Launch of the Chavasse Report
An independent report, written by Professor Tim Briggs, President of the British Orthopaedic Association, is to be launched on 1st July, calling for a shift in improving armed forces and veteran care whilst raising rehabilitation standards for all NHS patients. The Chavasse Report highlights the need to ensure better and greater continuity of care for those people severely wounded in action or suffering life changing limb or back infirmity as a consequence of their military service. Inspired by Captain Noel Chavasse VC and Bar in 1917, Professor Briggs has written the Chavasse Report to ‘provide a comprehensive, fast-tracked, high quality orthopaedic trauma service for all armed forces personnel through an enhanced partnership between the Armed Forces and the NHS’. The report has already generated considerable media coverage, including the Sunday Times and Daily Telegraph. More information on the Chavasse Report can be found on the BOA website.
All ARMA members would be welcome at the launch event at 9am on 1st July at the Royal College of Surgeons. Anyone interested should Emma Graham at the BOA for further details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bone cement media coverage
ARMA members may have been aware of media coverage regarding use of bone cement in hip replacement surgery following a hip fracture, which has caused some patients to become concerned. The British Orthopaedic Association, British Hip Society and Orthopaedic Trauma Society have produced a position statement for surgeons and patients, available online at: BOA on bone cement use.
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