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BOA statement on waiting times data release from January 2021 image

BOA statement on waiting times data release from January 2021

11th March 2021 - Elective Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery has been severely affe...
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BOAST - Providing a Continuous Safe Elective Orthopaedic Environment  image

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 image

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  image

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 image

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  image

Current BOA position regarding elective activity, waiting lists and restart

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

NHS England waiting list figures show T&O patients are worst affected

11th December 2020 - The latest Trauma and Orthopaedic data for England, publish...
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British Orthopaedic Association statement on Comprehensive Spending Review image

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 image

Information for patients having steroid injections in the upper limb or hand during the Coronavirus pandemic

23rd October 2020 - The BOA, BSSH and BESS have published this patient informati...
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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

The BOA and GIRFT have worked together to produce this statement regarding 'ring...
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BOA statement about proposed suspensions of elective operations in some regions image

BOA statement about proposed suspensions of elective operations in some regions

The BOA is aware of media reports regarding hospitals in England that are consid...
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Progress on restarting elective orthopaedic surgery image

Progress on restarting elective orthopaedic surgery

Orthopaedic elective surgery has achieved one of the lowest percentage returns t...
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BOA viewpoint on communications with waiting list patients and those approaching surgery image

BOA viewpoint on communications with waiting list patients and those approaching surgery

The reduction in number of operations during the COVID-19 pandemic (just 4.9% of...
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BOA position on suspending surgery due to COVID-19  image

BOA position on suspending surgery due to COVID-19 

With cases of COVID rising across the UK there is discussion of a second wave an...
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BOA statement on NICE planned care rapid guideline image

BOA statement on NICE planned care rapid guideline

The BOA supports the implementation of the COVID-19 rapid guideline ‘Arranging p...
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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 image

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

We are acutely aware of the growing waiting lists that are affecting all planned...
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Joint Statement from the BOA and Versus Arthritis on April Waiting Times image

Joint Statement from the BOA and Versus Arthritis on April Waiting Times

“Elective surgery – including joint replacement surgery – has taken a massive hi...
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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 image

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  image

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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COVID BOAST - Management of patients with urgent orthopaedic conditions and trauma during the coronavirus pandemic image

COVID BOAST - Management of patients with urgent orthopaedic conditions and trauma during the coronavirus pandemic

21 April 2020 - It is acknowledged that, during the coronavirus pandemic, surgeo...
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BOA statement regarding hip and knee waiting times FOI data image

BOA statement regarding hip and knee waiting times FOI data

The BOA has raised concerns for some time over waiting times for orthopaedic sur...
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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 image

BOA/BASK/BHS communication about changes to knee revision surgery in England

The BOA, BHS and BASK, wish to inform our members about developments in the way ...
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