We know that at the moment, waiting lists are too long, too many operations get cancelled - many on the day - and demand for this kind of surgery is growing. Together, these factors mean we need to change how this surgery happens in our area.
We have drawn up proposals based on views of patients, surgeons, and other stakeholders, and now we want your views on these proposals, which is why we're running a consultation.
If approved, the proposals would result in the creation of two NHS hospitals with dedicated operating theatres and beds, for patients who need to stay overnight after their operation – Chase Farm Hospital and University College London Hospital - plus a choice of NHS hospitals for those needing day surgery, and a choice of NHS hospitals for outpatient appointments.
There would also be improvements to education classes, rehabilitation and support for patients with conditions such as dementia or a learning disability.
We want to know what you think about the plans. You can give your feedback in a number of ways, including the online questionnaire or by coming along to one of the events we will be holding across the north central London area.
The next event that will be held at North Mid takes place on Friday 28 February between 2-4pm in our lecture theatre. We are committed to meeting the additional needs of people who want to attend our events. Our lecture theatre is accessible to wheelchair users. If you need a hearing loop or other support, please let us know when you book your place. You can also book by calling 020 8887 2509 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm).
Sign up to the event.
You can also give us your feedback by phone on 0808 1567192, or by emailing: NLP_ORTH@participate.uk.com.
You can read the consultation document and summary which explain the proposals in full at www.northlondonpartners.org.uk/orth_consultation