Croeso i Gymdeithas Orthopedig Cymru
Welcome to the Welsh Orthopaedic Society
The Society, founded in 1987 as a surgical group, now has as its membership, all who are involved in the care of Trauma & Orthopaedic patients in Wales.
The NCSOS project was commissioned by the Welsh Orthopaedic Board on behalf of then NHS chief executive Mr Andrew Goodall and commenced its work in September 2021.
The NCSOS team have provided 34 immediate actions for health boards to enact to prevent ongoing patient harm, 155 recommendations to ensure transformation of sub specialty clinical pathways, and a long term blueprint for the future provision of orthopaedic services.
The 3 overarching recommendations of the project are:
1) Establish a fully resourced Welsh Orthopaedic Network (WON) with authority to implement the range of actions/ recommendations as outlined in NCSOS 1, 2a-f and GiRFT reports.
2) Empower clinicians through the formation of National subspecialty Clinical Reference Groups (CRG’s) within the WON.
3) Develop three new build standalone orthopaedic hubs in NW, SWW and SEW.
Approval to establish the WON and to fund the clinical leadership structure has been achieved, however, the development of new standalone Orthopaedic hubs/centres of excellence was rejected by the Minister for Health & Social Services due to lack of capital funding.
The Welsh Orthopaedic Society fully endorses the approach the NCSOS team have undertaken and fully supports their recommendations.
NCSOS Report 1-3: The Blueprint
Tips and Tricks Skills in Trauma Orthopaedic Surgery One Day Course
24th November 2023