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Awards 2022

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.

Awards ceremony – all finalists have been invited to present their projects and initiatives at the Annual Members Conference and the evening awards ceremony taking place on 19 October where the winners will be announced.

A limited number of seats are available to NOA members for the awards ceremony. Full details and to book

The Directors Award– as part of the evening NOA Director, Ann Hoey will be presenting a special award to a lucky recipient in recognition of demonstrating NOA values of support and collaboration.

THE WINNERS

  • South West Ambulatory Orthopaedic Centre A revolutionary collaborative approach to delivering orthopaedic surgery and tackling the backlog.Download project poster
  • Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS TrustTelemedicine in Ponseti Management of Clubfoot Deformity Download project poster
  •  In recognition of going above and beyond in demonstrating the NOA values of support and collaboration – Matt Revell, Medical Director, The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. 

THE FINALISTS

  • North Bristol TrustThe STAR Care PathwayDownload project poster
  • South West London Elective Orthopaedic CentreElective Orthopaedic Re-shape and RecoveryDownload project poster
  • South West Ambulatory Orthopaedic Centre A revolutionary collaborative approach to delivering orthopaedic surgery and tackling the backlog.Download project poster
  • Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust1st Person Patient Pathway Videos to Decrease Anxiety for Special Needs Patients.Download project poster
  • Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS TrustTelemedicine in Ponseti Management of Clubfoot Deformity Download project poster
  • Oxford University Hospitals NHSFTRobotics in Spinal Download project poster Surgery

Meet the Judges

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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Future Health Works, also known as ‘myrecovery’ provide a highly configurable digital platform consisting of the myrecovery patient app, patient portal and provider dashboard.

Originally designed to inform, educate and empower patients, the platform now includes patient education, remote care, PROMS, virtual pre-assessment, exercise prescription through to full pathway optimisation and care navigation solutions.

MSK.ai is a turnkey solution supporting the full MSK vertical and end-to-end pathway from first presentation & self-management through to surgical episodes and long-term follow-up.

Future Health Works are now part of Healthcare Outcomes Performance Company, the largest provider of MSK value-based care in the US.

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Silver sponsors

Open Medical Ltd is the company behind the market-leading Pathpoint Ⓡ platform – a bespoke care pathway management system, clinically designed for end-to-end digital workflows, streamlining departments, hospitals and regions and encompassing many different specialities. Open Medical’s platforms serve thousands of healthcare professionals across over 100 NHS sites in the UK and HSE in Ireland, providing over 250 customised digital patient care pathways, including the trauma & orthopaedics clinical workflow platform eTrauma, NHS accredited PROMs and a comprehensive suite of elective surgical pathways.

www.openmedical.co.uk

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Silver sponsors

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. We offer innovative products and services in Medical and Surgical, Neurotechnology, Orthopaedics and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. Our joint replacement solutions offer you the combination of market-leading implants for the hip, knee, ankle and shoulder along with Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology and Performance Solutions consultative services for the orthopaedic service line.

www.stryker.com

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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