In 2019 the BOA, alongside the Executive team and Council Trustees, have produced a revision of the BOA Strategy, as well as a restructuring of committees. The previous BOA strategy focussed on three areas (Professional Practice, Training and Education and Research), with lengthy documents outlining expectations for each of these. 

The new BOA Strategy outlines the underpinning Vision, Mission and Values of the BOA in a succinct and accessible way, as well as putting forward the strategic priorities that stem from this. 

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BOA Strategic Priorities

Promote the highest standards of patient care

  • Share responsibility for the patient pathway from prevention to treatment and rehabilitation.
  • Promote relevant data collection and analysis, ethical innovation and patient safety
  • Promote and help sustain high quality research in Trauma and Orthopaedics
  • Identify means of quality improvement and reducing variation
  • Identify and promote mechanisms for peer support
  • Include patients and those who support them in making decisions about their care


Influence, engage and collaborate

  • Forge strong and lasting relationships with all those involved in the care of patients with musculoskeletal disease or injury
  • Proactively engage with all national, regional and local stakeholders in patient care
  • Represent and support all sub-specialties in Trauma and Orthopaedics and collaborate on policy and standards development
  • Support our members, proactively seek their views and clearly communicate the work of the BOA and its outcomes
  • Develop BOA strategic international partnerships with a particular focus on activities in the less economically developed countries


Educate, train and develop

  • Promote and support a career in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Encourage the development of a diverse workforce
  • Support surgeons in all aspects and at all stages of their careers
  • Support the clinical and professional development of the entire Trauma and Orthopaedic team
  • Encourage and inspire students to become Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeons


Demonstrate the highest standards in our organisation

  • Promote fairness, accountability and resilience
  • Work in an open and inclusive way
  • Ensure there is no tolerance of discrimination, harassment, bullying and undermining
  • Communicate clearly, decisively and promptly
  • Invest, train and develop our staff
  • Embed good governance across our organisation, for our finances, data, membership and other processes