NJR Surgeon and Hospital Profile
NHS organisations

NHS Choices www.nhs.uk

Information from the National Health Service on conditions, treatments, local services and healthy living. This includes information on joint replacement and information about hospitals and surgeons carrying out joint replacement surgery

Patient organisations

Arthritis Care UK www.arthritiscare.org.uk

The UK's largest charity supporting, working with and for all people who have arthritis

Arthritis Research UK www.arthritisresearchuk.org/arthritis-information

The biggest funder of research into the cause, treatment and cure of all forms of arthritis in the UK

Patient forums

Arthritis Care forum www.arthritiscareforum.org.uk

The Arthritis Care forum is a UK-based online community for anyone affected by arthritis. Arthritis is one of the most common conditions that leads to joint replacement surgery

Bonesmart.org www.bonesmart.org

Bonesmart is an international forum and online community for patients who are going to have or have had a hip or knee joint replacement

Related orthopaedic bodies

Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency www.gov.uk/mhra

The MHRA is responsible for regulating all medicines and medical devices in the UK, including orthopaedic implants, by ensuring they work and are acceptably safe

Orthopaedic Data Evaluation Panel www.odep.org.uk

The panel provides ongoing assessment of hip implants against national clinical standards. Assessment of knee implants will start in 2014

Beyond Compliance www.beyondcompliance.org.uk

Beyond Compliance is a service to support the safe and stepwise introduction of new or modified implants such as joint replacements.

Specialist surgical societies

British Orthopaedic Association www.boa.ac.uk

The British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) is the Surgical Specialty Association for Trauma and Orthopaedics in the UK. It provides national leadership, a unifying focus, and charitable endeavour by caring for patients, supporting surgeons and transforming lives

British Hip Society www.britishhipsociety.com

The British Hip Society (BHS) is a Specialist Society allied to its professional organisation - the BOA. The BHS promotes training, education and research to ensure the very best care for patients, with hip related conditions and welcomes Hip specialty surgeons, at all career stages to its membership; including trainees, SAS grades and consultants

British Association for Surgery of the Knee www.baskonline.com

The British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK) was set up in the early 1980's to represent the knee surgeons in Britain through its allied professional organisation - the BOA. Since then it has grown to become one of the largest surgical subspecialist organisations, which brings together knee surgeons with the single aim of improving their patient's care. BASK provides a forum for research, education and advises on healthcare management for all aspects of knee surgery

British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society www.bofas.org.uk

The British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (BOFAS) represents orthopaedic surgeons who have a special interest in surgery of the foot and ankle. BOFAS aims to encourage interest in foot and ankle surgery among orthopaedic surgeons, basic science and clinical research in foot and ankle surgery as well as to contribute to postgraduate training and continuing medical education.

It also represents foot and ankle surgeons in the British Orthopaedic Association and to other professional and health-related bodies

British Elbow and Shoulder Society www.bess.org.uk

The British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS) was set up in the 1980's to act as the main organisation of communication and education for British shoulder and elbow surgeons. It also represents its members through the national allied professional body - the BOA

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