Information for patients during Coronavirus pandemic 

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Coronavirus BOA FAQs for patients

Updated 25 September 2020 - Please note this guidance is continually being revis...
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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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Arthritis & You Campaign

We recently worked with Health Awareness on the 2020 Arthritis & You campaign. A printed publication was enclosed within every copy of the Guardian newspaper in September 2020 and the content is available online here. The campaign featured exclusive content from key thought leaders and industry voices about the importance of pain, inflammatory arthritis, joint replacement surgery and how to manage your arthritis. You can also view the printed version here.

Patient resources

Within this section you will find information to help inform and support patients who are considering or preparing for operations and procedures. The links are not exhaustive but are provided to sign post to the wide range of information and support available.

The BOA is not able to provide medical advice to individual patients but there are a number of resources available for patients across the musculoskeletal sector (MSK).

We are currently reviewing our patient resources to ensure they are well used, relevant and up to date.

The resources available on our previous website are still available under the PLG section but please note that some of the content has not been updated recently.

We also provide information about patient involvement within the BOA.


Unfortunately, we are no longer able to issue Orthocards (new or replacements). If you need a note for passing through the airport security because of your metal joint replacement, we suggest that you ask your GP or consultant for a letter of confirmation but we cannot guarantee this will be effective. If you have any other queries about this, please don’t hesitate to contact us.