Professor Bengoa who produced the October 2016 report “Systems Not Structures – Changing Health and Social Care” is In N. Ireland this week and had this to say:
“Change in health and social care can often prove difficult and controversial. It’s the same all over the world – and for good reason. We are dealing with vitally important and much valued services.  However, let’s always remember that avoiding change is not a safe or responsible course of action.Without transformation, services will continue to deteriorate. More of the same means just that – longer waits for treatment, increasing pressure on staff. If you want to build reliable health care for the future, the status quo is not an option.”
We couldn’t agree more which is why we are working with the innovative staff at Musgrave Park Hospital in the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust to implement an enhanced recovery approach to surgery to transform the service for joint replacement patients. 

New BART research just out this month in Hip International looking at the incidence, risk factors and outcome of foot drop following hip replacement.

Dr Emma Cunningham presented her research in collaboration with BART. The poster describes differences in very small molecules in blood between people who develop delirium after surgery and people who do not.


Over the last 4 weeks I have been out on training walks for the 8 mile marathon walk. My aim was to get in 3 walks a week, which I have managed to achieve, no matter the weather. I have arrived home looking like a drowned urchin on a few occasions. Plus, my feet especially my little toes in the beginning were suffering too. Thankfully with the help of a lot of plasters my toes are through the worst of it.

Now I have to start training for a 9 mile walk after it was announced that this week that due to “technical issues” the walk had been chan

Last weekend it was 5 weeks until Marathon Sunday, my current best distance for a walk is 6 miles (9.4km) at an average pace of 3.3 miles/hr (5.4km/hr). I’m hoping to reach approximately 7.5 miles this coming week, and maintain that distance with maybe two 9 mile walks before the big day. With the walk distance now being increased I’ve not only had to re-think my training schedule but also the time I aim to complete the walk in. I’m now aiming to complete the walk in as close to 2.5hrs as possible, which means my average pace needs to improve to 3.6 miles/hr. Lots of hard work still to be done!

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Prof David Beverland was speaking at the 2019 Mayo Arthroplasty Conference  about his views on sciatic nerve palsy – one of the potential complications following hip replacement.

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