Industrial action by the Royal College of Nursing
30 January 2023
Publish date: 21 May 2021
From May 2021 north central London (NCL) has implemented a new model for elective orthopaedic care. This follows a review of adult elective orthopaedic services and is the culmination of three years collaboration with NHS providers to improve services for patients.
The network brings together two partnerships for orthopaedic surgery alongside the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, to form a single network.
The changes will impact patients currently on waiting lists, and those newly referred into North Middlesex University Hospital, The Royal Free London, University College London Hospitals, Whittington Health and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. Some patients may have their surgery in a different hospital to the one they are initially referred to (particularly for those requiring inpatient surgery), although the same surgical team will carry out the operation no matter where it takes place.
Emergency orthopaedic care services will remain unchanged.
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