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Member organisations

Barts Health NHS Trust

Barts Health is a group of five sites where several centres of excellence exist, or are in development, as well as new models of care for MSK patients. The Royal London Hospital is the busiest Major Trauma Centre in Europe which for high-energy trauma treats the most severely injured patients (ISS 15+). We undertake the full range of Orthopaedic subspecialties in trauma and elective care, including complex spinal work, pelvic reconstruction and limb reconstruction. Whipps Cross University Hospital treats a high volume of non-elective and elective orthopaedics, including a high number of older adults. Barts Health Orthopaedic Centre (BHOC)is an expanding orthopaedic elective service where the majority of arthroplasty work takes place.

The Belfast Trust Orthopaedic Service

With Orthopaedics based at Musgrave Park Hospital, Paediatric Orthopaedics in Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children and Trauma Surgery in the Regional Trauma Centre at the Royal Victoria Hospital the service is one of the largest in the UK, providing a full range of trauma and elective orthopaedic procedures.

North Bristol NHS Trust

The Avon Orthopaedic Centre has an international reputation for hip and knee surgery, carrying out 1,000 knee replacements a year and one of the best known foot and ankle services in Europe.
It is also one of the leading centres in the country for research and innovation in orthopaedic care.

Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (NOC) (Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)

The NOC has a world-wide reputation for excellence in orthopaedics, rheumatology and rehabilitation and undertakes specialist services such as the treatment of bone infection and bone tumours, limb reconstruction and the rehabilitation of those with limb amputation or complex neurological disabilities.

Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RJAH) is a leading orthopaedic centre of excellence. A specialist hospital with a reputation for innovation, the Trust provides a comprehensive range of musculoskeletal (bone, joint and tissue) surgical, medical and rehabilitation services; locally, regionally and nationally.

The organisation is a single site hospital based in Oswestry, Shropshire, close to the border with Wales. As such, the Trust serves the people of both England and Wales, as well as acting as a national healthcare provider.

The Orthopaedic hospital has been in existence as an independent hospital since 1900. It was taken into the NHS in 1948 and achieved NHS Trust status in 1994, followed by Foundation Trust status in 2011.

Its vision is: “Aspiring to deliver World Class Care.”

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

The Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre, also known as PEOC, is based at the Royal Devon and Exeter (Wonford) Hospital.

The centre diagnoses, treats, corrects and repairs bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and the spine. The Trust is proud of its international reputation for clinical excellence and innovation in the specialist field of orthopaedics and rheumatology.

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Provides consultation and treatment for all general orthopaedic ailments with established interests in the sub-specialist areas of upper limb surgery, complex shoulder surgery, hand surgery, hip replacement, revision hip replacement, knee replacement, revision knee replacement, complex knee ligament reconstruction, surgery for degenerative conditions of the knee, foot and ankle surgery, spinal surgery and paediatric orthopaedics.
The department works closely with the rheumatology and haemophilia departments in the Trust.

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust

RNOH is regarded as a leader in the field of orthopaedics both in the UK and world-wide. It provides a comprehensive range of neuro-musculoskeletal healthcare, ranging from acute spinal injuries to orthopaedic medicine and specialist rehabilitation for chronic back sufferers. This broad range of neuro-musculoskeletal services is unique within the NHS.

Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

The ROH is a specialist hospital providing a range of orthopaedic services from routine arthroplasty to complex spinal and is one of the largest centres for bone tumour and soft tissue sarcoma surgery in Europe. We also offer a range of innovative musculoskeletal services to restore function and independence, address sports injury and manage chronic pain.

South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre (SWLEOC)

SWLEOC is recognised as the largest joint replacement centre in the UK and probably Europe.
The SWLEOC is also one of the largest shoulder surgery centres in the UK. Other sub-specialities include a young adult hip service, soft tissue, spine, shoulder, foot and ankle procedures.

SWLEOC’s NOA membership includes the below Trusts:

  • Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
  • Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Greater Manchester Orthopaedic Alliance

Greater Manchester Orthopaedic Alliance is formed of 6 trusts:

  1. Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
  2. Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
  3. Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
  4. Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
  5. Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
  6. Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The key aims of the GMOA are to:

  • Improve the MSK health of GM
  • Improve the care of the orthopaedic patient
  • Reduce variation
  • Raise standards with the aim of all GM trusts being within the top 10% of performers in objective measures for trauma and orthopaedics
  • Raise the academic profile of orthopaedic provision nationally and internationally
  • Enhance the training and education of all those involved in MSK care

Across the Alliance, a comprehensive service is provided for all secondary and tertiary orthopaedic and trauma services utilising an effective standards-based network for specialist care.

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Wrightington has an international reputation for excellence in orthopaedic surgery and sports injuries.
In addition to undertaking routine and complex hip, knee and shoulder surgery we specialise in ACL reconstructive surgery and perform the highest number of shoulder and elbow replacements in Greater Manchester.
The Trust is also the lead provider for MSK service transformation within Greater Manchester.

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Formed in July 2018, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) is the largest NHS organisation in the East of England region and combines the services of Colchester and Ipswich hospitals, and the surrounding community hospitals. The new Trust’s Trauma & Orthopaedic/Spine service has 33 consultants providing a comprehensive range of elective and trauma surgery. The separate Spinal surgery unit based in Ipswich is a regional hub centre for the East of England.