Policy and Position Statements

Below you will find the BOA’s policy and stance on a number of topical issues facing trauma and orthopaedics, including engagement with key stakeholders such as the Department of Health and NHS, and joined up working with other partners such as the GMC, ARMA and ARUK.

If you would like further information on any of the information below please contact [email protected].

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06 Jul 2022

Trainee associations provide an urgent call to action to protect the future surgical workforce

The BOA supports this important call by the trainee associations and will contin...
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Policy position statements
12 May 2022

England and Wales T&O Waiting Times data for March 2022

Summary of the BOA’s viewpoint on new NHS data released 12 May 2022 on waiting t...
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10 Feb 2022

T&O waiting list the largest for over a decade

10 February 2022: Elective Trauma and Orthopaedic (T&O) surgery once again toppe...
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08 Feb 2022

Statement on the publication of the Government’s Elective Recovery Plan

8 February 2022: The Government has published its plan for recovery of elective ...
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Policy position statements
09 Jul 2021

Statement regarding recent media coverage about orthopaedic surgery

9 July 2021: We are aware of media coverage this week about a research study in...
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28 May 2021

BOA Statement on RCS England publication 'A New Deal for Surgery'

28 May 2021: The RCS England has published its ‘New Deal for Surgery’ today, and...
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23 Mar 2021

Statement from the BOA, BHS and BASK regarding newly published study about patients awaiting surgery

23 March 2021: A paper published today in the Bone and Joint Journal has highlig...
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11 Mar 2021

BOA statement on waiting times data release from January 2021

11 March 2021: Elective Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery has been severely affecte...
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21 Jan 2021

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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11 Dec 2020

Current BOA position regarding elective activity, waiting lists and restart

11 December 2020: In late-March 2020, all non-urgent elective operations and mos...
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25 Nov 2020

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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19 Oct 2020

BOA and GIRFT statement on 'ring fenced' orthopaedic beds in the COVID-19 context

19 October 2020: The BOA and GIRFT have worked together to produce this statemen...
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