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 policy@boa.ac.uk.

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23 Mar 2021

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

A paper published today in the Bone and Joint Journal has highlighted grave conc...
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11 Mar 2021

BOA statement on waiting times data release from January 2021

11th March 2021 - Elective Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery has been severely affe...
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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

11th December 2020 - In late-March 2020, all non-urgent elective operations and ...
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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

The BOA and GIRFT have worked together to produce this statement regarding 'ring...
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15 Oct 2020

BOA statement about proposed suspensions of elective operations in some regions

The BOA is aware of media reports regarding hospitals in England that are consid...
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08 Oct 2020

Progress on restarting elective orthopaedic surgery

Orthopaedic elective surgery has achieved one of the lowest percentage returns t...
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28 Sep 2020

BOA viewpoint on communications with waiting list patients and those approaching surgery

The reduction in number of operations during the COVID-19 pandemic (just 4.9% of...
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15 Sep 2020

BOA position on suspending surgery due to COVID-19 

With cases of COVID rising across the UK there is discussion of a second wave an...
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03 Aug 2020

BOA statement on NICE planned care rapid guideline

The BOA supports the implementation of the COVID-19 rapid guideline ‘Arranging p...
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08 Jul 2020

BOA statement on The Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review

The British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) welcomes this report from Baroness Cum...
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