The BOA's main avenues of engagement with the
NHS are through the British Orthopaedic Directors Society (see below
for more information) which is the network of trauma and orthopaedic
Clinical Directors who work in hospitals delivering front line services,
and the Professional Practice Committee.
An example of the kind of NHS collaboration
undertaken by the BOA was seen in 2010 when we joined forces with the
NHS Confederation to develop a trauma and orthopaedic clinical response
to the economic downturn and productivity challenge.
The BOA membership is kept up-to-date with NHS liaison via the CEO Blog pages which are e-mailed out periodically and monitors the fast-paced changes that are happening across the NHS.
Regional Advisers are elected by their peers; the outcome of the election is endorsed by the BOA President; and their consequential appointments as RSPAs are formally ratified by the College Council. As Regional Advisers their role is to provide perspective from and to the local BOA membership, enabling a two way channel of personalized and informed communication as a particularly useful medium for staying in touch.
As RSPAs they have specific responsibilities to the SHA Director of Professional Affairs for T&O professional matters. More information about RSPAs can be found on the RCSEng website.
The current list of Regional Specialty Advisers for Trauma and Orthopaedics can be found here.
The BODS network can be accessed by those with a log in here.
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