The educational programme will be held from 12.30pm Friday 19th January to 12.30pm on Saturday 20th January.
Please register for the meeting, Friday night stay and Burn’s dinner (19th January) below
If you wish to stay Saturday night too please note that you will need to make this booking yourself directly with Crieff hydro. But please indicate on this registration form so they help link your bookings.
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.
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.
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.
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