Two minutes with…David Rees

Why is the NOA so important?

Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust has been an NOA member organisation for many years. Following a recent presentation from the Trust at our last quarterly meeting, we caught up with Deputy General Manager – Surgery Directorate, David Rees to find out why he thought the NOA was such an important organisation to be involved with. Here’s what David had to say…


“The networking opportunities available within the NOA have been invaluable. It’s extremely beneficial to be able to mix with other organisations with an interest in orthopaedics.  Last year we were able to visit fellow NOA member, North Bristol NHS Foundation Trust following an NOA meeting, and are now using their processes to help inform how we design and build a new facility”.


“The multi-disciplinary approach of the NOA is really beneficial. It enables clinical, non-clinical and support colleagues to interact and have meaningful conversations, and discuss topics that affect us all”.

Invaluable support

“The support I have been able to benefit from as part of the NOA in specific areas such as procurement, clinical coding and cost improvement programmes has been invaluable”. 

Improvement Ideas

“Learning from other organisations has been very interesting.”

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