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Photo Competition

Take part in the BOA’s photo competition!  Please help us celebrate the work of ...
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NHS launches new decision making tools for MSK

NHS England has published a suite of eight decision support tools covering varyi...
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Orthopaedics Online - A Place to Share

Share your thoughts and experiences with others in the orthopaedic community on ...
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BOAST - Management of Metastatic Bone Disease

The BOA have published a Trauma BOAST (BOA Standard) on the Management of Metast...
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England and Wales T&O Waiting Times data for March 2022

Summary of the BOA’s viewpoint on new NHS data released 12 May 2022 on waiting t...
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Two new BOASTs published

We are pleased to announce the addition of two new BOASTs (BOA Standards), each ...
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Support for Ukraine - Lower limb webinar series

Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, the BOA, through its Executive Office...
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Advisory Committee on Clinical Impact Awards (ACCIA) 2022

The new National Clinical Impact Awards are open to all consultants who have com...
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OrthoBUDDY: Building Global Mentorship

South African Female Orthopaedic Surgeons' Society (SAFOSS) and BOA launch a new...
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Injectable Orthobiologic Treatments for Osteoarthritis

1 March 2022: The BOA has written this paper to help people who are thinking abo...
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Statement on the publication of the Government’s Elective Recovery Plan

8 February 2022: The Government has published its plan for recovery of elective ...
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BOA & BOTA Culture and Diversity Champions

As part of BOA & BOTA’s culture and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strate...
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Parenthood and Orthopaedics

The BOA has launched resources to support parenthood in trauma and orthopaedics....
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2022 SAS Professional Development Programme

The BOA is looking for SAS T&O surgeons to join our brand new online Professiona...
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BOAST - Peripheral Nerve Injury

All clinicians undertaking musculoskeletal care may be involved in the managemen...
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BOAST - The Safe Use of Intraoperative Tourniquets

Local tissue damage is a significant potential consequence of tourniquet use, pa...
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Specialty and Associate Specialists (SAS)

We recognise Specialty & Associate Specialist (SAS) surgeons or Locally-Employed...
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BOA Travelling Fellowships

Every year, the BOA offers a number of Travelling Fellowships to its members. Th...
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Download the BOA App

06 August 2021 - Keep up to date with all things BOA with our year-round app!  ...
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Statement regarding recent media coverage about orthopaedic surgery

9 July 2021: We are aware of media coverage this week about a research study in...
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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...
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BOA Statement on RCS England publication 'A New Deal for Surgery'

28 May 2021: The RCS England has published its ‘New Deal for Surgery’ today, and...
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Webinar: Practising what we preach! Arterial injuries associated with fractures and dislocations

Held on 26th May 2021. Arterial injuries associated with a fracture or a disloca...
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BOA and Specialist Society Position paper on caring for patients awaiting surgery

6 May 2021: We are writing to all members of the BOA and the specialist societie...
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Committee vacancies

Applications are now open for vacant positions across all committees for three-y...
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Coping with COVID: Managing recovery and supporting patients

Join us for the next 'Coping with COVID' webinar to be held Tuesday 11th May

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BOA statement on waiting times data release from January 2021

11 March 2021: Elective Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery has been severely affecte...
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BOAST - Providing a Continuous Safe Elective Orthopaedic Environment

26 February 2021 - A sufficient and stable bed base is essential for effective y...
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Survey on burnout and wellbeing among trauma and orthopaedic surgeons

27th January 2021 - We are currently experiencing  a pandemic of healthcare work...
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New guidance on COVID-19 vaccination, surgery and steroids

22nd January 2021 - Guidance on the timing of vaccination, surgery and steroid i...
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NuVasive PRECICE device recall by MHRA

21st January 2021 - The MHRA yesterday issued a notice on 20 Jan 2021 about a de...
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Current BOA position regarding elective activity, waiting lists and restart

11 December 2020: In late-March 2020, all non-urgent elective operations and mos...
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NHS England waiting list figures show T&O patients are worst affected

11 December 2020: The latest Trauma and Orthopaedic data for England, published ...
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British Orthopaedic Association statement on Comprehensive Spending Review

25th November 2020 - The Government has announced an additional £1 billion for t...
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Information for patients having steroid injections in the upper limb or hand during the Coronavirus pandemic

23 October 2020: The BOA, BSSH and BESS have published this patient information ...
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BOA and GIRFT statement on 'ring fenced' orthopaedic beds in the COVID-19 context image

BOA and GIRFT statement on 'ring fenced' orthopaedic beds in the COVID-19 context

19 October 2020: The BOA and GIRFT have worked together to produce this statemen...
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BOA statement about proposed suspensions of elective operations in some regions

15 October 2020: The BOA is aware of media reports regarding hospitals in Englan...
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Progress on restarting elective orthopaedic surgery

8 October 2020: Orthopaedic elective surgery has achieved one of the lowest perc...
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BOA viewpoint on communications with waiting list patients and those approaching surgery

28 September 2020: The reduction in number of operations during the COVID-19 pan...
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BOA position on suspending surgery due to COVID-19 

15 September 2020: With cases of COVID rising across the UK there is discussion ...
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BOA statement on NICE planned care rapid guideline

3 August 2020: The BOA supports the implementation of the COVID-19 rapid guideli...
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BOA pathway guidelines for resumption of local anaesthetic musculoskeletal procedures in adults image

BOA pathway guidelines for resumption of local anaesthetic musculoskeletal procedures in adults

This document outlines recommendations for a reasonable pathway, mindful of both...
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BOA Position statement on Medical Device Regulation from 2020

On 26th May 2017, the Medical Devices Regulation (MDR 2017/745) was published, w...
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A message for people waiting for joint replacement and other orthopaedic surgery image

A message for people waiting for joint replacement and other orthopaedic surgery

26 June 2020: We are acutely aware of the growing waiting lists that are affecti...
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Joint Statement from the BOA and Versus Arthritis on April Waiting Times

11 June 2020: Elective surgery – including joint replacement surgery – has taken...
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Re-starting non-urgent trauma and orthopaedic care: Summary guidance image

Re-starting non-urgent trauma and orthopaedic care: Summary guidance

The BOA has produced guidance on a range of issues raised by the shift towards ‘...
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National selection to T&O training in England, 2020

02 May 2020 - As we all reflect with varying emotions on the 2020 T&O trainee se...
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Guidance for casting practice in the current COVID-19 pandemic

The BOA Casting Committee has written these guidelines to help with casting prac...
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BOAST - Management of patients with urgent orthopaedic conditions and trauma during the coronavirus pandemic (Archived) image

BOAST - Management of patients with urgent orthopaedic conditions and trauma during the coronavirus pandemic (Archived)

It is acknowledged that, during the coronavirus pandemic, surgeons and patients ...
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BOA statement regarding hip and knee waiting times FOI data

24 February 2020: The BOA has raised concerns for some time over waiting times f...
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Getting It Right in Orthopaedics: A follow-up on the GIRFT national specialty report on orthopaedics image

Getting It Right in Orthopaedics: A follow-up on the GIRFT national specialty report on orthopaedics

The British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) is delighted and proud to support this...
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BOA/BASK/BHS communication about changes to knee revision surgery in England

18 December 2019: The BOA, BHS and BASK, wish to inform our members about develo...
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