BOA Future Leaders Programme

The BOA Clinical Leaders Programme run for the past five years will be evolving this year into the new Future Leaders Programme.

Note: We are no longer taking applications for the 2019/20 programme. Please look out for our 2020 programme in early 2020.

The BOA’s vision for the new programme is to create an alumni of leaders with the skills and knowledge to improve the delivery of clinical care and to influence positive change within the profession.

The BOA National Future Leaders Programme (FLP) is:

  • One year programme aimed at senior trainees (ST8 or above), newly appointed consultants and SAS surgeons.

  • Combination of master classes, tutorials and coaching sessions with experts.

  • Significant innovation/ improvement project delivered by each clinical leader for either their Trust or Specialist Society strategic change agenda.

  • Facilitated by Hiro Tanaka (Vice-Chair BOA Education and Careers Committee) and Lisa Hadfield-Law (BOA Education Advisor)


Programme Structure

The programme will be structured around four core domains :

  1. Personal leadership – to develop heightened awareness of participants, how they impact upon others within their organisation and in their role as leaders in quality improvement and as a high performing surgeon.
  2. Technical leadership – to understand the science of quality improvement: when and what methodologies are best applied for a quality improvement initiative.
  3. Relational leadership – to understand how participants can influence change at an individual, team, organisation or system-wide level.
  4. Contextual leadership – to develop an awareness of their own organisational culture and how quality improvement can influence local or national healthcare strategy.


Methods of learning

Active learning:

  • Four two-day modules delivered at Charingworth Manor

  • Masterclasses and tutorials with experts in their field

  • Action learning sets

Coaching: Leadership and improvement coaching.

Blended learning: Online leadership and management learning resources.

Applied learning: the legacy of this one-year development programme is a significant innovation and improvement piece of work delivered by each future leader to their Trust or Specialist Society strategic change agenda and improvement of T&O services.

Graduation: Presentation at the BOA Annual Congress


Module dates and venue

23rd and 24th October 2019

6th and 7th January 2020

5th and 6th March 2020

1st and 2nd June 2020

Venue: Charingworth Manor set in 56 acres of gardens and woodlands is located in the midlands accessible by road and train. The nearest railway station is Moreton in the Marsh.


Cost, eligibility and how to apply

Am I eligible?

When the programme runs, you must be either:

  • a senior trainee (ST8 or above)

  • a newly appointed consultant (less than 3 years)

  • an SAS surgeon (FRCS Tr & Orth)

All participants must be BOA members by 1st September 2019 at the latest to be eligible to take part in the programme. Non-orthopaedic participants through BSSH and UKSSB can join as a BOA member under the Affiliate category. More information on joining can be found here.

Any non-members who are confirmed on the programme are expected to make a BOA membership application swiftly after their place is confirmed.

How do I apply?

We are no longer taking applications for the 2019/20 programme. Please look out for our 2020 programme in early 2020.

Although all BOA places have been filled, there may be some Trust-sponsored fellowships still recruiting. Please contact the Trust directly or check NHS jobs.


The 2019/20 programme is £3,120 (including VAT) which includes all fees, learning materials and day delegate hospitality, but does not cover travel or accommodation.

Please note places on the FLP are limited and will be confirmed after a review of applications and possibly interviews.