With subscription rates tailored to specific personal needs that truly reflect your current and future career choices, we are uniquely positioned to represent the entire breadth and depth of the Trauma & Orthopaedic profession in the UK: Some 40% of the entire UK surgical workforce.
Our three core objectives of Excellence in Professional Practice, Training & Education, and Trauma & Orthopaedic Research, ensure that good practice guidelines are developed and delivered efficiently across the workforce. Only membership of the British Orthopaedic Association can give you all this.
Below is a breakdown of all BOA Membership Benefits:
Excellence in Professional Practice
Take advantage of our close collaboration with;
Our sister SSAs and the Royal Colleges on all issues
The MHRA on devices
HQIP for the NJR and NHFD
The Healthcare Industry on innovation
NICE – on Quality Standards and Outcomes
The BMA to influence our members’ terms and conditions of service
The Department of Health on Clinical Leadership, EWTR and clinical audit
BODS, our Regional Advisers, the TPDs, our unique hospital Linkmen and our strong relationship with the NHS Confederation.
We have produced various Blue Book publications and BOAST sheets. These are circulated to all members throughout the year, with downloadable versions available on this website (see Publications)
For more information on Professional Practice click here.
Training & Education
In 1925, Sir Robert Jones said that training needs to be 'sufficiently comprehensive to enable one to appreciate the scientific basis of any new advance and to maintain a technical facility to traverse any fresh operative avenue'.
Today, we develop and revise the T & O Curriculum work for the GMC and set standards for its delivery and for many other areas of our practice.
We offer a ‘one-stop-shop’ for revalidation that allows all members to continue their Professional Development:
Instructional Courses for Trainees to prepare for the FRCS Orth
Improved Bone & Joint Journal (BJJ), subscriptions and educational content for Higher Surgical Trainees
Working with DoH to deliver minimum standards of core training
Delivering standards for training posts in collaboration with JCST to assist in assessing quality of posts
Plaster Casting Courses to obtain a Diploma with Glasgow Clyde University
For more information on Training and Education click here.
All of our Training & Education culminates in an Annual Scientific Congress with strong linkages with all specialist societies and the key avenue for ethical interaction with industry.
Our 2013 meeting will be held in Birmingham ICC, 1st - 4th October. For more information click here.
Trauma & Orthopaedic Research
Trauma & Orthopaedic research takes dedication, commitment and funding. We lobby to maintain and grow our research capacity and to increase National funding of Orthopaedic Research via Joint Action. We are an accredited Partner with the NIHR. All this has enabled almost £1.4million of funding which has resulted in:
51 published, peer-reviewed, scientific papers of definitive results
12 completed theses
7 projects, causing direct clinical change to improve patient outcomes
6 internationally acclaimed, published posters of research outcomes
6 pump primed projects that have gone on to receive further, major funding streams and hold great promise for scientific breakthroughs of best-practice in the UK.
For more information on the BOA Trauma & Orthopaedic Research strategy click here.
The Bone & Joint Journal (formerly known as
The Bone & Joint Journal (BJJ), formerly known
as Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (British volume), is an integral part of
BOA membership. We have negotiated and agreed a 7% discount for Trainees and a
13% discount for all other members. This will increase in 2013 to a 9% and 16%
discount respectively. BJJ has been a valuable source to our members of
peer-reviewed scientific information in different Orthopaedic fields. It is
core and essential reading for general as well as specialist Orthopaedic
surgeons worldwide. The journal provides evidence-based research to enhance the
quality of care for Orthopaedic patients: as such it is an enormously useful
research and information tool for all our members.
BJJ provides online access at www.bjj.boneandjoint.org.uk which includes
a full text archive dating back to 1948, as well as multimedia, CME/CPD and
other features. Many of our members have had articles published in the Journal,
which accepts contributions from around the world. All are welcome and each is
considered on its own merits. Online submission is available at http://orthodox.boneandjoint.org.uk
If you have any queries with regards to the
journal, please contact Miranda Boyce – email@example.com
Additional Membership Benefits
In addition to our three core objectives of Excellence in Professional Practice, Training and Education, and Trauma & Orthopaedic Research, membership of the British Orthopaedic Association also entitles you to:
Exceptional links to sister associations in Europe and internationally to enhance your sense of community and identity with your chosen profession
An exclusive hardcopy handbook of your peers that includes a comprehensive list of all members of the association and their full contact details along with a constantly updated digital access to any changes.
A must read professional journal for orthopaedic surgeons, by Orthopaedic Surgeons, in the British Orthopaedic News (BON)
Ability to become a distributor of The Orthocard, the FREE patient implant verification card
Ready access to a network of expert Medicolegal advice
The cream of orthopaedic Fellowships, Awards and Prizes
Highly informative monthly Presidential and CEO e-mails keeping you abreast of all the latest trends, political landscape and best-practices.
A benevolent fund for members or their dependents in times of need
If you have any questions that we have not covered, or wish to find out more, please speak to our Membership Secretary, Ms Leslie O'Leary on 020 7406 1762, to harness the future of your career, today.