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PROGRAMME - 2023

This page is subject to updates, please check regularly. 

 

Room Plan- for details of the room locations 

please see the map at the bottom of the page.

The conference is CPD certified. All attendees will receive a certificate. Learn more about the Continuing Professional Development Service

Please note the Conference is an in-person event only. Live streaming and recordings of the sessions will not be available. We encourage you to attend the conference to benefit from the variety of topics explored, meeting peers and sharing knowledge .

Head to the Mercian Suite on the top floor of the BCEC (see map at bottom of page) to register your attendance, grab a coffee and a bite to eat. Plus:

  • Join the Conference Sponsor’s breakfast workshop (8:45-9:15am in Mercian 2, more details below)
  • Visit our sponsors and exhibitor stands
  • View the posters of the finalists of the 2023 NOA Excellence in Orthopaedics Awards in Mercian 2
  • Network with fellow NOA members
  • Chat with the NOA Board members and NOA team. 

Plus, your chance to have your say about the NOA by taking part in our annual evaluation.

Mercian 2
8:45- 9:15am

Globally, more than 1,000,000 patients have undergone Mako joint replacement procedure for either total knee, total hip or partial knee replacement.

Visit the Stryker stand to see a demonstration of this innovative and proven technology in action. Attendees will get an opportunity to operate the Mako robotic arm.

Mako SmartRobotics … What is it?

Scan. Before surgery, a CT scan of the arthritic joint is taken and used to develop a 3D virtual model. This allows the surgeon to evaluate bone structure, disease severity, joint alignment and even the surrounding bone and tissue.

Plan. Mako’s 3D virtual model of your joint enables the surgeon to create a personalized surgery plan based on the patient’s unique anatomy.

Mako Can. During surgery, the surgeon guides Mako’s robotic arm, which uses AccuStop™ haptic technology, so they can cut less and help protect healthy bone. Mako can lead to better outcomes, like less pain and shorter recovery times compared to traditional joint replacement surgery.

Mercian 1
9:30- 10:00am

The Conference will be opened by NOA Lead CEO, and Chief Executive of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital,  Jo Williams.

Jo will be joined by Stacey-Lea Keegan, CEO and Mike Carr, COO,  from the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt as well as Louise Morton, Chief Nurse from Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital to reflect on their own Trust’s reality in the past year for MSK strategy.

Mercian 1

10:00-10:45am

An overview of the NHSEI MSK strategy

National Clinical Director for MSK – NHS England, Andy Bennett provides an overview of the current challenges and opportunities within MSK leading to an update with regard to the iterative strategy to support systems to recover, enable improvement and accelerate transformation. 

Best MSK Health programme resources can be found via the Future NHS Collaboration platform:  https://future.nhs.uk/NationalMSKHealth/grouphome

Mercian 1
10:45- 11:30am

Future of the Trauma and Orthopaedic workforce and delivery of MSK care

Join Simon Hodkinson, BOA President, for valuable insights into key clinical challenges in orthopaedics, their alignment with the national MSK strategy, and their impact on the future of care delivery. Simon will talk about the T&O workforce current and future needs/development. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in discussions during the session.

Mercian 2

10:45- 11:30am

Join Marie Peplow, Executive Chief Operating Officer and Amanda Gaston, Deputy Director from the  Royal Orthopaedic Hospital for a session looking at how they use Model Hospital system data at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in a unique way via monthly multi-disciplinary stakeholders (Model Hospital Club)

Marie and Amanda will share their experience and best practices of setting the Model Hospital club.

Refreshments will be available in the Mercian Suite foyer

Mercian 1
12:00-12:45pm

Join us for the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion panel, an exploration of EDI in orthopaedics from diverse viewpoints, including patient, trainee, industry, and lead clinician.

This dynamic session will feature speakers, Sue Brown, CEO of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA), Kate Atkinson, Culture & Diversity Rep, British Orthopaedic Trainees Association (BOTA), Karen Hughes, General Manager for Joint Replacement – UK and Ireland, Stryker  and Samantha Tross, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust and Secretary of International Orthopaedic Diversity Alliance (IODA).

Facilitating the discussion will be Tony Clayson, BOA Culture and Diversity Champion and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Wrightington, Wigan, and Leigh Teaching Hospitals. 

Mercian 2
12:00-12:45pm

From 12pm in Mercian 2 all 21 finalists in this year’s NOA Excellence in Orthopaedics Awards will be presenting their entries.

First up are the finalists of the finalists of the Working Towards Net Zero – Greener 
NHS  and Workforce Retention Initiative categories.

The awards recognise NOA member organisations, projects and teams that have distinguished themselves through exemplary contributions, influence, and commitment to transforming services across orthopaedics. The afternoon allows the chance for the teams to share their experiences with fellow NOA members.

Lunch will be served in the Mercian Suite foyer. 

Mercian 2
1:10- 1:40pm

Globally, more than 1,000,000 patients have undergone Mako joint replacement procedure for either total knee, total hip or partial knee replacement.

Visit the Stryker stand to see a demonstration of this innovative and proven technology in action. Attendees will get an opportunity to operate the Mako robotic arm.

Mako SmartRobotics … What is it?

