The BOA Orthopaedic Surgery Research Centre (BOSRC), based at the York Trials Unit, supports the BOA in expanding the number of trials in the UK related to Trauma and Orthopaedics. Submit your research idea 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 British Orthopaedic Association shares the concerns surrounding the new contract for all junior doctors in England and the effect this will have on our already over stretched workforce. Please see our latest statement here.
BOA Annual Congress | 19th–22nd September 2017
The BOA Annual Congress 2017 will take place at the ACC in Liverpool.
You can look forward to four days of lectures, discussions and debates focused on Quality and Innovation.
Keep your eye on the Congress website here for further details on the programme.
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.
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 Ian Winson currently in the role of President, supported by an Executive group and Council. Mr Winson is a consultant foot and ankle surgeon, based in Bristol, 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.
BOA Annual Congress
19-22 September 2017
Training Orthopaedic Trainers
12-13 October 2017
Training Orthopaedic Clinical & Educational Supervisors
8 November 2017
BOA Instructional Course
6-7 January 2018