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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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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Policy position statements
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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Policy position statements
24 Feb 2020

BOA statement regarding hip and knee waiting times FOI data

The BOA has raised concerns for some time over waiting times for orthopaedic sur...
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Policy position statements
14 Feb 2020

Getting It Right in Orthopaedics: A follow-up on the GIRFT national specialty report on orthopaedics

The British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) is delighted and proud to support this...
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Policy position statements
18 Dec 2019

BOA/BASK/BHS communication about changes to knee revision surgery in England

The BOA, BHS and BASK, wish to inform our members about developments in the way ...
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Policy position statements
14 Nov 2019

BOA expresses growing concern over lengthening waiting times for patients

New waiting times figures released today by NHS England show a further deteriora...
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Policy position statements
08 Nov 2019

BOA Position statement on Medical Device Regulation from 2020

On 26th May 2017, the Medical Devices Regulation (MDR 2017/745) was published, w...
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02 May 2019

Patient Statement regarding NJR and Implants

The BOA, BHS and BASK are aware of Daily Mail coverage regarding implants used f...
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17 Apr 2019

BOA respond to NHS waiting times

The BOA is very concerned about increasing waiting times for patients with ortho...
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27 Feb 2019

Joint roundtable event in Westminster

On 27th February, the BOA held a Westminster Roundtable event jointly with the c...
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Policy position statements
13 Feb 2019

BOA statement on NHS Improvement Patient Safety Alert on fracture fixation plates

13 February 2019 - NHS Improvement issued a Patient Safety Alert on fracture fix...
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Trauma Policy position statements
30 Jan 2019

BOA statement of support for GIRFT report on spinal surgery

30 January 2019 - The BOA welcomes the recommendations as proposed to reduce thi...
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Policy position statements