Dr Opinder Sahota
Opinder is an orthogeriatric medicine and consultant physician at Nottingham University Hospitals, NHS Trust. He specialises in elderly medicine with an interest in elderly trauma. His passion and leadership towards the development and delivery of innovative services to patients with falls and fractures has been relentless over the last 10 years. He has developed a track record of commitment towards assuring the quality and safety of patient care, working uniquely across specialities and the boundaries between primary and secondary care.
Nationally he is a member of the Department of Health Fragility Fracture Board, National Hip Fracture Database committee and the Hip Fracture NICE guidance and NICE quality standards writing group, which he feels he has been able to develop a compelling and shared vision and utilising this to mobilise and energise other people. Collectively these projects have seen a significant national improvement, and the development of a ‘Best Practice Tariff’ for hip fracture care.
Extending beyond hip fracture care, he has developed a nationally recognised ‘fracture liaison service’, and a spinal vertebral osteoporosis service. Innovative delivery models of care include one of the first national intravenous bisphosphonate osteoporosis treatment ‘at home’, ‘spinal osteoporosis specialist nurse’ and joint spinal/neuroradiology/osteoporosis multidisciplinary team meetings.
His care and commitment to his patients extends to the charity patient support group. He is an active member of the Nottingham Osteoporosis Patient support group and has taken an active role in helping to redevelop and support the committee, seeing a regular succession of meetings, coffee mornings and fund raising dances in which his own two boys have dressed up as skeletons, handing out leaflets at the most recent public event.