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About QIST 2018

QIST 2 day orthopaedic conference over the last 5 years has gone from strength to strength and this year we are welcoming over the 2 days our colleagues from the foot and ankle surgeries and upper limb /shoulder arthroplasty which will be run as separate events.

2019 Events

30th April 2019

Day Case Hip & Knee Arthoplasty

London Marriott Hotel Kensington

QIST in collaboration with the British Association of Day Case Surgery (BADS) presents the above meeting to provide information and shared experience on how to set up a day case hip and knee arthroplasty service and how to overcome the challenges.

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5th April 2019

3rd North East of England Hip Preservation Course

Grand Hotel Gosforth Park

The meeting will be suitable for GPs, GPs with special interest in sports and exercise medicine, sports physicians, sports therapists, physiotherapists and orthopaedic surgeons involved in the care of these patients.

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Clinical Trials

Building on the successful Quality Improvement in Surgical Teams Collaborative model, we are pleased to introduce an ambitious new collaborative opportunity to work together to improve surgical outcomes through the preoperative treatment of mild anaemia and decolonisation of carriers of Methicillin Sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA).

  • Led by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the British Orthopaedic Association.
  • The project is funded for £1.5M by Northumbria NHS Vanguard, NHS Improvement, and industry (Vifor and Schülke), with independent evaluation by the University of York Trials Unit.
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This innovative Quality Improvement, Patient Safety and Research trial aims to improve care after hip and knee replacement in two evidence based domains:

QIST: Anaemia
To improve: Transfusion, Critical Care Admission, Length of Stay, Readmissions

QIST: Infection
To improve: MSSA hip and knee replacement infection rates

The purpose of the Quality Improvement in Surgical Teams Collaborative is to improve the quality of care delivered to patients requiring joint replacement surgery by introducing two complimentary care-bundles for mild anaemia and MSSA into routine clinical practice. It comes through the preoperative treatment of mild anaemia and decolonisation of carriers of Methicillin Sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA).

For further information on the QIST trial contact gillian.davis@northumbria-healthcare.nhs.uk.

Testimonials

“Very informative and interesting day. New ideas and challenges to our regimes. Lots of information to take back to hospital.”

Accommodation

Travelodge

Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 5HN

Located just outside the city centre, the Newcastle Gosforth Hotel offers a peaceful way to enjoy Newcastle with plenty of access to the surrounding areas as well.

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Grand Hotel Gosforth

Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 5HN

Stay in accommodation that is directly at the event venue. Step into luxury at Grand Hotel Gosforth Park, where we offer tastefully appointed, elegant accommodation and exceptional service.

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