Trauma & Orthopaedic Clinical Working Group – Priorities

The priorities for all the clinical working groups with the Surgery in Children Operational Delivery Network are ultimately agreed by the group members. The priorities include ensuring that regional practice aligns to national standards, identifying and attempting to address regional variation in practice and collaboration to ensure continuous service development at both a local and regional level. Over-arching priorities are set annually but reviewed regularly at group meetings. The groups will annually review its progress against its agreed priorities and report back to the Surgery in Children Network Board.

Priorities identified at the start of April 2021 included:

  • Review of pathways for forearm and fracture management to consider increased manipulations in Emergency Department
  • Support development of regional MDTs for orthopaedic surgery
  • Map demand and capacity to ensure sustainable service for the future
  • Support development of pathways and agreement for dual operating practice for orthopaedic surgery
  • Audit of botox use in the management of children with cerebral palsy
  • Support the use of the cerebral palsy integrated pathway
  • Support case for regional access to gait analysis
  • Scope development of paediatric trauma advice line