North London Partners in health and care

Clinical delivery model and options appraisal process for Orthopaedic Services Review agreed

The Joint Commissioning Committee of the five north central London (NCL) CCGs discussed and agreed the clinical delivery model and options appraisal process for NCL’s Adult Elective Orthopaedic Services Review on Thursday 2 May 2019. 

Approval of the clinical delivery model and options appraisal process follows a year of work across the system, led by clinicians.  It represents an ambitious, evidence-based change in the service model for delivering adult elective orthopaedics.  The aim is that planned orthopaedic surgery in NCL will be carried out in elective centre(s) able to deliver a minimum of 4,000 procedures a year, with dedicated beds and theatres and supported by a high dependency unit. 

NHS providers of adult elective orthopaedic care have now been asked to set out how they can meet the new delivery model.  Proposals will be reviewed through an options appraisal process in July, which will involve patient and resident representatives.  The aim is to go to public consultation in the autumn with one, or more, preferred options.

If you would like further information about the review, or the clinical delivery model and options appraisal process, go to northlondonpartners.org.uk/orthopaedicreview