The BOA has appointed 22 Regional Advisers to support T&O surgeons. Find out more about your Regional Advisers here.
The BOA – Who we are
The British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) is the Surgical Specialty Association for Trauma and Orthopaedics in the UK.
We provide national leadership, a unifying focus, and charitable endeavour by:
- Caring for Patients; Supporting Surgeons; Transforming Lives
As a membership organisation we care for patients and support surgeons by focusing on excellence in:
- Professional Practice; Training and Education; Research
Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery is a highly cost effective form of treatment which aims to restore pain free mobility for patients. By restoring mobility, Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery can not only help people stay active for longer, but deliver major economic savings; enabling people to return to work, or live more independently.
Given the growing musculoskeletal disease burden, and the transformative impact surgery can have for the right patients, we believe surgeons, commissioners and colleagues across the NHS should work together to increase surgical capacity.
73% of CCGs studied by the RCS do not follow NICE and clinical guidance on referral for hip replacement, or have no relevant commissioning policy in place. Find out more about commissioning and T&O surgery here.
The QALY cost of a new hip is £4288. This makes hip replacements approximately 7 times more cost effective than a drug priced at the threshold NICE uses.
Established by a Trust Deed in 1938, the BOA Benevolent Fund exists to meet the needs of our members and their families who find themselves in uncertain or distressed circumstances.
The BOA is led by active clinicians, with Professor Colin Howie currently in the role of President, supported by an Executive group and Council. Professor Howie is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Edinburgh and as incoming President has plans in three broad themes:
- Meaningful orthopaedic engagement and leadership at a local level
– Engaging and supporting the whole T&O workforce
– Promoting quality and ensuring that the effectiveness of T&O is at the forefront.