NOA COVID-19 (Coronovirus) update

*This page is regularly updated with information and resources. If you are from an NOA member organisation and would like even more COVID-19 related information and resources, visit the COVID-19 page in the members’ area of our website here.

As the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic continues to accelerate, we wanted to share some NOA updates on the issue and thank everyone across our membership for all you are doing to help support our NHS. From specialist providers to acute Trusts, orthopaedics has a key role in the fight against COVID-19.

NOA meetings and events update

  • NOA meetings and events, where possible are now being carried out via telephone or video conference. Where this is not possible, the meetings are being rescheduled.
  • We have taken the decision to cancel our next quarterly meeting scheduled for 25 June. We will use our 3 September meeting (details here) to cover the Workforce theme planned for June.
  • NOA Webinar: Elective Orthopaedic Recovery: A Four Nations Perspective taking place on Wed 20 May at 1pm. For details click here.

Useful COVID-19 resources

We’ve included some useful recourses below for you and will keep these updated:

  • British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) statement on the coronavirus pandemic here
  • British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) coronivirus BOAST guidance here
  • NHSE Coronovirus Speciality Guides including Management of Trauma and Orthopaedics can be found here
  • TJTO&C – The Transient Journal of Trauma, Orthopaedics and the Coronavirus here
  • NICE COVID-19 rapid guideline: rheumatological autoimmune, inflammatory and metabolic bone disorders here
  • Public Health England guidance for all NHS staff here
  • BMA coronavirus resources hub here
  • NHS Confederation briefing, The impact of COVID-19 on BME communities and health and care staff​ – click  here.
  • Clinical guide for the management of palliative care in hospital during the coronavirus pandemic can be viewed here.
  • Please also continue to follow government guidance and visit trusted sources such as www.gov.ukwww.who.int and www.nhs.uk to stay informed on the situation