Scan. Before surgery, a CT scan of the arthritic joint is taken and used to develop a 3D virtual model. This allows the surgeon to evaluate bone structure, disease severity, joint alignment and even the surrounding bone and tissue.

Plan. Mako’s 3D virtual model of your joint enables the surgeon to create a personalized surgery plan based on the patient’s unique anatomy.

Mako Can. During surgery, the surgeon guides Mako’s robotic arm, which uses AccuStop™ haptic technology, so they can cut less and help protect healthy bone. Mako can lead to better outcomes, like less pain and shorter recovery times compared to traditional joint replacement surgery.

Mercian 1
1:45- 2:30pm

An insight into Orthopaedic and MSK Nursing

This session led by Chief Nurses Louise Morton (Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital), Nikki Brockie (Royal Orthopaedic Hospital) and Lisa Newton (The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital) provides an opportunity to celebrate the nursing contribution to the speciality of orthopaedics and MSK and to build the nursing community within the NOA.

Nursing experts from the ROH, RNOH and RJAH, will provide insights into some specialist areas of nursing practice including community outreach, cancer nursing and the care of young people.

There will be an opportunity for delegates to share thoughts and suggestions for future sessions, how to reach out to all nurses in orthopaedics and MSK and foster our community of practice.

Mercian 2
1:45-4:00pm

From 12pm in Mercian 2 all 21 finalists in this year’s NOA Excellence in Orthopaedics Awards will be presenting their entries.

Next up are the finalists of the Workforce Recruitment Campaign and Supporting Patients Waiting categories.

The awards recognise NOA member organisations, projects and teams that have distinguished themselves through exemplary contributions, influence, and commitment to transforming services across orthopaedics. The afternoon allows the chance for the teams to share their experiences with fellow NOA members.

Discover Room (ground floor)
1:45- 2:15pm

Learnings and Outcomes of the Community “MSK Hubs” Programme

The ‘MSK Hubs’ is an industrial research project funded by UKRI’s ‘Healthy Aging Challenge’ with the aim to create a co-designed, co-developed solution to transform community venues, gyms and swimming pools into spaces for MSK supported self-management. Join Ben Wilkins, CEO, Good Boost and a Versus Arthritis MSK Clinical Champion who will be sharing the learnings and outcomes of this project, and the scale-up plans for 2024. 

Mercian 1
2:30- 3:15pm

Professor Tim Briggs CBE, National Director for Clinical Improvement and Elective Recovery joins us to talk about his new role, Elective Recovery, and what’s on the horizon for Orthopaedics.

He will discuss the GIRFT surgical hubs accreditation scheme and explain how the introduction of Surgical and Orthopaedic Hubs is supporting Elective Recovery and what GIRFT has in the pipeline to further enhance the support for recovery initiatives. 

Mercian 2
2:30-3:15pm

From 12pm in Mercian 2 all 21 finalists in this year’s NOA Excellence in Orthopaedics Awards will be presenting their entries.

Next up are the finalists of the Partnerships and Integration Initiative and Innovation in Orthopaedics categories.

The 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 afternoon allows the chance for the teams to share their experiences with fellow NOA members.

Mercian 1
3:15- 4:00pm

How to motivate your patients to move more

Join Donna Andrew, Ross Clifford and Mike Brooks from Versus Arthritis who will cover the importance of physical activity and movement, how to include person-centred conversations about movement with your patients, to empower them to move more. Useful resources and tips will be shared to support you to keep moving too.

Learning Objectives:

1. To understand the evidence-base of physical activity and sport for people with arthritis.
2. To understand the motivators of people with arthritis/MSK moving more.
3. To have meaningful person-centred conversations with a patient.
4. To gain practical skills, tips and useful resources for effective consultations and conversations.

Mercian 2
3:15-4:00pm

From 12pm in Mercian 2 all 21 finalists in this year’s NOA Excellence in Orthopaedics Awards will be presenting their entries.

Next up are the finalists of the Equity, Diversity, Inclusion category

The 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 afternoon allows the chance for the teams to share their experiences with fellow NOA members.

 

‘Discover’ 
3.15:4.00pm

How to use costing data to drive clinical, financial and operational improvement at your Trust

In this session, Edward Bramley-Harker, Director, Christian Moroy, Associate Director, Tom Michaelis, Senior Analyst from Edge Health Ltd and Craig Macbeth, NOA Financial Lead & Financial Director, The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will cover how you can use patient level costing data that you already collect to improve your Orthopaedic services from a financial, operational and clinical perspective. Data experts from Edge Health will provide insights into how patient level costing datasets can be used to create key trust performance indicators and track clinical pathways, patient complexity, cost, and outcomes.

This will be followed by workshops led each by a clinical, operational and financial director of an NHS Trust who will explore with you how to apply this at your Trust. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and share their thoughts during the session.

Last chance to chat with fellow NOA members, visit the sponsors stands and enjoy a afternoon cuppa and slice of cake.

We hope you have enjoyed your day and look forward to seeing you at the NOA Annual Members Conference 2024.

For those who have booked seats at the NOA Excellence in Orthopaedic Awards ceremony we will see you back at the Mercian Suite foyer at 6:30pm for drinks ahead of a 3 course dinner, DJ and dancing!

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