I’d be grateful for your experience please…

Our Trust is insisting that all SPA activity occurs on-site. Traditionally we had agreed that at least 1 SPA could be at home, especially as our IT infrastructure is so poor that preparing talks or anything computer-related for that matter, is virtually impossible.
I wil contact the BMA about this but wondered what the SPA regulations in your Trusts were.
Many thanks


Tim Waters, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Clinical Director - Trauma & Orthopaedics
West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Aintree, Liverpool.
1.5 basic SPA.
We allow to be done at home.
Major problems with IT / internet access used as main argument.
We find the  flexibility helps.
Paul Carter
'Mohsen, Amr' amr.mohsen@hey.nhs.uk [orthodirectors]
1 SpA any place and time rest on site Amr from hull and east yorkshire Sent from my iPhone On 4 Sep 2015, at 09:56, 'Tulloch Chris (RVW) Orthopaedics' chris.tulloch@nth.nhs.uk [orthodirectors] <orthodirectors@yahoogroups.com> wrote: No restriction regarding
Fri 04/09
04 September 2015 09:56
No restriction regarding SPA
IT could not  cope
1 spa at home ok with us at derby

'Barton Cefin (RBT) Mid Cheshire Tr' Cefin.Barton@mcht.nhs.uk [orthodirectors]
Same in Crewe. 1 SPA off site. We are all on 11 sessions here and there simply isn’t the space in the timetable to fit another in regularly onsite. No robust monitoring here and output is VERY variable! Cefin Mr Cefin Barton MB BCh, MRCS, FRCS(Tr&Orth) Consultant
Fri 04/09
04 September 2015 09:47
Same in Rotherham 
They tried to insist on all SPAs done in hospital but it actually doesn't in with the timetable. We therefore allow some at home, although everybody has 1 SPA as a session on site, and a lot of the rest is departmental meetings, etc.

Ian C
Ian Carmichael
Director for Surgery
and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Same south tees – 1 flexible at home 
In Leicester it is 0.5-1 depending on Consultants individual responsibilities.  We now have full VPN and decreasing office space so no reason why "home working" can't be justified but then assessed on output.

Richard A Power FRCSEd(Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Clinical Director Musculoskeletal and Specialist Surgery
Clinical Lead and Designated Individual Leicester Bone and Tissue Bank

  Up to 1 SPA off site allowed in Gloucestershire as far as I am aware
Mr Daniel Engelke
Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedics
Service Line Director T&O
Gloucestershire Royal Hospitals NHS Trust
1 spa at home ok with us at derby