Training Orthopaedic Educational Supervisors (TOES)

In light of the coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak, the BOA are not currently taking TOES course bookings. Further information regarding BOA activities and events is available here

The BOA are looking at holding Virtual TOES (V-TOES) courses; anyone interested in registering their interest should email Further information on V-TOES is available here

Do you want to help trainees be the very best they can?



The new T&O curriculum will address concerns expressed by many Educational Supervisors about the over refined structure of ISCP: of tick boxes and forms. Our trainees need to learn professional judgement, insight, leadership, and the ability to work with others, alongside the operative skills required to be a safe surgeon. The new updated curriculum should help us do this more effectively.  This one day course is designed to help Educational Supervisors make the changes, scheduled for October 2020, work for them and their trainees.

As an Educational Supervisor, you may feel you have what you need already. If so, you may want to check that you can demonstrate you have the required competencies by answering questions you can find here.

At the end of the course you should be able to:

  • Engage in relevant aspects of the T&O curriculum
  • Maximise opportunities for teaching and assessing in T&O practice
  • Make the best use of T&O workplace based assessment tools
  • Provide constructive feedback relating to progress in practice
  • Identify trainees in difficulty and enlist appropriate help
  • Integrate useful documentation

The programme will be facilitated by Lisa Hadfield-Law, the BOA educational advisor. Over the last 20 years, Lisa has trained over 15,000 T&O surgeons, from 68 countries within Europe, North America, Latin America, and Asia Pacific.

Pre-Programme planning:

You will be asked to complete a short piece of reflection work prior to your course, using the BOA template here.

This will help us assess:

  • Problems T&O trainers face
  • Skill levels at reflective writing

Course Fees:

We have made every attempt to keep the course fee to the minimum and will hold the programme at the BOA. The course fee is £200 for members (£300 for non-members). Fees are due and payable at the time of registration. Please note that once a place is confirmed, there is a no-refund policy.