South East Clinical Senates

Independent, clinical and strategic advice for health systems in the south east

Arthroplasty

Due to the growth in incidence of arthroplasty for hips and knees the Clinical Senate was asked to assist in recommending the optimum follow up process. The question arose due to the lack of current guidelines, the very varied practice and the rapidly growing numbers of people who require follow up. The work was undertaken to provide preliminary guidelines whilst further evidence emerges and the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) considers issuing new guidelines.

Clinical Senate

West Midlands

Status:

Complete

Date:

Sep-13

Types of Work:

Advice

Theme

Service Optimisation

Policy / Documentation

No

Specialised Commissioning

No

STP / ACS Development Plans

No

Urgent & Emergency Care

No

Multiple Clinical Services

No

Children & Maternity

No

Cardiac

No

Stroke & Vascular

No

Mental Health

No

Respiratory

No

MSK

yes

ENT

No

Community Services/ Hubs

No

Diagnostics / Hubs

No

Primary Care

No

Public Health

No

Care Planning

No

Communications

No

Workforce

No

Link to web page or report

http://www.wmscnsenate.nhs.uk/files/1914/3619/1162/Arthroplasty_Final_Report_v2.1_-_WMCS_-_June_2015_30.pdf