Diversity and Inclusion

A more diverse BOA better serves our patients and best supports our colleagues. Trauma and Orthopaedics should be an inclusive surgical profession that inspires, attracts and retains the best talent from a wide variety of backgrounds. We believe that achieving this vision will promote better quality patient care.

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BOA & BOTA Culture and Diversity Champions

As part of BOA & BOTA’s culture and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategy, we are delighted to launch a new Culture & Diversity (C&D) Champions’ programme. 

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Inclusive Orthopaedics Initiative

As part of our Diversity and Inclusion strategy we are committed to stimulate cultural change and improve diversity and inclusion across Trauma and Orthopaedics. As part of this work we want to challenge the status quo by joining up with industry on making orthopaedic tools more inclusive.

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Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Action Plan

The BOA has published it Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Action Plan. Both documents are available to read and download.

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Webinar: BHS/BOA Culture and Diversity Meeting

Held on 24th June 2021, this lecture and discussion co-hosted by the BOA and the BHS addressed issues faced by black, Asian and minority ethnic staff and patients in the NHS.

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BHS Webinar - The Data of Diversity: Gender

Presentation on 'The Data of Diversity: Gender' by Joanna Maggs. Originally presented at BHS 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting

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T&O Pride Month 2021

In celebration of Pride Month in 2021 we were delighted to join up with a number of our members to run a social media campaign. They all gave some valuable insight into how they view their career progression as someone from the LGBTQ+ community and gave some really outstanding advice to others.

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Gender Diversity in Orthopaedic Surgery around the world

To celebrate International Women's Day 8th March 2020, we highlighted Gender Diversity in Orthopaedic Surgery. The JTO Volume 8, Issue 1, March 2020, features ‘Gender Diversity in Orthopaedic Surgery, A Perspective from the International Orthopaedic Diversity Alliance’.