National Orthopaedic Alliance

Background

As a founder member of the Specialist Orthopaedic Alliance (SOA),The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital is helping to drive work around the National Orthopaedic Alliance (NOA).

What is the NOA?

The NOA is an acute care collaboration (ACC) vanguard project which builds on work that has been done by the SOA.

 It will provide a framework for improving quality in orthopaedic care across England and is based on a Quality Standards membership model founded on evidence-based descriptors of ‘what good looks like’ in orthopaedic care.

 The NOA will create tools for providers and commissioners to enable them to consistently achieve quality and efficiency including a clear benchmarking system.

It will develop flexible contracting mechanisms to ensure that commissioners can adopt the quality assured new model of care in different local health systems.

It will also be seeking opportunities to support other specialties in adopting similar quality based membership models to drive improvements in care.

Who is in the NOA?

To visit the websites of any of these five Trusts, click on the links below:

For more information

Visit: www.england.nhs.uk/vanguards/noa 
Email: info.noa@nhs.net 
Follow: @NOA_Vanguard on Twitter