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.
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 statement 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.
SAVE THE DATE
BOA Annual Congress | 13 – 16th September 2016
The BOA Annual Congress 2016 will take place at the Belfast Waterfront from 13th – 16th September 2016.
Belfast is a dynamic and forward-thinking destination that has transformed dramatically in recent years. The new expansion plans opening in May 2016 will double the event space at the Waterfront to 7,000m2 offering a world-class facility.
We will be building an exciting programme based on ‘Clinical Leadership and Engagement’, keep an eye on the Congress website for abstract submission details and programme updates.
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 Timothy Wilton currently in the role of President, supported by an Executive group and Council. Mr Wilton is a consultant lower limb surgeon in Derby 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.