Mission of statement

The NOF wants to raise the level of orthopaedic care in the Nordic countries
and to make this orthopaedic care available to all patients and thus
improve the quality of life (mobility) in the Nordic countries.

The NOF will offer member countries support in research, education and the development of orthopaedic care and the NOF will offer member countries support in their political/professional representation (finances, syndicate) and policy development.

Primary goals of the NOF
On the basis of the mission statement, the SWOT analysis and the stakeholders the following three primary goals are defined:

1.   Improve the cooperation between countries and their main stakeholders.
2.   A better quality of care of our patients.
3.   An improvement of communication (public relations) and thus visibility (internal and external) of NOF activities and NOF achievements.
 
On the basis of the three primary goals the following 14 objectives are defined
1.   Improve the cooperation between countries and their main stakeholders.
    a.Stimulate subspecialists to work together.
    i.Stimulate the use of English language.
    b.Forum for international exchange of knowledge and expertise and orthopaedic education.
    c.Work in close contact to EFORT, AAOS, SICOT, and our colleagues in England, Belgium and Germany.
    d.Liaise with government and other relevant bodies (insurance parties).
    e.Develop a common frame work for the creation of individual strategic plans.
2.   A better quality of care of their patients.
    a.To offer training possibilities / exchange programmes
    |i.Uneven years; structuralized instructional courses.
    ii.Include special (appealing) fellowships for young professionals.
    iii.Especially also for colleagues of third world countries.
    b.Collect, combine and exchange (evidence based) guidelines of each individual country for common use.
    c.Promotion of research
    i.Stimulate the development of Evidence based orthopaedics/RCT.
    d.Stimulate registries use.
    e.Collect, combine and exchange patient information of each individual country for common use.
3.   An improvement of communication (public relations) and thus visibility (internal and external) of NOF activities and NOF achievements.
    a.Create a communication plan for the NOF with the following elements:
    i.Editorial Acta by NOF president
    ii.Newsletter to members (2/year)
    iii.Improve website + webmaster
    iv.Presence at national meetings + presentation by NOF president.
    v.Improve image of NOF visibility on congresses
    vi.To promote the dissemination of research results
    b.Transparency finance + budgeting for member countries.
    c.Develop effective systems of communications with patients (exchange strategies and expertise on patient education).
    d.Raising public awareness about orthopaedic disorders in Nordic Europe to raise awareness in the Nordic European lay public and among health care providers and politicians about the importance and implications of orthopaedic disorders.
    e.Representation of member countries on a European level.

Congresses, Courses and Meetings

Coming events


Past events

  • NOF Congresses

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NOF Member Countries

  Denmark

  Estonia

  Finland

  Iceland

  Lithuania

  The Netherlands

  Norway

  Sweden

NEWS



Acta Orthopaedica, current issue
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Registration open now! 59th NOF Congress 13-15 June 2018, Reykjavik, Iceland
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Registration is open: Spinal Instructional Course in Reykjavik, Iceland
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NOF Congress Grant for residents and young orthopaedic surgeons
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NOF supports and facilitates Instructional Courses of member country societies
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