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. 

The new C&D Champions are representatives of BOA and BOTA and will work together with BOA and BOTA to encourage, inspire and stimulate positive change in work culture and to build a more diverse and inclusive environment for our specialty.

The BOA & BOTA C&D Champions programme will involve recruitment of one Junior Champion and one Senior Champion from each deanery. 

C&D Champions will be advocates for driving positive change in work culture and increasing DEI in Trauma & Orthopaedics (T&O) surgery within their region. The C&D Champions network will work closely with the BOA and BOTA to unite the culture change and DEI efforts across the UK. The Champions will also be a point of contact for junior and senior T&O surgeons within their region for culture and DEI initiatives.

The role of the BOA & BOTA C&D Champion:
  • Promote a more diverse and inclusive community within Trauma & Orthopaedic (T&O) Surgery, that accurately reflects the population we care for.
  • Promote positive work culture change to ensure everyone feels welcomed, included and respected within T&O surgery.
  • Unite individual efforts of culture and DEI improvement work across the UK; so creating a cohesive collective network to share resources and support.
  • Train and equip passionate and like-minded individuals with the skills and tools required to initiate positive culture change and create a more diverse and inclusive community within T&O surgery.
  • Demonstrate exemplary attitudes and behaviour towards improving diversity and inclusion in T&O surgery.
How to submit a nomination

If you would like to be considered for the role, we would love to hear from you!

Please see your emails for links to the nomination site. You must be a BOA or BOTA member with at least 4 years postgraduate to apply and the closing date for receipt of completed applications is 17:00 on Friday 28 January 2022.