North London Partners in health and care (NLP) has launched a review of adult elective orthopaedic care services across north central London.
Adult elective orthopaedic care is usually planned surgery of bones and joints - typically hip and knee replacements, and other similar operations. The review covers Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington.
At present, elective adult orthopaedic care is delivered in 10 different sites in the area.
The NHS believes there may be opportunities to improve that care by creating a smaller number of specialist centres. Current thinking is that emergency orthopaedic care will stay at local hospitals, as it is today.
NLP and Healthwatch Camden are working together to involve local people in a discussion about the future of these services.
You are invited to an open event on Thursday 18 October from 2pm - 4pm, to hear the thinking to date, and give your thoughts for the future. The event will comprise a short presentation, followed by round table discussions and an opportunity to ask questions. Anyone with an interest in these services is welcome to attend.
If you are interested in attending this event, please book by emailing: [email protected]
If you are unable to come to the event, or you would like to give your thoughts in writing, you can read the full ‘case for change’ on the NLP website. 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: [email protected]
• Write to NLP at North London Partners in Health and Care, 5th Floor, 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG