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Recording Available! NOA Webinar: Physician Associates in Orthopaedic Services

NOA Webinar: Sustainability and the Green Agenda in Orthopaedic Surgery

Date: 29 November 2023 at 1:00pm - 2:15pm

Venue: Virtual

This thought provoking webinar, Sustainability and the Green Agenda in Orthopaedic Surgery, chaired by Mr Cormac Kelly, explored the latest NHS developments in sustainability in orthopaedic surgery. Irrum Afzal summarises the South West London Orthopaedic Centre (SWLEOC) paper “Sustainability in Orthopaedic Surgery ” and gives some insight into developments at SWLEOC.

The session is also an opportunity to find out about the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital  Green Plan, which won the  “Working Towards Net Zero – A Greener NHS “award at the 2022 NOA Excellence in Orthopaedics Awards.

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Additionally, the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) West Midlands outlines some research in this area and introduce their proposed randomised control trial (DRAGON) on the use of disposable versus re-useable theatre gowns. 

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  • Irrum Afzal, Research and Outcomes Manager, South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre (SWLEOC)
  • Sian Langford, Facilities Compliance Manager, The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital
  • Phil Davies, Head of Estates and Facilities, The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital
  • Virginia Ledda, PhD Fellow NIHR Global Surgery Unit, University of Birmingham

Research for Greener Surgery Conference 2023 – 13 December 2023, The Great Hall, Birmingham & Online

This one-day conference organised by NIHR Global Surgery Unit aims to engage clinical and non-clinical staff, members of the industry and a wide range of other stakeholders. Ideas, research and innovation in sustainable surgery will be discussed, with emphasis on ongoing research projects and training opportunities.