The UK and Ireland In-Training Examination (UKITE) is a national, online examination tool that allows trainees to practice for Part I of the FRCS T&O examination with similar formatted questions and immediate results. More information on the UKITE deadlines and schedules is available 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.
The BOA are pleased to announce the four revised Clinical Commissioning Guidance documents which have been developed through a partnership project between the British Orthopaedic Association and the Royal College of Surgeons (England). The four documents are available to download here.
BOA Instructional Course | 6th–7th January 2018
The focus of the 2018 Instructional Course will be foot and ankle, spine, pelvis and acetabulum, sarcoma and trauma with the opportunity to abstain relevant workplace based assessments.
For information on the programme and how to register please visit the Instructional course page here.
BOA Annual Congress | 25th–28th September 2018
The BOA Congress will take place at the ICC Birmingham with the theme, Taking Stock: Planning the Future.
Abstracts Submission are now open and will close on Wednesday 7th February 2018.
Keep your eye on the Congress website here for further details on the BOA centenary Congress.
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 Mr Ananda Nanu currently in the role of President, supported by an Executive group and Council. Mr Nanu is an orthopaedic surgeon, based in Sunderland, who will continue to focus on:
– 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.