The Irish Institute of Orthopaedic Surgeons was formed in 1972. Its functions included determining the need for new orthopaedic appointments, involvement in the replacement of those retiring, and a commitment to develop a training program in line with that being established in the UK under the auspices of the Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC) of the Joint Committee of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons.
The National Clinical Programme for Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery
The National Clinical Programme for Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery was formed to develop change initiatives which will improve and standardise the quality of care, to improve access for patients, and to provide a framework for the HSE, hospital managers, clinicians and the multidisciplinary teams caring for patients.
The delivery of cost effective, evidence based healthcare is in the best interests of patients. The National Clinical Programme in Surgery has developed and published models of care for planned and acute surgery, the standards laid out in both documents has had a significant impact on how surgical care is delivered. Clinicians, healthcare workers and administrators now have clear guidelines on how to deliver best practice care to surgical patients.