On 13 January 2020, a consultation which asks for people’s views on the future of planned orthopaedic surgery for adults in north central London (Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington) was launched by North London Partners.
Hip and knee replacements are the best-known kinds of planned orthopaedic surgery offered in the NHS, followed by other surgery of hips, knees, shoulders, elbows, feet, ankles and hands.
This consultation asks for views on a new way to organise these services, which, if approved would result in the creation of two NHS hospitals with dedicated operating theatres and beds for patients who need to stay overnight after their operation. These are Chase Farm Hospital and University College London Hospital.
There would also be improvements to education classes, rehabilitation and support for patients with conditions such as dementia or a learning disability.
You can give your feedback on the proposals in a number of ways, including an online questionnaire and attending an engagement event in your area.
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The consultation closes on Monday 6 April.