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The National Orthopaedic Alliance (NOA) is a membership organisation that brings together orthopaedic providers across the country to put orthopaedics at the top of the agenda. The alliance is multidisciplinary and leads on collaboration across all orthopaedic services by providing opportunities for members to share experiences and address shared challenges with an aim of delivering consistent, high quality care for patients nationwide. We provide a voice for member organisations who feel that alone they can’t influence change. The NOA has member Trusts nationwide and works closely with key stakeholders in orthopaedics including Getting it Right First Time (GIRFT) and the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA).

Find out about some of our work and about our member benefits.

The NOA is led by the below founder member organisations: 

  • Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre)
  • Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust
  • The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

These are joined by the following non-specialist trusts:

  • Barts Health NHS Trust
  • Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
  • East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
  • Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • North Bristol NHS Trust
  • Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre
  • Greater Manchester Orthopaedic Alliance:
    • Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
    • Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
    • Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
    • Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
    • Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
    • Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NOA Founder)


The National Orthopaedic Alliance  was originally established as the Specialist Orthopaedic Alliance (SOA), a membership organisation of specialist orthopaedic providers offering benchmarking and buddying for members, and a more powerful voice for the specialty. In 2015, members of the SOA were successful in their bid to create the NOA vanguard through the NHS England New Care Models programme. This enabled the membership to grow and lay the foundation for the NOA as we know it today.