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Carpal Tunnel Surgery in the Community


Carpal Tunnel Surgery in the Community As of 1st April 2013 Matrix have recently been awarded AQP status which allows us to provide Carpal Tunnel Surgery within the Community. This service begins on 1st April 2013 and will cover Sunderland, Read more

Menorrhagia Clinic for Durham PCT


In line with our policy of getting the patient to the right specialist at the first visit Matrix operates an Orthoapedic triage contract in conjunction with Nottingham PCT (is this correct terminology os is it Citycare etc?) which Read more

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Carpal Tunnel Surgery in the Community

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Carpal Tunnel Surgery in the Community

As of 1st April 2013 Matrix have recently been awarded AQP status which allows us to provide Carpal Tunnel Surgery within the Community. This service begins on 1st April 2013 and will cover Sunderland, Gateshead and South Tyneside.

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Menorrhagia Clinic for Durham PCT

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In line with our policy of getting the patient to the right specialist at the first visit Matrix operates an Orthoapedic triage contract in conjunction with Nottingham PCT (is this correct terminology os is it Citycare etc?) which offers a variety of primary care options for Musculoskeletal disorders as well as the usual hospital subspeciality clinics. Where possible patients are seen close to home by an Orthopaedic specialist who is able to decide upon requirement for surgery (eg hip or knee replacement) and make arrangements for surgery without attendance at hospital. Other referral pathways include ICATS knee clinic, pain clinics, podiatry and MSK physiotherapy services. Matrix have also delivered a similar service for Durham PCT.

In association with Easington Health South we are proud to have won the contract to deliver a Community Menorrhagia Clinic for Durham PCT based at Peterlee Health Centre. The service is Consultant-led by experienced Gynaecologists who are able to perform coil-fitting for suitable patients in the community including all the necessary diagnostic workup. As a Pilot this clinic is subject to regular review on the basis of financial viability, patient satisfaction and quality. We are optimistic that this project will provide a credible basis for replication elsewhere and also across the specialities.


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KPIs – Patient Survey Results

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Patient Survey Results

 Updated 08/03/2010    Information based on 773 patients from 1/01/09 to present time.
When you were contacted by the Matrix Office to arrange your surgery date, how did you regard the attitude and professionalism of the staff?

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Newsletter – December 2009

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Newsletter – December 2009

Secure UK Based Medical Transcription Service Now Available!!!!!!
Matrix Orthopaedics provide medical transcription outsourcing services to both the NHS and the private sector, enabling them to outsource their typing to us. All transcription work is carried out by highly experienced UK based transcribers specialising in medical transcription in all medical fields.

How the system works……
Step 1
Letter dictated by client into digital dictation machine
Step 2
Dictation uploaded to Matrix secure server using web browser
Step 3
Dictation typed by UK based experienced typists
Step 4
Notification sent once transcription complete. Client can print, edit & save documents

Matrix Secure Server
Matrix Orthopaedics can also offer a secure data storage system for all your confidential information as well as being able to provide a full administration service e.g. patient database, invoicing etc.

Working Relationships
Matrix Orthopaedics continues to have a close working relationship with City Hospitals Sunderland and Gateshead NHS Trust, we continue to maintain the 18 week government targets.

Matrix Christmas Party – Scalinis Restaurant Jesmond 4th December 2009
The Matrix Christmas Party was a resounding success and was enjoyed by all staff and Business Associates.

North of England Open Junior Squash Championships – 12th September 2009
Matrix Orthopaedics also sponsored “North of England open Junior Squash Championships” on the 12th & 13th September 2009 at the Northumberland Club, Jesmond.

Health Care Awards Evening 16th July 2009 – Ramside Hall Hotel
Matrix Orthopaedics were proud sponsors of the above event. We sponsored the category of GP Practice of the year and were honoured to present the award to Westbourne Medical Group based in Shiney Row, Houghton le Spring.

Appointment of New Group Manager – 13th July 2009
Mr Eric Dixon was appointed as new Group Manager for Matrix Orthopaedics on the 13th July 2009. Eric is hoping to help us build on an already successful operation.


Newsletter April 2009

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News Update April 2009

Expansion of office and workforce
To cope with demand Matrix has raised the number of employees from 5 to 8 and trebled office space at e-volve, Houghton-le-Spring. This allows us to answer telephone calls immediately, to send out GP communications promptly and to plan admission for surgery within days of the patient seeing the consultant in clinic. The extensive NHS experience and expertise of the office team delivers a consistent and cohesive response when dealing with patients, GP’s and the various hospitals at which we operate. Read more


Expanding our workforce

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News Update Oct 2008

An expanding workforce to meet the growing challenges of the NHS

We have expanded our office team to 8 fulltime assistants and have doubled our office space at the e.volve Business Centre, Houghton-le-Spring. The intention is to deliver a comprehensive service to general practitioners through clear and accessible lines of communication and provide a reliable and personalised service for each person under our care throughout the treatment pathway.

Allan Stirrat, Executive Director of Matrix Says:

Mr Allan Stirrat MB ChB, FRCS (Ed)
Director and Orthopedic Surgeon
“We take pride in our responsiveness to customers and have maintained 95% record in answering telephone calls within 15 seconds. Plans are in place to expand the workforce in terms of medical, managerial and negotiating skills in order to respond to demands of the NHS and government proposals and world class commissioning”.