Sustainable Surgery Fellowship

What is the post?

This one-year post (in programme) commencing in March 2023 will be in addition to the fellow’s normal clinical duties. The aim of the role will be to support the development of sustainable surgery in orthopaedics (and joint arthroplasty in particular) and facilitate its expansion. Through these activities the fellow will develop skills in diverse areas including programme management, data analysis and report preparation and develop a network of key contacts in sustainable surgery in the UK. The fellow will inform and work with the BOA/NJR on sustainable surgery and contribute to, and lead key projects.

  • Projects might include work on:
    • Establishing the carbon foot print of an arthroplasty case in theatre
    • Discerning more sustainable ways of delivering outpatient care /prehab and rehab
    • Or any other ideas that you may have and that are acceptable to the appointment panel and supervisors (if your application is successful)
  • The Fellow will be supervised by the BOA President and a member of the NJR
  • The project will be presented at the BOA Annual Congress in September 2023

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail then please contact us at [email protected] .

Who can apply?

Applications for the role of a BOA/NJR Sustainable Surgery Fellow are welcomed from surgeons in training and/or SAS members who are in an established post. Applicants must be members of the BOA in good standing.

How much funding is available?

A stipend of £2,000 will be made available to cover costs associated with the role and facilitate attendance at relevant meetings etc. Half of the funding will be available to the successful applicant on commencement of the fellowship and the remaining 50% will be allocated at 3 months once satisfactory progress has been demonstrated.


Can I do the fellowship part-time?

It is anticipated that the workload for this fellowship would be undertaken in addition to your training, be that full time or LTFT.

How to apply:

Please send us in Word (.doc or .docx) format

  1. your CV
  2. A completed Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form
  3. The completed application form including
    • a response to the question ‘What key issues should orthopaedics address in the next 5 years to make it more sustainable’ (max 200 words)
    • a statement outlining why you want the role and your ideas for a project. (max 200 words)

to [email protected] by 23:59 Wednesday 1 February 2023


Interviews will be held online at a mutually convenient time in February.