Orthopaedics, Trauma and Plastics Clinical Academic Group publish outcomes book
King’s Health Partners has published the first outcomes book from our Orthopaedics, Trauma and Plastics Clinical Academic Group (CAG).
Our Orthopaedics, Trauma and Plastics CAG is one of the busiest CAGs in King’s Health Partners, serving a large number of patients locally and nationally. The outcomes book highlights the high standards of care they provide in an environment where demand for services is increasing year after year.
The outcomes book covers King’s Health Partners orthopaedics, which is rapidly growing into one of the largest providers of orthopaedic services in London, our trauma service, which is one of London’s four major trauma networks with a Major Trauma Centre, and our plastics service – one of the largest units in the country.
Key highlights from the book include:
- The re-awarding of a grant from Diabetes UK to continue work on innovative methods to treat and save the feet of patients who would otherwise needed to have them amputated
- The redesign of the Fractured Neck of Femur Pathway in line with Value Based Healthcare that has halved mortality with estimated savings of up to £1.5 million per year
- Our trauma service serving a population of 4.5 million across London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex with the highest absolute number of surviving trauma patients in London
- Being the founding member of ‘Growing Against Violence’, Europe’s largest education programme to end violence among young people that has helped to educate 96,000 pupils in schools across the UK about gangs, knife crime and sexual harassment
- Our Patient Outcomes Scores are some of the highest in the Shelford Group, taking first place for the shortest length of stay and lowest readmission rates
- We have globally recognised expertise in skin cancer, breast cancer reconstruction, and head and neck reconstruction services.
Over the past few years the CAG have used the Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) and Clinical Academic Group structure to build on past successes and to further develop their services. In future, more integration of services will provide additional benefits to patients in clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction and efficiency.
Professor John Moxham, Director of Clinical Strategy at King’s Health Partners, said:
Congratulations to the Orthopaedics, Trauma and Plastics CAG on the publication of their first outcomes book. The teams within the CAG have served the local population for hundreds of years and have grown to become amongst the largest and most respected in the country.
This book highlights the importance and effectiveness of working together on clinical, education and research priorities to deliver improved, high-quality outcomes for our patients and their families.
Joint CAG leaders, Mr Peter Earnshaw, Clinical Director of Surgery at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, and Mr Joydeep Sinha, Clinical Director of Orthopaedics and Plastics at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, said:
Due to our excellent outcomes our services attract patients from across the UK and worldwide. Our clinical work continues to be of the highest standard, as evidenced by our outcomes data and our units are now running all senior surgical training for the South East region.
We are very keen to utilise our clinical academic partnership to continue building and improving our research programmes. This has already led to an increase in clinical trials and translational research by our CAG.
King’s Health Partners has allowed our large, high-quality service to develop, but has also given us the impetus to develop extensive teaching, training and research abilities. These will continue to grow over the coming years, as much as our clinical services. We look forward to a busy and exciting future.
Our 21 CAGs form the building blocks of our Academic Health Sciences Centre. This is the tenth outcomes book to be published, with a number of additional books due to be published soon.