RCS President comments on review of orthopaedic services in England
17 Mar 2015
The British Orthopaedic Association (BOA), the body that represents the professional interests of orthopaedic surgeons across the UK, has published a report - Getting it Right First Time - reviewing current practices and outcomes of NHS hospitals providing adult orthopaedic surgery in England.
Commenting on the report, Miss Clare Marx, President of the Royal College of Surgeons, said:
“This important study will help surgical teams to understand their own figures and work to reduce variation for orthopaedic procedures such as knee and hip surgery.
“We know that the number of operations for hip and knee replacements continues to rise as the population ages, so it is good to see surgeons leading the way in finding ways to improve patients’ outcomes and the cost effectiveness of treatment.
“Patients should have access to the same high quality services, irrespective of the hospital they visit. This report – Getting it Right First Time - will help trusts to identify where they need to reduce re-admission or infection rates, to give patients the best treatment possible.”
A copy of the report is available here.