The number of patients waiting for orthopaedic surgery remains at record levels, more than 800,000 in March 2023 following the huge disruption caused by Covid-19 and more recently the industrial action with the NHS.
In response to the Governments Elective Recovery Plan and Get It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme, it is clear we must work differently to reduce variation and respond to these unprecedented waits. With continued pressure on in-patient beds, Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery presents an ideal opportunity to explore and expand the possibilities to increase day surgery activity.
Increasing the delivery of day case across the NHS is achievable and it is important to share learning so that day case becomes the normal in units across the UK. This one day virtual conference will discuss briefly the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on foot and ankle surgery. It will highlight key aspects of the day surgery pathway, the importance of the multidisciplinary team, regional anaesthesia and using data in delivering successful day case foot and ankle surgery.
Join us to learn how this is achievable for our patients.
This conference will enable you to:
- Network with colleagues who are working to improve day surgery orthopaedic services
- Learn from outstanding practice in day case foot and ankle surgery
- Reflect on national developments and learning
- Understand how you can improve your day surgery pathways
- Identify key strategies for implementation of foot and ankle day case surgery
- Ensure you are up to date with the latest national practice
- Self assess and reflect on your own practice
- Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes
Chair and Speakers include:
Dr Kim Russon
Consultant Anaesthetist The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
BADS, Past President
Mr David Townshend
Consultant Foot and Ankle Surgeon
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Professor Anil Hormis
Consultant in Anaesthesia The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust;
Professor, Sheffield Hallam University;
Mr Jitendra Mangwani
Consultant Trauma and Foot & Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust