Awards

About the Awards

The NOA Excellence in Orthopaedics Awards recognise NOA member organisations, projects and teams that have distinguished themselves through exemplary contributions, influence, and commitment to transforming services across orthopaedics – both clinically and non-clinically. 

The pandemic has created unprecedented challenges and the Awards are an opportunity to not only celebrate achievement despite these challenges but to share best practice and promote continued collaboration in orthopaedics nationwide.

2022 will be the inaugural year for the awards which will take place on the evening of 19 October 2022 following the NOA Annual Members’ Conference. It’s an exciting time and we would love you to get involved!

The Short-list

  • South West London Elective Orthopaedic CentreSustainability
  • South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre – Device reuse and refurbishment
  • South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre – Recycling of Walking Aids
  • Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthoapedic Hospital NHSFTThe RJAH Green Plan
  • North Bristol TrustThe STAR Care Pathway
  • South West London Elective Orthopaedic CentreThe Spine Pain Referral Multidisciplinary Team Meeting
  • South West London Elective Orthopaedic CentreElective Orthopaedic Re-shape and Recovery
  • Royal Devon University Healthcare NHSFTA revolutionary collaborative approach to delivering orthopaedic surgery and tackling the backlog
  • North Bristol Trust The STAR Care Pathway
  • South West London Elective Orthopaedic CentreSpine Referral Project
  • Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHSFTMyrecovery Project (Electronic Data Collection & Supporting Patients with Self-Management)
  • Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust –Implementing Use of Body Cameras to Support and Protect Colleagues and Patients
  • Wrightington Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHSFT – WWL Steps4Wellness
  • Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHSFT – Path of Positivity
  • Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHSFT – Financial Wellbeing
  • Barts Health NHS Trust- Newham Hospital – Staff Wellbeing
  • Barts Health NHS TrustTransport Team wellbeing
  • Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust1st Person Patient Pathway Videos to Decrease Anxiety for Special Needs Patients
  • Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS TrustTelemedicine in Ponseti Management of Clubfoot Deformity
  • Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust – Streamlining Processes to Achieve Excellence     (S P A C E D) Project
  • Oxford University Hospitals NHSFTRobotics in Spinal Surgery
  • South West London Elective Orthopaedic CentreArtificial Intelligence in Total Hip Arthroplasty

Meet the Judges

What happens next?

  • Long list announcement – Late July 2022. Everyone on the Long list will receive official recognition.
  • Long list judging- the judging panel will select the Short list for each category
  • Short list announcement – Early August 2022. Everyone on the Short list will receive official recognition.
  • Short list judging – the judging panel will select the finalists in each category
  • Finalist announcement during the last week of August
  • Awards ceremony – all finalists will be invited to the Annual Members Conference and the evening awards ceremony taking place on 19 October where the winners will be announced

Award Sponsors

Gold sponsors

NEC’s Software Solutions (formerly Northgate) are proud to be the registry platform of choice for a number of globally recognised registries including the National Joint Registry (NJR), the European Spine Registry (SpineTango) and the National Vascular Registry (NVR).

NEC’s Registries platform supports the secure collection and management of registry data to enable clinicians, providers and regulatory authorities to monitor and report on the safety and effectiveness of treatment. 

NEC’s data services enable those involved in patient care to track the success of treatments and compare treatments and outcomes across patient groups, hospitals, surgeons and medical devices.  These services form part of an effective post-market monitoring and surveillance model for medical devices both in the UK and globally. 

www.necsws.com/registries 

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Edge Health is aspecialist UK healthcare analytics, strategy and change management consultancy that uses data and insights to improve the delivery of health and care services so that better outcomes can be delivered more efficiently.

Edge Health has a wide variety of expertise and specialist skills in data science and health economics. Through working closely with clinical and operational professionals, their project team provides rigorous and innovative analysis to help understand and support better evidence-based decision making.

www.edgehealth.co.uk

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Be a part of the inaugural NOA Excellence in orthopedics Awards by becoming a sponsor. You can find details of our  sponsorship packages below. Get in touch with us on info.noa@nhs.net to find out more

