GM Orthopaedic Alliance (GMOA) is an alliance of orthopaedic and trauma clinicians, academics and service providers in Greater Manchester.
The alliance works to ensure Greater Manchester NHS providers deliver world-class orthopaedic service, education, training and research.
There are a number of drivers demanding change:
The ‘Getting it right first time’ (GIRFT) report published by Professor Tim Briggs in late 2012, considered the current state of England’s orthopaedic surgery provision and suggested that changes can be made to improve pathways of care, patient experience and outcomes, with significant cost savings.
The findings of the GIRFT reports for the trusts in Greater Manchester (GM) were widely accepted and acted as a catalyst for change in orthopaedic practice across the conurbation.
It was realised that individual trusts could not address these issues and a citywide forum was needed to implement service transformation. The GM Orthopaedic Alliance was formed by several GM trusts.
The meetings are clinician-led and chaired by Professor Phil Turner, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Stepping Hill Hospital.
Trusts in the Greater Manchester Orthopaedic Alliance are:
The alliance meetings occur every 3 months and are held under the umbrella of the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre with administrative support.
GMOA’s key aims are to:
Ultimately, the aim is to be seen as a beacon site for the organisation and integration of MSK services.
Contact the alliance
For more information please contact Phil Turner on email@example.com