Why join?

We want to improve the services our members provide, leading to consistent high quality orthopaedic care across the country.

Joining the NOA will give you and your organisation a unique opportunity to collaborate with other orthopaedic providers across both clinical and non clinical areas.

NOA’s unique position, covering the entire orthopaedic system gives staff from member organisations the opportunity to work with, share and learn from colleagues delivering all aspects of orthopaedic services.

Who can join the alliance?

Any NHS organisation providing orthopaedic care within the UK can apply. Other organisations involved in orthopaedics such as professional bodies, patient groups and charities can apply and will be considered on a case by case basis.

How do I join the national orthopaedic alliance?

Email us to enquire about joining the alliance.



There is a membership fee per annum per trust which we would be happy to discuss with you if you get in touch. Collaborations of trusts and other professional bodies, charities and patient groups are subject to different fees – for details please email us

What are the member benefits?

NOA member benefits available to all staff from member organisations include:

  • Network, share and learn from organisations working across the whole orthopaedics system
  • Have a voice at the national level, ensuring members’ perspectives on key issues reach a broad audience
  • Direct link to national expertise and professional advice from organisations including Getting it Right First Time (GIRFT), Best MSK Health, Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance
  • Receive updates on national policy work and innovations within the sector
  • Access to forums for sharing best practice and discussing national priorities including Health Inequalities, Health and Wellbeing and Transformational Programmes of Work
  • Contribute to forums created and led by our members to improve areas of work including Cost Improvement ProgrammesClinical Coding, Procurement, Orthopaedic Quality Improvement & Clinical Audit and Outcomes
  • Access to the members’ area of the NOA website which contains outputs and updates from NOA events, meetings, workshops and activates
  • Attend the NOA Annual Members’ Conference and CPD accredited NOA training workshops, events, webinars and bespoke training and development opportunities
  • Opportunities to attend meetings with key opinion leaders
  • Promotion of members’ work to a wide audience through the NOA website, newsletter, social media platforms and events