The quarter two 2020/21 NOA quarterly meeting will take place virtually on Monday 5 October 2020 as a series of webinars throughout the day. The focus will be Waiting List Management which will follow on from our webinar on 23 September (Post pandemic: Waiting List Management) .
- Session 1 – The orthopaedic backlog
- Session 2 – Waiting list strategies and innovations
- Session 3 – Managing demand and capacity at system level
- Session 4 – How outpatient initiatives can influence waiting lists
|09:30-10:30||Session 1: The orthopaedic backlog
The session will start with an opening address by Jo Williams, NOA Lead CEO and Chief Executive of The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHSFT.
Analysis and discussion:
|11:30-12:30||Session 2: Waiting list strategies and innovations
Representatives from the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHSFT and the Greater Manchester Orthopaedic Alliance present some of their strategies to manage post-pandemic waiting lists.
Lucy Davies, COO at RNOH will review the growth in waiting times at the Trust and the impact of mutual aid in North Central London and the use of the independent sector; and preparation for the second wave. Lucy will be joined by:
Phil Turner, Orthopaedic Surgeon from Stockport NHS FT takes us through the challenges of restarting T&O elective activity within Greater Manchester. Phil will be joined by:
|13:30-14:30||Session 3: Managing demand and capacity at system level
Rob Hurd will show how the GIRFT recommendations for sharing capacity are being implemented across the North Central London Integrated Care System. Graham Lomax from the London GIRFT Hub is joined by GIRFT Ambassador and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Vinay Takwale to explain these recommendations.
The session will be chaired by David Johnson the Greater Manchester Orthopaedic Alliance.
|15:30-16:30||Session 4: How outpatient initiatives can influence waiting lists
NOA member trusts share their Outpatient service innovations.
-Simla Ancharaz, Advanced Nurse Practitioner from SWLEOC helped to introduce a digitalised pre-operative assessment tool which has reduced the number of patient visits significantly in line with being 80% virtual. This has also helped speed up the overall patient pathway in terms of removal of delays e.g. patients are one-stopped on the same day of the clinical decision to admit to hospital.