This year is the National Orthopaedic Alliance’s first ever Annual Members’ Conference. It has an amazing agenda that complements the aims and objectives the alliance has on behalf of its members to put Orthopedics at the top of the agenda, provide opportunities for members to share experiences and address shared challenges, support members to deliver consistent, high quality care for patients nationwide and provide a voice for member organisations who feel that alone they can’t influence change.
For me, this conference represents an opportunity to celebrate all of NOA’s achievements throughout the pandemic and look forward to the coming years of recovery and restoration of orthopaedic services. It also gives NOA the opportunity to reconnect and interact with its members in a way we have not been able to since March 2020 – to hear from them in person where their challenges lie and how, as an alliance, we can support them to overcome them.
It will also give us an opportunity to listen to how patients are feeling and address how we can better support those on waiting lists and those in pain.
NOA’s Lead Clinician, Peter Kay who is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS FT will be chairing a panel at the conference with representatives from orthopaedic societies titled – ‘What’s in Store for 2022?’. When I asked him how he felt about the upcoming conference, he said:
‘The National Orthopaedic Alliance supports the entire Orthopaedic unit and provides a national and collective voice for issues that are common. The Annual Members’ Conference will give members the opportunity to share experiences and lessons learnt while the presentations will give pointers and solutions to the issues and challenges, they are facing.’
To find out more about the day and to register click here.
NOA Deputy Director
Ann manages and implements the day to day operations of the NOA. She leads the team who is responsible for administrative, communications and executive services for the alliance and project manages all NOA led workstreams.