff members over the last 12 months that we have been chosen among such wonderful fellow nominees. The ROH is committed to improving the care and experience for our patients and this nomination will be not only a boost to our staff but also to those continued efforts to improve our services.”

HSJ editor Alistair Mclellan, comments: “We would like to congratulate The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust on being nominated in the category of Acute or Specialist Trust of the Year ahead of this year’s 2019 HSJ awards. We are looking forward to welcoming them to the ceremony in November, to join us in recognising the very best achievements and innovations in the healthcare sector. The entrants this year have been of incredible calibre, and each of the finalists in this category have been chosen based on their outstanding commitment to excellence in healthcare.”

You can read the rest of the shortlist here: https://awards.hsj.co.uk/2019-shortlist

 

Notice of Public Board Meeting on Wednesday 3 July 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 3 July 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

Notice of Public Board Meeting on Wednesday 5 June 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 5 June 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