We are pleased to provided updated information for the forthcoming Winter SCOT Meeting
Waiting Times for Orthopaedic Surgery Across Scotland
SCOT welcomes the work from the University of Aberdeen and the wider team from across Scottish Orthopaedics. It highlights the significant concern that SCOT has consistently expressed about the remobilisation of planned Orthopaedic care over the past two years.
Orthopaedic surgery is highly effective at restoring the ability to participate in life and work. For many, it relieves very significant impairment of quality of life. Current delivery across Scotland is variable and sub-optimal.
SCOT recognises the significant local challenges and their roots in the Scottish, UK and global context. Health systems across the globe continue to attempt to recovery from a once in a century event. SCOT welcomes the openness of the Scottish Government in its engagement with the Scottish Orthopaedics.
National Treatment Centres are expected to contribute to further recovery. Their capacity was planned before COVID-19 as additional capacity and as such they are only a small part of the resource required for our recovery. All Health boards must urgently provide credible insulated planned care facilities to ensure that ongoing activity can occur to redress the significant accumulated backlog while providing capacity for urgent cases.
SCOT is proud to support STEP. STEP stands for the Scottish T&O Equality Project. The aim is to be the first national project to survey all surgeons working in Trauma and Orthopaedics in Scotland, to gain a snapshot of diveristy in protected characteristics, experience of discrimination, and factors influencing career choices.
We would be grateful if you could visit their website to find out more about the Project, and complete the survey.
Summer SCOT Meeting 2022
Location: Dunblane Hydro Hotel
Date: 2 September 2022
Registration – click here
We are grateful for the following organisations for their support:
Surgical Prioritisation Statement May 2022
SCOT has released the following statement concerning the prioritisation of orthopaedic patients for surgery.
Recovery of Orthopaedic Services (March 2022)
SCOT have released a statement highlight the current challenges facing the delivery of orthopaedic services in Scotland. The statement highlights urgent measures that SCOT believe are required to re-establish an acceptable level of orthopaedic care.
Winter SCOT 2022 Prizes
1st Prize: Gareth Turnbull (West)
Development of composite bioinks that can be injected or 3D bioprinted to aid osteochondral defect repair (Turnbull GS, Shu W, Picard F, Clarke JV)
2nd Prize: Jay Chuntamongkol (West)
The influence of body mass index on long term survivorship of primary knee arthroplasty (Chuntamongkol R, Burt J, Zaffar H, Habbick T, Picard F, Clarke J, Gee C)
3rd Prize: Fabienne Robertson (South-East)
Outcomes of Poole traction splinting for hand phalangeal fractures: a single region experience. Robertson F, Jones J, Simpson C, Molyneux SG, Duckworth AD)
Winter SCOT 2022 – Moved Online
We are sorry to announce that due to the current COVID increase in cases and pressure on NHS services, the SCOT Committee and Winter SCOT Organisers have decided to move to an online format. We hope to return to the traditional format for the Winter 2023 Meeting.
Date: 28/1/2022 (Friday)
Time: 12:45 to 16:30
We are grateful to Stryker for providing sponsorship of the meeting. This is contributing to funding the online webinar format along with the research session prizes. There has been no input or direction as to the nature or content of the educational or research sessions.
10am-12 noon Business meetings (information sent separately to Committee)
12.45 pm Alastair Murray (SCOT Chair) Introduction and Welcome
1.00 pm Research presentations
2.40 pm John Skinner (President BOA) Data, Recovery and Technology
3.00 pm Coffee Break
3.10 pm Peter Bates (Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon) Royal London Hospital. Nailing the tibia – everything you need to know
3.30 pm Sanjeev Patil (Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon) Glasgow Non Arthroplasty Hip Surgery: Who to Refer?
3.50 pm Talk to be determined
4.10pm Meeting Close
We are pleased to announce the prize winners from the Summer SCOT Research Sessions. The judges were very impressed with the high standard of all presentations:
1st Prize: Katrina Bell (South-East)
Operatively managed distal radius fractures: complications and re-intervention rate from a single centre (KR Bell, J Balfour, WM Oliver, TO White, SG Molyneux, ND Clement, AD Duckworth)
2nd Prize: Hattie Pleasant (South-East)
Delayed ACJ reconstruction does not increase the risk of fixation failure or major complications (H Pleasant, P Robinson, CM Robinson, JA Nicholson)
3rd Prize: Luke Farrow (North)
Use of pre-operative EUROQOL FIVE-DIMENSION (EQ-5D) scores to prioritise patients for elective hip and knee arthroplasty in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic (L Farrow, J Redmore, P Talukdar, GP Ashcroft)
New Clinical Guideline launched
SCOT is pleased to announce the launch of its new Clinical Guideline: “Joint Replacement in Patients with Obesity and other Modifiable Risk Factors”. To read and download it, click here.