North London Partners in health and care (NLP) is launching a review of adult elective orthopaedic care services (planned surgery of bones and joints) across north central London.
In the first phase of this review, the partnership is inviting responses to a draft case for change – a document which shares why the review is needed and early thoughts on how this kind of surgery might be organised in the future. This review will run through to Spring 2019 with this initial intensive engagement phase running until 19 October 2018 but this deadline may be extended in order to invite further responses.
At present, elective adult orthopaedic care is currently delivered in 10 different sites in the area. The NHS believes there may be opportunities to improve the quality and the outcomes of that care by creating a smaller number of specialist centres with ring-fenced facilities to carry out adult elective orthopaedic hand, ankle, foot, hip, knee and shoulder surgery. Current thinking is that emergency orthopaedic care will still be delivered at local hospitals, as it is today.
The draft case for change describes the rationale for this thinking, the evidence that supports it and also explores other interdependencies. Anyone with views is invited you to read the case for change and let the partnership know their thoughts.
You can read the full case for change on the NLP website at: www.northlondonpartners.org.uk/orthopaedicreview
There are a number of different ways to respond:
Complete the online questionnaire at: www.northlondonpartners.org.uk/orthopaedicreview
Email your response to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Write to NLP at North London Partners in Health and Care, 5th Floor, 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG
NLP are also working in partnership with Healthwatch groups and NHS CCGs to organise a number of events in September and October. Full details can be found at: www.northlondonpartners.org.uk/orthopaedicreview
North Central London Partners in health and care is a partnership which represents Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), health providers and local authorities in north central London (Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington)