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Enter the awards

Please make sure you have read all the rules and criteria before entering. Your entry must be no longer than 1,000 words.

Good luck!

All entries must be in by midnight on 14 May or they won’t be valid.

Enter here 

All valid entries submitted to the Judges will be announced on this date.

Following the judge’s deliberations, the top 3 entries for each category will be announced. Our 2023 finalists!

All finalists will be asked to create a 7 minute powerpoint presentation with recorded audio for the judges. This will be used to decide the winners for each category and must be submitted no later than 1st August.

Invitations will be sent to all Finalists to attend Excellence in Orthopaedics Awards evening ceremony where the winners will be announced, and details about presenting their entry to fellow NOA members at the NOA Annual Members Conference.

Finalists will also be asked to support the NOA team to create their display poster summarising their entry. These posters will be available to view digitally on the NOA website and a large size foam board poster will be on display throughout the day during the NOA Annual Members Conference and during the evening awards ceremony. The finalists may take these foam board posters home with them.  

The Judges must receive all the Finalist’s powerpoint presentations with audio recording (no longer than 7 minutes!) by 1st August.

The judges will choose their winner for each category with the help of these presentations.

All winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 19 October.

19thOct– the NOA Annual Members Conference and Excellence in Orthopaedics Awards evening ceremony at the BCEC in Birmingham (click the links for all the information)

All Finalist have the opportunity to present their entry to fellow NOA members at the NOA Annual Members Conference during the day on 19 October. The Awards ceremony will take place in the evening.

Finalists have 3 complimentary seats for colleagues at the awards ceremony including drinks reception, 3 course dinner, DJ and dancing plus the opportunity for other colleagues to purchase further seats at a reduced cost to join the celebrations and support their Finalists.

Winning entries will receive a trophy, certificate and bottle of bubbly.

Download the Entry Pack for full details and key information.


All our judges are accomplished professionals with distinguished careers. Using the criteria, they’ll carefully consider your written submission. Scores from each judge are added together to determine the finalists in each category. The judges will decide the winners of each category after reviewing presentations with audio accompaniment and much deliberation!

Lived Experience Partner for NHS England, Chair of Camden’s NHS patient and public engagement group and Co-Founder of CamPain

NHS England National Director of Clinical Improvement and Elective Recovery, and Chair of GIRFT

Oliver-Adebayo RESIZED

Immediate Past President, British Orthopaedic Trainees Association and Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery Specialist Registrar

Director of the GIRFT Programme

Health Psychologist, National Specialist Clinical Advisor in Personalised Care/MSK, NHS England and Improvement

Category Director for NHS Supply Chain: Orthopaedics, Trauma and Spine, and Ophthalmology

Chief Executive of the North West London ICS (NWICS)

Consultant Orthopaedic Hip and Knee Surgeon
Board Member (Secretary) IODA
Trustee British Association Black Surgeons
Member British Hip Society Cultural & Diversity Committee
Member Medical Women’s Federation
Associate Professor American University of the Caribbean
External Examiner UWI Medical School

GIRFT National Delivery Director, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)