  • Recognition as a Gold Sponsor on all promotional material for the NOA Excellence in Orthopaedics Awards including  branding on the NOA website, all award related emails, printed material and the NOA newsletter
  • Advert in printed Awards material
  • Logo used in digital promotion during NOA Annual Members’ Conference and Awards
  • Opportunity to contribute to the NOA blog
  • Company name mentioned in association with a specific award
  • Opportunity to address the audience during the welcome remarks at the Awards
  • Opportunity to present an Award to the winner of your named award
  • A table for up to 4 colleagues at the awards ceremony
  • Exhibition space to promote your organisation at the NOA Annual Members’ Conference taking place during the day on 19 October
  • Opportunity to use ‘Gold Sponsor of the NOA Excellence in Orthopaedics Awards’ in your marketing material
  • Regular social media mentions (Twitter and LinkedIn) in the lead up to, during and after the awards
  • Opportunity to meet the NOA Board  following the Awards to discuss opportunities to work together
  • Recognition as a Silver Sponsor on all promotional material for the NOA Excellence in Orthopaedics Awards including branding on NOA website, all award related emails, printed material and the NOA newsletter
  • Logo used in digital promotion during NOA Annual Members’ Conference and Awards
  • A table for up to 2 colleagues at the award ceremony
  • Exhibition space to promote your organisation at the NOA Annual Members’ Conference taking place during the day on 19 October
  • Opportunity to use ‘Silver Sponsor of the NOA Excellence in Orthopaedics Awards’ in your marketing material
  • Regular social media mentions (Twitter and LinkedIn) in the lead up to, during and after the awards
  • Recognition as a Bronze Sponsor on all promotional material for the NOA Excellence in Orthopaedics Awards including branding on NOA website, all award related emails, printed material and the NOA newsletter
  • Logo used in digital promotion during NOA Annual Members’ Conference and Awards
    Opportunity to use ‘Bronze sponsor of the NOA Excellence in Orthopaedics Awards’ in your marketing material
  • Regular social media mentions (Twitter and LinkedIn) in the lead up to, during and after the awards

Award Categories and Criteria

General Awards Criteria

  • Entries must relate to work carried out within the last 12 months – judging will be focused on this timeframe.
  • Entrants must be a member organisation of the NOA

You can view the categories and specific criteria below.

This award celebrates organisations that are accelerating progress towards achieving the NHS target of net zero carbon emissions by 2045. 

Judges will be looking for organisations who are exhibiting some or all of the below: 

  • Taking a strategic approach to accelerating the broader net-zero and sustainability agenda
  • Deploying new energy saving technologies, systems and innovation into the workplace
  • Engaging colleagues, patients, communities, and other key stakeholders to improve sustainability on the road to net zero carbon emissions by 2045
  • Showing a commitment to making a corporate impact and enhancing the contribution net zero initiatives make to orthopaedics and the wider NHS
  • Working effectively with procurement and supply chain

This award is for a partnership initiative driving transformation and improving orthopaedic services.

Judges will be looking for organisations who are exhibiting some or all of the below: 

  • Showing ambition to address challenges in orthopaedics through partnerships/integration
  • Demonstrating how they have collaborated with one or more partners (within or outside the NHS) to achieve a significant success in improving the delivery of orthopaedic services
  • Spreading best practice with the project being shared and/or replicated elsewhere
  • Involving relevant staff, patients and partners and securing their buy-in to realise the success
  • Evidence of working within provider collaborative/Integrated Care Systems (ICS)

This award recognises the outstanding work of an organisation going above and beyond to support patients waiting for elective orthopaedic surgery.

Judges will be looking for organisations who are exhibiting some or all of the below:  

  • Supporting waiting list patients in the best way possible while they are in their own homes to reduce negative outcomes
  • Showing exceptional impact on the experience of patients waiting for surgery
  • Communicating effectively with patients while they wait
  • Developing approaches with patients to ensure that they are supported in the best way possible

This award recognises successful delivery of a staff wellbeing initiative within an organisation.

Judges will be looking for organisations who are exhibiting some or all of the below: 

  • Providing provision to help staff improve their wellbeing, for example, to improve their diet or fitness levels or emotional wellbeing
  • Effectively communicating their wellbeing message and positively engaging staff
  • Encouraging employees to take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing
  • Building partnerships with relevant stakeholders
  • Demonstrating how they have put initiatives in place which build a positive relationship and integrated wellbeing into organisations strategy
  • Demonstrate measurable improvements e.g. staff survey scores

This award will be given to an organisation that demonstrates a clear, significant, and successful digital innovation that has transformed outcomes, developed processes, and improved patient care.

Judges will be looking for organisations who are exhibiting some or all of the below: 

  • Creating opportunities to streamline processes to assist with patient care
  • Addressing a challenge in orthopaedics that could see service advances as a result
  • Using innovation to support the delivery of patient pathways and improve outcomes for patients
  • Helping to shape the future of orthopaedic services and systems

Reasons to Enter (Please note, entries are now closed)

  • By entering, you will be helping to raise the profile of the fantastic work taking place in orthopaedics and supporting the NOA to put orthopaedics at the top of the agenda
  • Finalists will receive a certificate and logo to use and will be promoted across NOA platforms
  • Finalists will get a free place to attend an in-person award ceremony
  • Winning entries will receive a trophy and logo to use as part of marketing activities and will be promoted across NOA platforms
  • Finalists will have the opportunity to present your project(s) at the NOA Annual Members’ Conference