Please see a number of independent research surveys below. The researchers involved would appreciate it if you could take the time to complete these by the deadline dates given.
This survey was last held ten years ago and the high response rate enabled analysis that helped direct hand surgery over recent years. The information will be used to help workforce planning and see trends in hand surgery in the UK . It may also highlight the disparity in hand service provision across the UK. The results of this survey will be presented at the BSSH Autum meeting in Cardiff this May.
Please complete this survey here by Tuesday 31st July 2018.
Managing C2 Fractures in the Elderly
The purpose of the study is to inform current UK practice – it appears that there is massive variation in how these injuries are treated from soft collars to halos and everything in between. Given the high mortality and morbidity of these injuries, this information is being collected to gather a snap shot of what is happening at present to build a case for an RCT around treatment of C2 fractures in the elderly age group.
Please complete this survey here by the end of June.
Members Survey on Winter Pressure and Waiting Times
Winter pressures and commissioning restrictions affecting elective orthopaedic surgery have seen widespread disruptions to services in many parts of the country. Access to surgery and waiting times are a current concern to the BOA. To gain further insight into the extent of the situation, the BOA are asking for further information on the effects in your area.
Please complete the survey here.